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Why Employee Recognition Matters
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Hey! My name is Mark.

Did you know that one of the strongest influences on the culture of an organization is employee recognition?

Yes, that’s right. Recognizing employees for their everyday contributions touches every aspect of your company’s environment and the overall employee experience.

When attracting prospective talent, benefits and salary are not the only critical considerations. The employee experience and the overall company culture are also major considerations as well.

While many HR leaders and executives are developing strategies to attract top talent, it is important to not overlook the key component of ensuring proper employee recognition.

Let’s look at six facets of workplace culture that help to make organizations more attractive to talent via employee recognition.

  • The first aspect is engagement.

A Gallop poll taken in 2017 reported a not so positive outlook on employee engagement and stated that as many as 51% of the employee workforce is not actively engaged. Employees that receive strong recognition have been found to improve their work productivity and quality by 80 percent.

  • Number 2 is improved leadership.

Strong leaders that act as engaged mentors not only create a heightened sense of camaraderie, but relationships between employees and leaders are improved, especially when employees are recognized for their ongoing efforts.

  • The third aspect is the opportunity.

Providing employees with opportunities to grow and develop both personally and professionally is important. Recognition for achievements such as receiving a master’s degree or completing a comprehensive certification program is a great motivator.

  • Number four is a success.

Employees want to feel as though they are part of a winning team and that their efforts for doing meaningful work are recognized. When the company gets awards or special mentions, be sure to bring that to your teams.

  • Number five. Purpose.

Give employees a reason for their presence and their contributions within the organization for them to feel connected. Many studies show that when people feel the purpose or reason for being or doing, they are more likely to be productive and happy.

  •  Number six — Well-being.

Organizations often focus solely on the physical aspects of workplace culture. However, to create well-rounded employees, employers must also focus on well-being that involves employees’ emotions and social environments.

Recognition is a tool not often seen as a key factor in workplace culture. But to effectively make an impact on the organization and for the customers, it should never be underestimated.

If you want to know more about ways employee recognition matters for your workplace, click the link below for more information.