May 2013: “Treating people well and authentically respecting them does lead to far better business performance. We proved it works.” -Jerome Dodson Dodson is the founder of Parnassus Investments. He was recently featured in a Fast Company article entitled, “The Proof Is In The Profits: America’s Happiest Companies Make More Money.”
January 2013: More than 80 percent of respondents to the Fall 2012 SHRM/Globoforce survey said that their recognition program had a positive impact on employee engagement. Seventy-two percent of respondents said that their recognition program helped the organization instill and reinforce corporate values, and 54 percent said it helped them retain employees. When employees were asked if they would leave
November 2012. See the Fortune / CNN.com article where Dr. White is interviewed, “The Best Way to Give Thanks at Work.”
October 2012: Research indicates an increasing focus on non-cash rewards and recognition in motivating employees. The McKinsey Group’s research found that more than 50% of executives surveyed believed intangible rewards were effective at increasing productivity. Over 65% of the companies surveyed reported they had formal recognition and non-cash reward programs. Almost 70% reported that they found Gift Cards to be either
September 2012: New Joint Venture with World Vision. Support a Third World Entrepreneur by donating money for a loan and receive a FREE copy of the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, along with a mailer and postcard which allows the book to be sent to others. Go to www.worldvisionmicro.org/5languages for more information.
February 2012: Harvard Business Review online discussion affirms the importance of appreciation in the workplace. “According to research, the single highest driver of engagement is whether or not workers feel their managers are genuinely interested in their wellbeing. Feeling genuinely appreciated lifts people up, it makes us feel safe, and it’s energizing—all of which is what frees us to do our
November 2011: “Being treated with respect” was the top characteristic identified for U.S. & Canadian workers of what motivates them and makes them feel engaged at work, according to a report just released in Mercer’s October 2011 What’s Working survey report. Click here to see the full list of factors that influence motivation and engagement at work globally.
September 2011: The key to motivating and engaging employees is to demonstrate how much a company cares according to 78% of human resources executives surveyed by Harvard Business Review Analytic services. Source: The New Employee Relationship, Unum 2011 – http://bit.ly/nsanNd (PDF).
September 2011: 87% of job hunters said it’s very important to work for a company that cares about their well-being according to a recent study by Monster.com. Rated higher than job security and a high base salary, many job seekers find this characteristic in a potential employer very enticing.
September 2011: Only 7% of employees believe senior management’s actions are consistent with their words. According to the 2011 Employee Engagement Poll by Maritz Research found that the American workforce is less engaged with its employers than it was in 2010. Only 12% of the respondents report believing their employer genuinely listens to and cares about its employees.