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Without Appreciation, Nearly Half of US Workers Would Leave Jobs

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Attention managers: Many employees say recognizing their efforts goes a long way to keeping them satisfied in their jobs. 

A new OfficeTeam survey finds 49 percent of workers say they would be somewhat or very likely to leave their current job if they didn’t feel appreciated by their manager.

As for what types of recognition they value the most, 38 percent prefer financial compensation or gift cards.  Twenty-one percent say they want their efforts to be recognized with new opportunities to learn and grow in their companies.  Nineteen percent would rather receive verbal or written praise, while 20 percent claim they don’t need acknowledgment for doing a good job.

An almost equal number of respondents apparently aren’t concerned about getting kudos.  Fifty-one percent of those polled said they were not very likely or not likely at all to leave their current position if they didn’t feel appreciated.

The OfficeTeam survey was based on telephone interviews with 431 workers employed in an office environment.

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Many Employees Admit Working for an 'Unreasonable Boss'

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Many Americans can relate to working for a less than ideal manager, according to a new survey by the staffing company OfficeTeam.

In surveying 441 workers aged 18 and older, the company found that nearly half of them -- 46 percent -- have worked for an unreasonable boss.

The survey also found that when employees who have had an unreasonable boss were asked how they responded to the situation, 35 percent said they stayed in the job and tried to deal with the issue.  Twenty-seven percent said they quit after lining up another job, while 24 percent stayed put and bore it.

Futhermore, 11 percent of respondents said they quit immediately without having another job lined up, while 3 percent didn’t answer.

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Gender Pay Gap Report: Women Managers Still Lag Behind Men

Photo Courtesy -- Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- According to a new government report, females in management positions and their corresponding pay still lag behind that of their male counterparts.  The U.S.Government Accountability Office report, "Women in Management: Analysis of Female Managers' Representation, Characteristics, and Pay," released Tuesday, found little has changed for women in the workforce when it comes to compensation.  Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and chair of the Joint Economic Committee, commissioned the report and is holding a congressional hearing Tuesday to discuss its findings.  "What is most startling to me is how little progress we've made even though there's a bright spot in that more women are gaining education, we're closing the education gap but we're not closing the pay gap," Maloney said. Although there are more women represented across several industries, the number of women managers only increased by one percent -- from 39 percent in 2000 to 40 percent in 2007.  The report analyzed 13 industries from construction to health care and looked at the pay gap between female and male managers. The factors used in determining the salary levels included age, hours worked and education.  For the first time, the report also looked at working mothers in management.

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