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Retain Employees with Manager-Driven Recognition Programs

December 16, 2019

Have you ever put your heart and soul into a project, only to have leadership give zero recognition? You are ahead of schedule and push the project over the finish line to find that seemingly no one even noticed. Unfortunately, many of us know the feeling. That lack of recognition can easily lead to apathy and resentment. In fact, if the scenario plays out over and over again. As a result, many employees consider moving to a company where their work is appreciated. Learn how manager-driven recognition allows you to appreciate your team members.

The Importance of Recognition in the Workplace

When you are recognized for your efforts in the workplace is like being appreciated in other areas of your life. It just feels good.

Recognition helps employees feel:

  • more connected with their jobs
  • valued for their contribution
  • more likely to do hard work in the future

For leaders, the question isn’t whether we can spare the time to appreciate the contributions of our team members, but rather whether we can afford the consequences if we fail to do so.

Recognition Impacts Retention

All companies prefer to retain their best employees, and compensation alone doesn’t keep top talent. According to Forbes, 79% of employees who quit cite lack of appreciation as the reason; and the Human Capital Institute reports that organizations with strategic recognition programs have 23.4% lower turnover than those without one.
In spite of the compelling data, many organizations struggle to recognize the good work of their staff members consistently and in a meaningful way. What many companies don’t realize is the actual costs of employee turnover. According to The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the average replacement cost of a salaried employee is estimated to be six to nine months’ salary. And that number increases with higher salaried employees.

Manager-Driven Recognition from Terryberry

Terryberry’s AwardYourTeam platform makes it incredibly easy for supervisors, directors, and all levels of management to show top employees recognition for their contributions to the company.
Therefore, Terryberry’s robust and flexible platform fits your business, allowing recognition in a consistent and meaningful way across small or large businesses. As a result of implementing the program, managers immediately begin seeing a boost in morale, which leads to increased retention.

Avoid Unnecessary Turnover with Manager-Driven Recognition

Don’t let your best employees leave because they never feel recognized for their contributions. Contact us today and we can help you set up a manager-driven recognition program.


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