Here is a good article on the importance of employee appreciation by Deanna Hartley that appeared in Talent Management.
Appreciating Employees Can Do Wonders for Engagement, ROI
It doesn’t always take gigantic raises, bonuses or promotions to keep a workforce engaged and productive. Sometimes, all that’s needed is a simple pat on the back for a job well done.
High levels of engagement have been linked to tangible business results – and recognition is one of the key drivers of engagement, a recent study confirmed.
“There’s a general understanding out there that employee satisfaction isn’t enough anymore,” said David Chittock, president of Incentra Inc., a company that delivers comprehensive incentive management services, and member of The IRF Research Committee.
“Organizations that have a high level of employee engagement are going to have workers that are more productive; they work harder; they’re happier; they stay longer; they come to work every day – and the study showed that recognition is one of the key pieces of the puzzle that lead to people being happy and engaged in an organization.”
via Appreciating Employees Can Do Wonders for Engagement, ROI – Talent Management magazine.