The Recognition Council, a branch of the Incentive Marketing Association, has issued guidelines for employers who want to understand better how to motivate and engage employees:

A worldwide study showed that engaged employees are happy employees. Half of "engaged" employees said they had no plans to leave their company, while 15% of the "disengaged group planned to stay.

Employees who feel valued and trusted are more productive; and high-performing employees will leave companies if they do not feel valued.

  • Definitive recognition and rewards programs can help managers reward behaviors that produce results.
  • A survey of 1,000 workers by White Water Strategies, a U.K. consulting firm, found that saying "thank you" or praising staff can affect job satisfaction as much as a one-percent pay increase.
  • The right training and recognition programs can help create a motivated workforce.

 

Additional employee management tools:

Payroll | Employee Communications | Benefits | Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention | Compliance | Interviewing and Hiring | Employee Motivation and Development | Employee Separation

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