With the holidays just around the corner, everyone is starting to think about how best to show how much they appreciate their loved ones. During this time of year, you should also be thinking about how to appreciate your employees, because the health of your organization may depend on it.
Employee engagement is something that many organizations overlook, to the detriment of their business and their employees alike. Employee disengagement lowers worker productivity, which can often take the form of absenteeism and presenteeism, which costs companies billions of dollars per year. The impact on employees is also costly, but in a different way: Workers who are not engaged in their jobs tend to feel intense stress that can affect their relationships outside of the workplace, as well as their health.
After a time, all of the effects of disengagement will culminate in workers ultimately leaving their jobs—although many organizations are unaware of that. In fact, while 89 percent of business leaders are under the impression that their workers leave because of money, according to Leigh Branham, author of The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave, some research shows that 79 percent actually quit their jobs because they simply do not feel appreciated.
Luckily, there are remedies for this—and many of them won’t cost you a thing. Following are 10 ways that your organization can show employees appreciation this holiday season.
- Put it in handwriting. The days of handwritten notes are largely gone,
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