Did you know that the number one reason people leave their job is because they feel unappreciated? Or that for 67% of employees simply being praised for a job well done means more than financial incentives?
When people say “it’s the thought that counts”, there’s a lot of truth to that statement.
The simple fact is that businesses that take the time to reward and recognise their staff grow faster, are more profitable and are more pleasurable places to work.
We all work harder when we’re happy and when we feel that we’re really valued. The connection between appreciation and effort is primal, and even the most humble folks in your workforce want to know that your organization cares about them.
That’s why companies invest in an employee recognition program. But employee recognition programs aren’t just about driving the bottom line. They’re about building a workplace culture that attracts and develops the best talent possible.
Creating this kind of culture takes more than occasional recognition. It means prioritizing routine recognition.
Our friends at RPG Card Services have produced a punchy infographic guide to employee recognition. It includes 10 things you may not have appreciated around the importance of employee recognition; as well as how to implement an employee recognition program in 6 easy steps.