Improving Employee Engagement may be easier and a lot cheaper than many people think. Recognition can work wonders and is so often underestimated.
Besides the suggestions below from my partners at Korn Ferry, how about
- say thank you more often
- praise for a job well done
- share success with the team
Comes all at no costs and can be implemented right away. All you need is remind yourself on a daily basis.
Korn Ferry had compiled a list of best practices to help organizations increase their employee recognition efforts. They could start from transforming the culture within the organization. Here’s a cheat-sheet that we’ve put together for organizations’ consideration: • Recognize the years of service in organization. This is an excellent way for organizations to show that they value ongoing dedication and contribution of individuals. • Introduce non-monetary reward scheme by recognizing people based on specific result. For instance, ‘Salesperson of the month’ or ‘Employee of the year’. • Implement peer-to-peer recognition. Encourage employees to acknowledge each other for jobs well done. You’ll be surprised at the impact of a simple thank you! • Acknowledge individual or team success stories at staff meeting, and do not let the employees’ good work go unnoticed.