10 percent of people look forward to going to work every day

This is bad news for employers, as it means 90 percent of workers aren’t engaged at their jobs. How can employers turn that number around? Hint: Not with raises.

Think about the people you see on your commute to work.

For every 100 people you see on the street, sit with on the train, or pass on the expressway during rush hour, only 10 of them look forward to going to work every day.

This statistic comes from an infographic by Badgeville that uncovers how employers can get their workers to feel engaged with and excited about their jobs. Currently, only 19 percent of people are satisfied with their jobs.

But don’t think raises or monetary rewards will engage employees. Seventy-one percent of employees said the most meaningful recognition has no dollar value.

So, if you can’t throw raises at them, how can you encourage employees to be more engaged? Here are three ways:

1. Make the work environment fun.

  • A whopping 90 percent of employees said a fun work environment is very or extremely motivating.

2. Recognize good work.

  • More than 80 percent (83 percent) of workers said recognition is more fulfilling than any reward or gift.

3. Provide room to grow.

  • Almost 80 percent (76 percent) of employees said opportunities for growth were the primary reason they stayed at an organization.

Check out the graphic for more:

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