I noticed that this figure of 70% of employees appeared in two separate articles on employee recognition and employee engagement.
The first one:
Only 17 percent of employees who participated in the Bersin & Associates study indicated that their organizations’ cultures strongly support recognition. This lack of effectiveness is largely driven by the misdirected nature of most recognition programs: 87 percent of organizations reported that their programs are designed to recognize service or tenure. These programs do not meet the needs of today’s employees, nearly 70 percent of whom report they are recognized annually or not at all. Bersin & Associates Unlock the Secrets of Employee Recognition
The second one:
An alarming 70% of American workers are not showing up to work committed to delivering their best performance, and this has serious implications for the bottom line of individual companies and the U.S. economy as a whole. How to Tackle U.S. Employees' Stagnating Employee Engagement
I like finding coincidences. They're like trailheads, pointing me down a new path, to new discoveries.
The coincidence of 70% of American workers are not showing up to work committed to delivering their best performance with nearly 70 percent of whom report they are recognized annually or not at all.
70% of employees aren't recognized for their talents, achievements, challenges and strengths. Instead, they're recognized, if they're recognized, for showing up. And that's what employees deliver. They show up. They bring their bodies, but leave their emotions and intellect at home.
That's the amazing thing about employee recognition and employee engagement. It's so obvious. What you recognize, grows stronger every day. Recognize your employee's contributions and they grow stronger...as often and as fast as you recognize them.
That's also the amazing thing about employee recognition and employee engagement. So many companies prioritize employee recognition at the very end of an annual to-do list, while frantically wondering how to grow their company.