Top 10 ways employees want to be recognized
Employees are working harder than ever as they try to navigate the so-called “new normal” that has morphed out of the coronavirus pandemic. As employees juggle working from home with their responsibilities outside of work, it’s more important than ever that employers continue to recognize the effort their workers are putting in.
“Your employees are going to remember how you're treating them during this difficult situation that we all find ourselves in,” Rob Schmitter, principal solutions architect at Workhuman, said during the virtual 2020 WorldatWork conference.
Employees reap the benefits of greater recognition efforts throughout the year. Research from Workhuman shows that seven to 10 recognition moments throughout the year will result in employees being two times less likely to leave the organization.
“Think of it as a micro bonus if you don't want to call it recognition. It's the idea that we're going to look for more opportunities to leverage our bonus pool to drive a higher level of connection,” Schmitter says.
A solid workforce is the backbone to any employer’s profitability, reputation and future. As competition for top talent becomes increasingly fierce, employee retention can become increasingly difficult. These tips from O.C. Tanner, a company that designs and helps implement global employee rewards and recognition solutions, details some simple steps employers can take to show workers the kind of appreciation they want to see.