Sure, working from the comfort of your home in your comfiest sweats is a great work perk, but it all comes down to how valued an employee feels at work. From being trusted and empowered by their manager to getting recognition and rewards, it’s no surprise that feeling a sense of value is one of the key criteria of overall job satisfaction.
But don’t just take my word for it. According to a Gallup report, only one in three U.S. workers “strongly agreed” they received recognition for their work in the past seven days. Furthermore, employees who didn’t get the recognition for their work were twice as likely to say they’ll quit in the next year. Now, if that’s not a clear indication for where you should be focusing as a leader or organization, I don’t know what is.
Just think about it, your employees are your greatest asset. In other words, your business wouldn’t succeed without their passion, dedication, and hard work. Yet, far too often, I see the emphasis being placed on the shareholders or credit not given where credit is due.
So here are 5 things you can do to change that:
The equally important thing to remember about ensuring your employees feel valued is recognizing that this work is ongoing. You don’t get to just turn it on or off whenever you feel like it. If your employees give their best, you can bet they’re expecting to see the same from you in return.