have’ for organizations looking toward significant growth and financial success,” says Scott Dussault, chief financial officer at Workhuman. “Times have changed – with quiet quitting and disengagement running rampant – leaders should be turning to employee recognition to increase engagement, productivity, inclusivity and overall loyalty to their companies.”
When employees are lauded, they feel they belong at work instead of making up excuses to avoid the workplace.
Many organizations have annual or semi-annual recognition events.
But more people need more recognition more often. Look for ways to build recognition and rewards into daily or weekly activities.
For instance, add a virtual or physical kudos board where employees give each other shout-outs for outstanding work or extra help.
Update the attitude
Employees Google “excuses to miss work” for a reason.
“A number of people are not experiencing the grace and understanding from employers that they need; which leads to a resolve of faking it but escaping by any means necessary,” Dr. Teran says. “[Some] likely feel that they do not have a supervisor or organization culture in which they can freely take time off without being met with ridicule or challenge.”
Ideally, an attitude update on when, how and why people take time off comes from the top. Try to get C-Suite leaders to talk about the importance of self-care. Even better, ask them to share examples of how they practice it (which hopefully includes taking vacation and/or mental well-being time off).
If an attitude update won’t work for you, try a policy update. Move away from “sick time,” “vacation time” and/or “personal time” to a general Paid Time Off (PTO) policy with fewer hard rules and more general guidelines.
Make work fun
People go to amusement parks, concerts and fairs for one good reason: They’re fun. And after the fun, people talk about the experience.
While you don’t need to bring in roller coasters and magicians, you do need to make the workplace more fun. One trending idea: More board games.
Some organizations are adding libraries of games to their break rooms. Others are working with local game board cafes, which offer facilities, time, food and beverages so employees can gather around fun and not screens.
Information provided by: HR Morning