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Organizations face some pretty severe odds in the talent department. Not only are there growing talent shortages making the market more competitive, but there are also lower levels of engagement among the workforce. According to a 2011 Gallup Poll, more than 70% of American workers are either not engaged or actively disengaged in their work. That number should scare any employer half to death. Not only will employers continue to have difficulty hiring the right talent in a timely manner, but they also need to worry about retaining it. HR and business leaders know they need to change the way they interact with potential and current employees.
Some people take to the idea of employee recognition like a fish to water. Others, not so much. Those that aren’t sold on the concept often ask, “Why can’t I just say thank you?” It’s a good question. Certainly, there’s a lot of value in saying thanks, and doing so is a crucial piece of employee recognition. But it’s just one piece.Read more