Dear senior managers and company leaders, you need to recognize your employees more often.
An infographic from Work.com explains that there’s a gap between how managers and employees perceive a company’s recognition efforts.
Fifty-six percent of senior managers think their companies are above average at doling out appreciation, but only 23 percent of employees share that sentiment.
And it’s important to make sure your employees feel appreciated—69 percent of employees say they would work harder if management better recognized their work. Sixty-three percent of those who don’t feel appreciated plan to leave their jobs within two years.
So, how can you show your employees you appreciate them?
- Recognize them once a week. (Only 16 percent of managers currently do this.)
- Provide them with opportunities to grow.
- Give praise.
- Offer rewards, like money or gift cards.
For more ideas, take a look at the graphic: