A Top Reason Why Americans Leave Their Jobs

The Value of Praise…For the Receiver AND Giver

A Gallup poll of more than 4 million employees found that those who give and receive praise:

  • increase their individual productivity
  • increase interaction among colleagues
  • are more likely to stay in their current jobs

Gallup research also revealed that the #1 reason most Americans leave their jobs is because they don’t feel appreciated. And, 65% of the people surveyed said they did not receive recognition for good work in the past year.

As a retained executive search consultant, the candidates I speak with are typically making time for me because they feel underappreciated or poorly recognized. It is amazing what a simple pat on the back can do to keep folks from taking my calls.

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Sandra Schwan

Sandra Schwan

Managing Partner at Evolving Strategies LLC
Sandra is the Managing Partner of Evolving Strategies LLC, a consulting firm helping companies and people learn, adapt and perform. Sandra holds a Master of Science degree in Adult Learning and Strategic Organizational Change from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. Previous employers include the Corporate Executive Board, Lante Corporation, Kensington International, and Accenture where Sandra was awarded mentor of the year.

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