Tags: recognition

Simply saying ‘thank you’ could be the key to employee engagement in the UK

The research has revealed that over half of workers in the UK say that they would prefer to be thanked by their managers as and when they do good work, rather than with a single annual event for recognition such as work anniversaries, performance reviews, or company events. Despite this, the majority of the £35.6bn a…

Andy Nolan: How positive recognition programmes can help retain employees

Everyone likes to be appreciated. Those of us that say other people’s opinions don’t matter, and that achievement is its own reward – we still like the occasional pat on the back. Whether it’s at home, amongst friends or in the workplace, small gestures of recognition can make a big difference. For businesses, in particular,…

Self-fulfilment drives workers to go the extra mile

Pride and client service, rather than pay rises and bonuses, motivate more than half (52%) of UK employees to regularly go the extra mile at work, according to recent research from recruitment consultants, Adecco. The drive to perform at their best was most evident amongst workers over 45, with 40% of respondents in the 45-54…

Growing impact of recognition programmes on performance management

More than half of US companies with recognition programmes also observe higher levels of employee engagement, retention, and productivity 64 percent of companies that have an employee recognition programme say their employees are rewarded according to job performance versus just 36 percent of organisations who do not have a recognition programme in place. These are…