Wouldn’t it be terrible to go to work and never hear a thank you? Unfortunately there are many of you reading this article that live that reality every day in your workplace. If you aren’t experiencing it now then you have most likely experienced this at one time or the other in your career. Recognizing employees seems to be at an all time low these days. This is a mistake if you want high performing employees or plan on keeping any of your staff for the long term.
According to Globalforce, a global provider for employee recognition, “fifty five percent of survey respondents said they would leave their jobs for a company that clearly recognized employees for their efforts." As an employer you may not be as concerned in today’s economy of losing your staff, however there is a bigger question; at what level are your employees performing if they are not feeling recognized or valuable? If employees are not happy then most likely it will affect their moods, customer service, inter-office relations and motivation as a whole. Consequently, recognizing your employees as a vital part of running an effective and successful company is a key role in any manager or administrator's job.