At C.A. Short Company, we have found ourselves often referencing Gallup’s report, “State of the American Workplace,” as it relates to the need for active employee engagement. As part of our recent informative blog series, we’ve regularly pointed to results from Gallup’s Q12 measurements from employee surveys and how they can allow for such effective solutions to be drawn up.
The concept of employee recognition is not a new ideology. For many years, healthcare facilities have recognized employees years of service by awarding pins and badge accents, hosting banquets, and providing merchandise-based catalog rewards. Some departments may recognize their own achievements or milestones, but those achievements were never communicated outside of their floor.
What has changed is the idea of implementing a strategic recognition strategy that goes way beyond the number of years your employee has worked for you, and that allows for interdepartmental recognition.
In our previous blog, we took a more in-depth look at Gallup’s revolutionary Q12 Survey and how its intentional—and labor intensive—design has lead to new and powerful insights regarding employee engagement. As part of the discussion, we also briefly mentioned how the order of the items deliberately ties into the Four Stages of Employee Engagement. This hierarchy represents the path any employee travels on their way to total engagement in the workplace. So, to further iterate just how important all of these stages are and why focus must be given to each one individually, let’s look deeper into what they represent for the employee.