When was the last time you gave or received praise in your organization? It may have been a while ago or even just today but whenever it was, it felt good didn’t it? Employee recognition is acknowledging where a person or team have gone above and beyond usual expectations to achieve and support the goals and values of the organization. So why should we recognize the great work that our employees give every day and how can we do it?
Employee recognition confirms their work has meaning and is valued by others. When employees and their work are valued, their satisfaction and productivity rises, and they are motivated to maintain or improve their good work.
One study carried out in the UK showed happier staff were 12% more productive, citing that the happier workers were, used their time more effectively, increasing the pace at which they can work without sacrificing quality. On the other hand, those who do not have any recognition practices generally experience lower productivity and higher turnover.
Branded Moleskine notebooks are popular for their practicality and usefulness in and out of the office.
Improved Staff Retention
Increased retention of quality employees. By creating a positive work environment that addresses the emotional needs of employees you build a strong company culture of loyalty. A survey of over 200,000 participants worldwide by Boston Consulting Group found that the most important factor to most people is a simple desire: appreciation for their work.
One such way is to make sure everyone looks and feels part of the company. Whether its is for daily work wear or for a corporate retreat, quality company branded merchandise is a great productive way to reward your staff as well as promote your corporate identity.
Employee recognition can also be represented by a solid momento and presented to teams and individuals for company wide recognition. These are designed to honour some of the most significant professional milestones achieved by your team resulting in improved morale, productivity, teamwork and lower staff turnover.
How will you recognize your team?