Building a company culture requires a focus on many factors encompassed by an organization’s mission, ethics, rules and regulations. While it may not seem necessary, employee recognition can be a game-changer for setting apart an average culture from a superior one. In positive company cultures, employee recognition is a deep-rooted part of the organization, playing an integral role in the way leaders engage with their team on every level.
Here are some of the main reasons why you should show your IT employees appreciation and how it can positively affect their outlook and motivation:
Improved job satisfaction and engagement. It should come as no surprise that IT employees who feel recognized for their performance will experience higher levels of job satisfaction. When employees are happier, they’ll generally be more productive – which in turn will result in a more positive and vibrant culture. Furthermore, employees who feel valued for their achievements are more engaged in their work, striving to reach their greatest potential and learn from their mistakes. A greater level of engagement improves employee morale and increases trust between leadership and team.
Less employee turnover. IT employees who feel appreciated for their efforts will be more likely to stay at your organization for the long haul, rather than always being on the lookout for the next best thing. Keeping your current employees happy will ultimately set the stage for long-term retention in which your existing team will continue progressing within your organization to higher roles. In addition to having positive cultural benefits, less employee turnover results in decreased hiring and onboarding costs which can add up to hundreds of thousands in savings over time.
Better recruitment outcomes. When your employees are happy, they’ll become positive brand ambassadors for your organization. This can be extremely impactful in attracting top IT talent to your employment opportunities, as your reputation as an employer will speak for itself. Many driven candidates will be drawn to the way you treat your employees, which will set you apart from competitors vying for the same candidates. Ultimately, investing in your existing team is an investment in your future workforce.
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