Have you ever worked extremely hard on a project, or closed a difficult account and felt like an indestructible work machine with the soundtrack from Chariots of Fire rolling around your head as you stand a few inches taller around the water cooler? If so have you felt the reciprocal range of emotion as you are indirectly put back in your place by a lack lustre, inauthentic acknowledgement by your superior? You leave not only discouraged, but in many cases wanting to take your awesomeness to an employer that values you and your contributions…because damnit, YOU deserve it!
We were at the Motivate Europe Live Conference in April and there were a lot of ideas and talk around how best to improve employee engagement. We believe the answer is about humanizing work with more social tools.
The way we work and the digital tools we use are going to more closely resemble the tools we use in our everyday lives. Lets face it, most platforms and systems in the work place for communication, administration and Human Resources are nowhere near as elegant, compelling or easy to use as our personal tools or Apps.
The team at Kudos has definitely been busy. Companies all over the world are quickly realizing just how much employee recognition matters, and they’re getting their teams engaged on Kudos. A growing Kudos universe meant it was also time to grow our language offering. While Kudos was all already offering an employee recognition product in English, French and Spanish, we’re now in use in over 80 countries and we’ve added five more languages, with more on the way, to keep recognition expanding to progressive organization across the globe.
We’ve done some digging to see what some of the organizations who do employee engagement right have to say. The likes of Sir Richard Branson definitely have sage advice on creating an energized and excited team of people. While there a lot of different ways to do it, leaders the world over agree that a well thought-out employee engagement strategy does the trick.
Since 1995, the first Friday in March has been dedicated to Employee Appreciation Day, and this year it falls on March 6. If you’re using Kudos, you know that effective employee recognition is a 365 practice, which is all the more reason to make a splash! When recognition already plays a big part in your culture on a daily basis, going over and above on Employee Appreciation Day shows your organization’s depth of commitment. Excited to celebrate? Let’s get this employee appreciation party started!
According to Deloitte, Millennials are expected to make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025. Organizations often overlook or misunderstand three key areas of employee experience as they apply to Millennials: Health & Wellbeing, Social Workplace, and Collective Intelligence & Feedback.