Hours of blood, sweat, and tears have gone into your job; you’ve taken your work home with you countless times and have delivered unparalleled results. Yet, you didn’t even receive a simple thank you. There is overwhelming evidence; employees that feel unappreciated are more likely to leave their current position for a new one that aligns more with what they are seeking from an employer. With this becoming an increasingly more popular option, what can companies implement to create a more appreciative environment.
“39% of employees feel unappreciated at work, with 77% reporting that they would work harder if they were better recognized.”
Many employers offer cash bonuses when an employee has worked hard and met quarterly goals. Despite monetary incentives, people like being personally acknowledged for their work. When an employee or team member has completed a project, a simple “Thank you, I know how hard you worked on this” can go a long way! As a manager or supervisor, it’s important to acknowledge your employees/team members accomplishments. Even as a coworker, it’s important to acknowledge others accomplishments, this helps build a positive and open company culture.
There are three main reasons why appreciating your employees is beneficial:
- Decreased Turnover
- Increased Productivity
- Improved Company Culture
Unappreciated employees tend to be disengaged in their work and aren’t as productive. When they don’t care about the company they work for or the people they work with, employee turnover can manifest itself. They come in, do their work, and leave; making their work environment hostile due to them not wanting to be there.
Whereas engaged employees display loyalty towards their company and in turn are more productive. Engaged employees take initiative and constantly are trying to get feedback and open the lines of communication. They want to see the company progress and are going to look to their managers and supervisors to see what they can improve upon; thus creating a healthy, open communication environment.
Here at Search Solution Group we try to appreciate our employees many ways, a few are:
- Birthday and Workiversary Celebrations
- SSG Beach Trip to Charleston, South Carolina for one week
- Email and Formal Recognition for any accomplishments they make
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