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