Don’t Let Them Go Quietly…Keep Employees Engaged And Motivated With Recognition
Since the gut-punch blow of the “great resignation” delivered by the global pandemic, many businesses have been running very short-staffed. This has given rise to a new trend called “quiet quitting,” which is when employees do the bare minimum expected of them at work. They work the required hours and not a moment more. Gone are the days of employees going above and beyond the call of duty!
Some recent polls indicate that these “quiet quitters” make up at least 50% of the current U.S. workforce…and Gallup thinks that’s probably a low number. They expect this trend could get even worse.
If you didn’t know it before, you now know that employee motivation and engagement is critically important to your business. Businesses cannot afford to be cavalier when it comes to solving the issues that contribute to “quiet quitting.”
This statement from Gallup sums up what’s behind “quiet quitting.” It’s related to “clarity of expectations, opportunities to learn and grow, feeling cared about, and a connection to the organization’s mission or purpose – signaling a growing disconnect between employees and their employers.” https://www.gallup.com/workplace/398306/quiet-quitting-real.aspx
Employee Appreciation Has Never Been More Vital To Businesses
I vote for actively cultivating a new trend that will lead to the “age of employee appreciation,” instead of trying to squeeze more out of fewer employees. It’s important that employers, team leaders, and business owners shift their thinking during this challenging time to stem the tide of “quiet quitting.”
I consider employees to be any businesses’ very first customers. When you think of how important your customers are, and think of employees this way, there is an immediate shift. In the past few years, the employees that have stayed with companies have been expected to carry unprecedented workloads due to the pandemic related hiring issues. Often these expectations come without pay raises or recognition of any kind. That is not working.
Employee Appreciation Day Is Friday, March 3, 2023
If you have a corporate culture of employee. Appreciation you know it’s important to recognize and celebrate your employees regularly throughout the year. If you don’t have this kind of culture, you’ll want to learn how to create it.
You have plenty of time between now and March 3, 2023, to create a program that will be meaningful. According to some of the latest information, employee recognition programs that are geared toward an individual’s personal preferences are the ones that work the best. So, get to know your people and what motivates them. Some people like to be recognized for work well done privately while others like to be acknowledged publicly.
Here’s what you have to look forward to according to one expert in employee recognition programs. “By showing employees they are valued, you increase employee engagement, boost employee morale, become an even greater place to work, and build a company culture where employees thrive. When employees feel appreciated, there is an 84% decrease in the chance they will experience burnout.” https://www.octanner.com/insights/articles/2021/12/29/_how_to_celebrate_employee_appreciation_day.html
These same experts suggest gifts that make employees feel valued on Employee Appreciation Day. They suggest, “Ensure your gift is meaningful to employees and helps them feel connected to your company. Consider a custom gift that symbolizes your organization’s culture and history. You can also give them branded clothing or gear featuring your company logo. If it’s cool, they will love it.” https://www.octanner.com/insights/articles/2021/12/29/_how_to_celebrate_employee_appreciation_day.html
We Love To Help Our Clients Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day
You have plenty of time to get to know what kind of gifts will inspire your employees whether they are onsite, remote or hybrid. By March 3, 2023, you’ll be able to delight and inspire your team and we would love to help you accomplish this in the best possible way. Give us a call and let’s start cultivating the age of employee appreciation while we decisively put the kibosh on “quiet quitting.”