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Your employees feel underappreciated. Here's what you can do to fix it

Available Online https://www.business.com/articles/stuart-hearn-...
Publication Date July 6, 2017
Author Stuart Hearn
Source Business
Source Type Online News Article

This article focuses on the importance of employee recognition. Results of a recent study suggest that the top frustration for employees is lack of appreciation. In addition, recognition has been linked to several other important employee outcomes. As a result, many organizations focus on recognition during performance management sessions. The article suggests that recognition enhances employee engagement through increased loyalty and positivity. In addition, recognition enhances productivity, motivation, and satisfaction, and research suggests that many employees value recognition over monetary rewards. Moreover, recognition helps build trust between managers and employees, which contributes to increased engagement. Lastly, recognition decreases turnover and absenteeism, as employees feel more valued, appreciated, and supported. Organizations are advised to create fluid communication channels for continuously expressing recognition, rather than doing so during a single performance appraisal meeting.

Keywords Recognition, appreciation, performance management, communication, engagement

Hearn, S. (2017, July 6). Your employees feel underappreciated. Here’s what you can do to fix it. Business [Online]. Retrieved July 7, 2017, from http://www.business.com

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