Great article on why employees quit. Something to think about, and potentially restructure how you work with your staff.
David Novak from NBCNews wrote:
79 percent of employees who quit their jobs claim that a lack of appreciation was a major reason for leaving
If you go to work every day just going through the motions, you aren’t alone.
According to Gallup, only 33 percent of employees are engaged at work.
So, how can nearly 70 percent of the workforce be disengaged?
I believe it’s because there is a tremendous lack of recognition in the world today, or what I call the global recognition deficit. And there are statistics to prove it.
According to OC Tanner research:
• 79 percent of employees who quit their jobs claim that a lack of appreciation was a major reason for leaving
• 65 percent of Americans claimed they weren’t even recognized one time last year
My company, oGoLead, fielded national research and found even more evidence for the lack of recognition in the workplace:
• 82 percent of employees feel their supervisor doesn’t recognize them for what they do
• 60 percent say they are more motivated by recognition than money
If leaders give their people the recognition they’ve earned, show genuine appreciation and acknowledge the unique things people have to offer and do, then they will drive significantly better results. At the same time, they will lift the spirits of everyone involved, including themselves, and create a positive energy that becomes contagious and creates a ripple effect across the organization.