How Much Evidence Do You Need?

April 25, 2022 8:18 am Published by

Sometimes we get stuck in a rut — and breaking out of it is difficult. Sometimes we get busy and put things we want to do on the back burner. And sometimes we’re waiting for more evidence to convince us. Well, friends, the time to act has arrived.

Here are the facts on the current state of employment in the United States:

  1. Finding and hiring new (and qualified) employees is incredibly challenging.
  2. Recent research has shown that employees who are quitting their jobs are 10 times more likely to be leaving because of toxic cultural issues than for better compensation.
  3. Keeping current employees is critical. Research (both past and present) shows that team members are far more likely to stay at their current job if they feel appreciated and connected with their colleagues.
  4. Studies by the Gallup Group, the Boston Consulting Group and others have documented the numerous benefits when employees feel valued including increased productivity, profitability, employee engagement and customer service ratings.
  5. Our Appreciation at Work resources continue to demonstrate their practical utility and effectiveness in increasing employees feeling appreciated and creating more positive workplace cultures.

What’s our evidence for this last claim?

We’ve been cited by the BBC News, The New York Times and Forbes (all in the past 5 months).

  • “Companies and leaders who get it – who understand the value of their everyday worker and pay attention to them – are some of the most successful . . . not only from a profitability point of view, but from the perspective of keeping people, and maintaining a positive culture.” BBC News (December 2021)
  • “The benefits of appreciation are manifold: lower turnover, fewer days missed, even a reduction in on-the-job accidents.” Featured in a full-page article in The New York Times Sunday Business section (March 2022)
  • “One of the most down-to-earth and helpful approaches to feedback to consider adding to your repertoire is one that I have taught to hundreds of managers in new manager courses: The Five Languages of Appreciation.” Dr. Karl Moore, McGill University Forbes (April 2022)

Sales of our books, assessment codes, and training resources have steadily increased over the past 10 years and are selling at a record pace this year.

  • 500,000+ books in 25 languages
  •  325,000 users of our online assessment
  •  1,000+ certified training facilitators across the globe

Our Appreciation at Work resources have been repeatedly researched in multiple publications with as many as 200,000 subjects in some studies.

Research has shown:

We’re in “good company”

Our resources have been (and are currently being) used by NASA, the Mayo Clinics, ExxonMobil, PepsiCo, Caterpillar, the U.S. Air Force, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 800+ colleges and universities, Thrivent Financial, Prudential, Nationwide Insurance, Microsoft, Facebook, The Salvation Army, Compassion International, L’Oreal, LuLu Lemon, and many more.

So, how much evidence do you need to convince you that training your employees how to communicate authentic appreciation will be good for your organization? Learn more about how we can help you create a healthy workplace culture that keeps your employees engaged and connected.

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