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It's Never Too Late to Start Appreciating Your Employees

It's Never Too Late to Start Appreciating Your Employees
From Recruiter - March 2, 2017

As we demonstrated earlier in the week, one of the common threads uniting top-performing companies across industries is that they often make employee appreciation a key piece of their strategies. When leaders and managers take the time to regularly recognize and reward their employees for jobs well done, the bottom line gets a boost.

But perhaps youre a leader or manager at an organization that hasnt put much thought into employee appreciation. You dont have a formal appreciation protocol of any kind, nor is casual recognitionpart of the culture. Yours is akeep-your-head-down-and-just-do-it kind of workplace.

If thats the case, our Employee Appreciation 101 article may have dimmed your spirits instead of boosted them.

Oh geez, youre thinking. Employees should receive appreciation at least once every seven days, but our employees dont get anywhere near that much recognition. Weve been totally ignoring a simple and profoundly effective way to boost overall company performance.

Im happy to say that today, we have some good news for you by way of the recognition and engagement experts at O.C. Tanner: Even if you only appreciate your employees once a year, you still stand to gain significant benefits.

After surveying 3,400 working professionals around the world, O.C. Tanner discovered that even yearly recognition, as opposed to the recommended weekly dose, can dramatically impact engagement, motivation, pride, well-being and work results.

Lets take a closer look at the numbers:

Percent of Employees Who Are Engaged:

- Employees who received no recognition in the past 12 months: 16 percent

- Employees who received recognition once in the past 12 months: 26 percent

Percent of Employees Who Are Highly Motivated to Contribute to the Success of the Company:

- Employees who received no recognition in the past 12 months: 46 percent

- Employees who received recognition once in the past 12 months: 67 percent

Percent of Employees Who Have Excellent Well-Being:

- Employees who received no recognition in the past 12 months: 5 percent

- Employees who received recognition once in the past 12 months: 11 percent

Percent of Employees Who Are Proud of Where They Work:

- Employees who received no recognition in the past 12 months: 45 percent

- Employees who received recognition once in the past 12 months: 63 percent

Percent of Employees Who Are Innovating:

- Employees who received no recognition in the past 12 months: 10 percent



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