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U.S. workers feel top skills under utilized and unrecognized

To get the most out of their workers, companies are striving to implement employee incentive programs that reward individuals for utilizing their strengths.

To get the most out of their workers, companies are striving to implement employee incentive programs that reward individuals for utilizing their strengths.

However, a new poll from Gallup suggests businesses could be doing more to tailor staff members' responsibilities to the areas in which they excel and then acknowledge them for such exemplary work.

According to the poll, the majority of Americans say they use their professional and personal skills for six hours or fewer each day. Only one in four respondents said they utilized their strengths for at least 10 hours a day. Additionally, women were found to use their talents for longer periods on average with 7.1 hours per day, compared to men with 6.6 hours per day.

"In addition to higher self-confidence, hope, altruism and well-being among American adults … those who report that they use their strengths on the job are more engaged in their work, exhibit higher performance, and are less likely to leave their organization," Gallup reported. "Business units whose employees receive feedback on their strengths are, on average, higher performing."

Implementing appropriate incentive programs may be crucial to getting the most from employees and recognizing them for those skills in which they feel most confident and proficient.

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