You can read the research statistics out there on employee recognition and wonder where do you begin.
Take this example from the Gallup Business Journal of June 28, 2016:
“According to Gallup’s analysis, only one in three workers in the U.S. strongly agree that they received recognition or praise for doing good work in the past seven days. At any given company, it’s not uncommon for employees to feel that their best efforts are routinely ignored. Further, employees who do not feel adequately recognized are twice as likely to say they’ll quit in the next year.”
That means if you had 1,000 employees in your company that 667 of them would say they did not receive sufficient or any recognition or praise for doing good work in the last seven days.
Or consider this nursing example where only 31.6 percent of nurses received praise or recognition often or very often from nurse unit managers. Yet these recognized nurses “showed more job satisfaction, stated they had more opportunities to practice professionally, described a more positive work climate and were more committed to the organization such as being proud to work at and willing to make effort for the unit and hospital” – than those nurses rarely or very rarely receiving praise.
So you have 1,000 nurses in your hospital and the likelihood is high that 684 of them are poorly praised and recognized and have low engagement towards the institution and with patient care.
Overall, that is a lot of people needing recognition.(more…)