Employee Recognition Tools: If You Build It, They Will Use It

by Laura Troyani on Nov 18, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Are you the jaded type that thinks no one really cares about getting a pat on the back for a job well done? Perhaps the kind of person that thinks no one would really leverage a peer-to-peer recognition tool if it were available? Well, it’s time to rethink your tune.

When we surveyed employees from over 500+ organizations around the world, guess what happened? We found that they like giving each other high fives. Like, really, really like it. If a peer-to-peer recognition tool is in a workplace, 44% of all employees will use it on an ongoing basis.

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What good deeds are being done you might wonder? It spans the gamut. Employees are thanking each other for big things like staying late to finish up major projects and helping with employee onboarding down to the little things like clearing out the dishwasher.  

Even more remarkable: the happier employees are, the more likely they are to given each other recognition. While only 18% of the least happy employees share praise, 58% of the happiest cohort gives cheers. Professional happiness encourages 3X more recognition!

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And when you consider data that shows peers and camaraderie are the biggest drivers of employees going the extra mile, that recognition and social acknowledgement is too valuable to ignore.

What are you doing to encourage employee recognition in your workplace?

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This post was written by Laura Troyani

Laura Troyani is a former member of the TINYteam. She's now the Founder & Editor of PlanBeyond, a one-stop shop for getting your end-of-life planning in order. Whether you need to explore last wills, hospice care, or estate taxes, you can trust PlanBeyond to quickly and easily answer all your questions.

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