xcerpted from www.super-solutions.com, a human resources-related Web site:
Managers have a lot to learn about employee recognition, according to the results of a recent national Maritz Poll. More than 1,000 full-time employees were asked to compare companies’ reward practices to employee preferences. The results show there is a significant gap between how employees are currently recognized in the workplace and how they actually want to be recognized:
• Only 27 percent who want to be
recognized by non-monetary employee incentives, such as award merchandise, gift cards or trips, are recognized that way.
• Only 29 percent who want to be
recognized by a cash bonus are recognized that way.
• Only 30 percent who want to be
recognized by a recognition event are recognized that way.
• Only 40 percent who want to be recognized by written praise are recognized that way.
In addition, even though 70 percent of employees receive verbal praise—the most prevalent form of employee recognition—only 49 percent of them want it; and 21 percent of those who actually want verbal praise still aren’t getting it from their companies. Furthermore, the research revealed that 55 percent of employees agree or strongly agree that the quality of their company’s recognition efforts impacts their job performance. At the same time, only 10 percent of employees strongly agree that they are completely satisfied with their company’s employee recognition efforts.
It is clear that the harvest is ripe for the distributors of promotional products, but the laborers, and the laurels, are few. Following is a modicum of product ideas that could help boost employee morale and in turn boost distributor sales.