Would it surprise you to know that the most common complaint from employees is the lack of recognition they receive for the work they do? This is surprising, since it costs so little, yet means so much.
What form would you like the recognition of your own efforts to take? Have you conveyed this to the person responsible? The next time you are asked to take on a specific project, consider negotiating for your terms of recognition. Employers are not mind readers; it may be necessary to state your case in order to make them aware of how they can help you.
Here is a powerful psychological principle you can apply at work: whatever you feel you lack, give to another. Seek out those doing good work and make sure they know you recognise their efforts. Do this, not as a means of gaining recognition yourself, but simply to support those around you, and you will be amazed by what happens.