Praise Is Important To Employee Morale

Geography: United States —Research Source: Harvard Business Review  —Date: January 2016 —Findings:  63% of respondents say that not recognizing employe achievements prevents effective leadership. 58% of respondents say not giving clear directions prevents effective leadership along with 52% claiming not having enough time wth employees. 80% of individuals who were praised within the last month say they’re satisfied with […]

Peer Reviews Are Having Negative Impacts On Millennials

Geography: United States —Research Source: Wakefield Research —Date: January 2016 —Findings:  62% of Millennials have felt “blindsided” by a performance review. 74% frequently feel “in the dark” about how their managers and peers think they’re performing at work. 47% feel that receiving a performance review makes them feel like they can’t do anything right. Recommendations: Performance reviews are important for all […]

Millennials Seek More Frequent and Higher Quality Feedback

Geography: United States —Research Source: Wakefield Research  —Date: January 2016 —Findings:  22% of Millennials have called in sick because they were anxious about receiving their review. 59% of Millennials frequently feel their manager is unprepared to give feedback during performance reviews. 57% of Millennials have reacted to a performance review by looking for a new job (28%), complaining to workers […]

Salary Increase Budgets Remain Stagnant Despite Economic Upswing

Geography: United States Research Source: Mercer —Date: November 2015 —Findings: 41% of organizations are now budgeting promotional increases separately from merit increases, up from just 36% in 2014. 4.8% increase in the average basely of highest-performing employees in 2015 compared to 2.7% for average performers and 0.2% for the lowest performers which is expected to continue in 2016. 40% […]

Reviewing The Performance Review

Geography: United States Research Source: Office Team —Date: November 2015 —Findings: 79%  human resources managers interviewed said they schedule performance review meetings at least annually, although 25% employees feel the assessments do not help improve their performance. 27% of companies hold reviews at least twice a year, a 9-point jump from 2010. 89% of HR managers say their company’s performance appraisal […]

Employees Seek Higher Pay Through Promotions

Geography: United States Research Source: SHRM —Date: November 2015 —Findings: 4.8% increase in the average base pay of the highest-performing employees in 2015 compared to 2.7% for average performers and 0.2% for the lowest performers. 7% of the workforce in 2015  will receive salary increases because they are top-performing employees. This is projected to rise to 8% of the […]

How Millennials View Performance Reviews

Geography: United States Research Source: Wakefield Research —Date: November 2015 —Findings: 62% of Millennials have felt “blindsided” by a performance review. 74% frequently feel “in the dark” about how their managers and peers think they’re performing at work. 47%  feel that receiving a performance review makes them feel like they can’t do anything right. Recommendations:  Companies need to radically […]

Employee Recognition Programs Effect Retention Rates

Geography: United States Research Source: SHRM —Date: September 2015 —Findings: 80% of organizations indicated they have an employee recognition program, and more than one-half; 58% have a program that is tied to their organization’s values. 40% of respondents cited employee turnover and 39% cited employee engagement as the most important challenges currently faced by HR professionals Recommendations: Successful employee recognition […]

Appearance And Behavior Effect Promotions

Geography: United States Research Source: Career Builder —Date: September 2015 —Findings: 62% of employers say that bad attitudes hurt a chance of promotion. 44% of good employees will not get promotes due to provocative attire, followed by wrinkled clothes or shabby appearance (43%). 62% of employers said Negative attitudes and tardiness were clear reason not to promote and individual. Recommendations: Employers […]

More Holistic Approach To Employee Well-Being

Geography: United States Research Source: Virgin Pulse —Date: September 2015 —Findings: 78% of employers say they’re expanding their well-being programs into areas like financial wellness and mental health. 80% of employees say they participate in workplace well-being programs to reduce their stress levels. 72% of employers are positioning their well-being programs as rewards instead of punishments. Recommendations: Employers need […]