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17 Employee Recognition Facts You’ll Love

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Feb 12, 2019 12:17:00 PM

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17 Employee Recognition Facts You’ll Love

Employee engagement and employee recognition might not be the hot button topics that they once were, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not still in-demand or relevant. On the contrary, statistics are showing that employees are wanting (and needing) recognition and engagement even more.

Here are 17 statistics discussing employee recognition and engagement that’s perfect for any employee recognition project you’re working on right now. Enjoy!

17 Employee Recognition Stats

1.      When asked what leaders could do more of to improve engagement, 58% of respondents replied “give recognition.”


58 said give recognition

2.      Employees with performance recognition programs are 2x’s more likely to recommend their organization as a great place to work.


2xs recommend great place to work

3.      Productivity increases by 20-25% when employees are engaged.


20-25 productivity increased when engaged

4.      Companies with recognition programs that are highly effective at improving employee engagement have 31% lower voluntary turnover.


31 lower turnover w recogn. programs

5.      50% of employees believe being thanked by managers not only improved their relationship but also built trust with their higher-ups.


50 being thanked by managers

6.      69% of employees would work harder if they felt their efforts were better appreciated.


69 would work harder if efforts appreciated

7.      76% of employees in North America listed having a positive company culture as a main factor for staying with a company.


76 positive company culture factor for staying

8.      81% of employees believe awards and recognition programs are effective.


81 believe awards and recogn. programs effective

9.      82% of respondents believe that culture is a potential competitive advantage.

Via Bersin by Deloitte

82 culture is a compeititve advantage

10.      85% of employees feel that recognizing employees for performance makes them feel more valued and appreciated.


85 - recognizing performance feels valued and appreciated

11.      87% of employees are more committed to stay with an organization that recognizes their performance.


87 committed to stay with org who recognizes performance

12.      Engaged employees are 87% less likely to leave a company.


87 - engaged employees are less likely to leave

13.      89% of employees believe that employee engagement increases when employees are recognized for performance.


89 employee engagement increases when recognized

14.      Studies show that companies with engaged employees earn as much as 2.5 times more income than competitors with low employee engagement.


earn 2.5 times more

15.     80% of custom awards repeat annually for Bruce Fox, Inc.


80 of custom awards repeat annually for Bruce Fox, Inc.

16.      Employee engagement has the following benefits:

  • Engaged employees contribute 20% more revenue than less engaged employees
  • Satisfied employees are 40% more productive than non-satisfied employees
  • Engaged employees are 44% more productive than their satisfied peers
  • Inspired employees are 125% more productive than their satisfied peers

Via Bain & Company

employee engagement benefits list

17.        A positive and engaged culture results in:

  • 20% less absenteeism
  • 15% increased productivity
  • 30% better customer satisfaction
  • 65% increase in share-prices


positive and engaged culture list

At the end of the day, employees are the most valuable and important asset to all businesses than any other asset. People spend a third of their lives at work, and it’s in your best interest to make sure they’re not miserable the entire time.

You want employees that are happy at work and want their company to succeed, rather than someone who’s looking for a quick exit because they’re unhappy. By prioritizing employee engagement and recognition, you can enjoy all the above benefits: greater profits, lower turnover, more productive employees, happier customers, and more - a win-win situation!

KM profile imageKristina Hublar is your friendly neighborhood Marketing Specialist at Bruce Fox, Inc., which means she is the person behind the keyboard for the emails, website, social media, and other marketing efforts. In her spare time, you’ll find her bobbing along to music while crafting, spending time with loved ones, or with her nose in a book. 

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