Your CEO may not completely buy your proposal to develop or improve upon your company’s rewards and recognition program. Here’s how to convince him or her to do so.
Employees who are awarded for their work feel more engaged and are more likely to stay at their company.
When we think of companies with “rich cultures of recognition and appreciation,” it’s easy to envision the most modern of tech startups filled with millennial workers living off a wave of VC money. We visualize open floor plans, Warby Parker glasses, nap pods, a sales gong and a keg in the kitchen. It’s true that tech Read More >>
A recent study showed that a stunning 79% of employees surveyed felt undervalued, mainly due to a lack of recognition. We praise our friends, family and children when they do something well. Why don’t we do the same thing in the workplace? A survey by Glassdoor confirmed the enormous power of recognition: more than 80% Read More >>
Employees that feel they have opportunities for professional growth are more likely to stay with an organization than those who don’t see a clear path of career progression. According to Deloitte’s report, Global Human Capital Trends 2014, over 2/3 of millennial workers believe management should give them accelerated development opportunities. According to a Brandon Hall Group 2014 Read More >>
It’s hard to justify spending money on something that doesn’t have easily calculable ROI. But companies are throwing down thousands of dollars to provide employees with perks and benefits to everyday items. Why? There was a fascinating statistic in an article by Time magazine that cited the fact that only 4% of federal cybersecurity staff Read More >>
Myth: making your employees feel like rockstars at their jobs must be elaborate and cost a lot of money. Truth: sometimes the toughest part of rewarding employees is just coming off as genuine. Not spending money on extravagant gifts and prizes can actually make for a more personal form of recognition – one that requires face-to-face interactions and Read More >>
Today, work life balance is simply not possible. And we can all blame the Internet. First, it’s a quick glance at an email notification on your phone. Then it’s the momentary panic of thinking it could be an emergency, so you read the email. By then, you’re in it; you know you have to respond Read More >>
Keeping a workforce engaged doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you’re a growing startup competing for talent or a Fortune 500 company strengthening its employer brand, the most basic path toward a healthy, happy workforce is building meaningful, social relationships. A hefty expense account doesn’t always equate to employee happiness. In fact, most drivers Read More >>
In part one, we talked about how things like ceiling height and cuteness can have significant effects on creativity and employee happiness. We also talked about how, like most creative writing teachers love to say, decorating your office is about, “showing, not telling” what your company’s mission is. So let’s dive right into part two and cover four more Read More >>