More than a third of employees dread turning up for work, a new survey has found.
New research by One4All also found that four in 10 staff do not feel that managers care if they are burned out or not, and 35% of staff are of the opinion that companies don't care if their workforce is sick or healthy, so long as they turn up for work.
The survey, carried out by Ignite Research among 1,000 Irish adults employed full/part time, found that more than half of the working population (53%) believed that a positive work environment is more important than financial rewards.
More than three-quarters (76%) of staff would prefer to be rewarded for great work more frequently than a traditional once a year review bonus.
However, almost half of the working population (46%) said that they head into a happy and positive office each day.
This finding indicates that it may be time to overhaul the concept of the annual performance review.
Some companies have already started to do this, including Accenture and Adobe.
Rather than an annual review, these companies are in favour of more fluid systems to capture and provide feedback on an ongoing basis.
Aoife Davey of One4all said: "The benefits of frequent rewards reassure staff that they are doing a great job and can help promote a positive workplace and consistent, positive performance.
"The survey shows that employers need to find ways to engage and retain the best staff and frequent rewards such as One4all Gift Cards can help."