Recognising the contribution that employees make to your organisation is very important. It is also equally important to approach this in a way that makes them feel valued. Research from Harvard Business Review found that managers often appreciate the work their employees do, but employees were less likely to feel appreciated without meaningful or direct feedback.
General recognition of everyone’s hard work may seem to be an easy way to cover all bases, but this can lead to employees feeling that praise is disingenuous and create feelings of demotivation. So how do you get the balance right? We asked Josephina Smith, director level thought leader on reward, and Caroline Drake, chief people officer at Zellis, to give us their expert advice.
Other discussion points in the podcast include:
- What plans exist to recognise employee skills and address their opportunities to grow and develop?
- What benefits do employees gain from coming into the workplace and do staff that work predominantly from home receive any comparable feedback or praise?
- How do organisations create a culture where people feel valued and appreciated for what they do?
- What role do managers play in delivering on workers feeling valued?