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65 percent of employees say they receive no job recognition.
And 88 percent of workers say they have ideas to improve their work, yet only 15 percent offer those ideas.
Source: WorkForce Week
That’s it….what can you change in your workplace to make sure you beat these stat?
A) 65 percent of employees say they receive no job recognition.
B) And 88 percent of workers say they have ideas to improve their work, yet only 15 percent offer those ideas.
Solution to A) Recognize your best employees frequently (minimum once per quarter) and your average to low employees for exceptional effort. How? Easy – have them check a box when they are hired: Amazon or Barnes & Noble or Starbucks or McDonald’s (or whatever – you get the drift).
Then, to recognize, give them a gift card in the office ($25 probably, but $10 would work) and a word of thanks.
That’s it. The word of thanks is important. So is frequency. Budget it at the beginning of the year and distribute consistently throughout. It is the preponderance of recognition (not easy recognition, mind you, but honest recognition should occur 100 times more than it currently does.)
The solution to B)?
See solution A).
If you haven’t got the budget for mini-centives then, at the very least, get really liberal with the word of thanks. But get the budget at somepoint. Words matter, but money talks, especially the kind that at least gives a nod that the employee may have a life outside of work.
All valid points. Ones that I believe in 100%.
Why do you think it is so hard for most employers to understand this and behave accordingly?