Did you know that a Gallup report found two-thirds of employees said they’d received no recognition from their manager or supervisor in the last year? ZERO!
No wonder they’re not motivated to work hard! They don’t think their work and effort matter because no one is telling them so.
Sure, some managers don’t think that kind of thing is important, and shame on them. BUT… there’s also a group of managers out there who would love to show some appreciation, but are so overwhelmed with the day-to-day that it just keeps slipping past them.
And that’s why…
That’s why we created Rise . This way, you can keep track of the recognition you’re providing your employees, and get reminders when someone goes too long without hearing something positive from you.
Rise helps you keep track of your employees, and shows you the last time they received recognition, what it was for, and how they were recognized.
Through regular recognition, you’ll see employees with greater job satisfaction, and that leads to greater customer satisfaction.
How much is enough?
So how often should you recognize someone? The easy answer is whenever they do something worth recognizing!
What you don’t want are long gaps between individual recognition. In fact, a good rule of thumb says that you should recognize an employee once every 7 days.
Find something worthwhile and make sure they get a pat on the back for it.
What should I be recognizing?
We get this question a lot, and it’s a good one.
The easiest way to answer it is to think about the kinds of things that make your business run smooth.
Did someone give a great customer experience? Did someone crush their sales goal for the day/week/month? Tell them “Thank you!”
Other ideas come from employees going above and beyond the call of duty.
Did someone cover a shift for another team member? Did someone stay late to help clean up? Did someone come up with a faster, more efficient way to handle something? Tell them “Great job!”
Remember this concept: What gets rewarded, gets repeated. When it does, recognition is the simplest, most effective form of reward you can offer.
Make a note in Rise
Every time you show one of your employees some appreciation, be sure to make a note in Rise .
The notes are automatically saved, and you can refer back to them later (up to 100 days) during employee reviews or team meetings.
Then, when that employee is due for another moment of recognition, you’ll get a reminder that it’s time to find something worthy of more praise.
Got other ideas?
We’d love to hear how YOU praise your team.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or a message through “Get in Touch” inside the Rise app, and let us know.
We may even share it with other managers and leaders so they’ll be inspired to do it, too.
Something you’re doing in your business may be just the thing someone else has been looking for to inspire their employees, and we all get to learn and grow together!