Listen Now: New Tips To Keep Employees Happy (With A Little Praise)
It’s one thing to hire good workers… but it’s another to keep them.
There is one thing all employees have in common: the desire to feel recognized by managers and co-workers for hard work. And according to the job resources site Inc.com, not being recognized is the third most common reason people head for the door. But it’s more than just a pat on the head.
Recognition people will appreciate should happen in the moment. Praise people when they deserve it and do it regularly. According to a recent study by Harvard Business Review, there was an average of fifty days since people said they last felt recognized. Employees should be given feedback frequently, not just during the annual review.
This keeps them on their toes and makes sure they are trying to perform well year round. Finally, the recognition you give someone must be personal. Employees react better to a personal note or email or a shout-out on an internal network. Don’t group everyone together, single people out for a job well done.
And make sure you mean it.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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