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Nonprofits: Know What Employees Want Most

The reality is relationships matter most

Is a pay raise a better motivator for employees than better work conditions? Or is a better working relationship with a supervisor or manager more important than a pay raise to motivate an employee? Whatever your view on this topic, you can probably find a study that supports your position.

For example, a poll taken online had 39 percent of employees saying that, given a choice, they would want time off more than an equivalent boost in pay. However, most of the 4,600 respondents still preferred a bigger paycheck.

But two other studies reveal that the question of what motivates employees to perform their best and stay at their jobs is more complex than just “more money.”

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