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Oh To Be Recognised

December 15th, 2015 by Alison McKinney

tropheyOne of our valued clients, Big Yellow Self Storage, have made it into the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies for 2016, and we couldn’t be more delighted for them.

This news, coupled with the successful launch of the UK’s first astronaut to head for the International Space Station, Tim Peake, has made me reflect on the importance of recognising achievements.

Research from our surveys show that, whilst there is a range of different forms of recognition that people value, a simple ‘thank you’ that is genuine and meaningful really does make a difference.

Being human, we all have a fundamental need to be appreciated. Employees respond positively to appreciation, conveyed through recognition of their good work and achievements, because it confirms that what they have done is valued. When employees and their work are valued, their engagement, satisfaction and productivity levels increase, and they become more motivated in what they do and loyal to their employers.

Everyone wants a ‘pat on the back’ to make them feel good. People want to be respected and valued for their efforts and contributions.

Regardless of whether you use formal or informal recognition methods, if you tell your employees what is expected of them, give them the resources to do their job and recognise them for a job well done, you will be well on your way to providing a great place to work and an organisation that employees want to be part of!

Congratulations, again, to both Big Yellow and Tim Peake!!!

The Survey Initiative team are experts in the field of employee research. If you would like to know more about how we can help your organisation with employee engagement, then call us on +44 (0)1255 850051 or visit our website.

Written by Alison McKinney
Alison McKinney is the Project and Quality Assurance Manager at The Survey Initiative, a dedicated employee research organisation devoted to helping its clients gain insight and understanding into what drives employee engagement in their business. Alison has extensive experience in project management and quality assurance and has recently worked on projects for clients as diverse as: WSP Middle East. Natural History Museum, Peverel, Marine Stewardship Council, Accor UK &Ireland and Thompsons Solicitors. Visit http://www.surveyinitiative.co.uk for more information.

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