You've read the stats. Spent late nights pouring over countless articles. Administered survey after employee engagement survey, only to find that everything echoes what perhaps cosmetics entrepreneur Mary Kay said best: “There are two things people want more than sex and money: recognition and praise.”
The votes are in. A big thank you means more to employees than big bucks.
But, in spite of all your toil, you're probably still searching for just what exactly your individual employees crave recognition and praise for? What recognized action or attribute really makes them tick? Decades of human behavioral research at Gallup have finally pinpointed a factor that's strong enough to turn all of your employee disengagement frowns upside down!