Figuring out how to keep employees engaged can keep human resources professionals up at night. Good pay, generous benefits, and various perks contribute to the mix of techniques used to motivate employees. But a simple pat on the back may be the best place to start.
Although employees value pay hikes and prestigious titles, a good many also cherish a handwritten note of appreciation from a superior. They know raises and promotions aren’t going to come around every day, but they also know how often they work hard and deserve recognition for a job well done.