The new SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey Winter 2013 Report has some interesting survey data and thought-provoking findings. The survey, sent to 6,000 SHRM members at the manager level or higher, had a response rate of 13 percent and a margin of error of +/- 3 percent. So, with 770 randomly selected HR professionals employed at organizations with more than 499 employees across North America, the sample size is large enough for the results to be interesting.
Top 5 survey findings
The broad findings are a little surprising, although the survey questions focused entirely on recognition, engagement and core values. So, for example, the challenges of implementing health care reform don’t show up, nor do the issues of perceived talent or skills shortages.
But even within that context, these findings make me scratch my head:
No. 1 — Employee engagement tops the list of HR challenges.
No. 2 — Performance management remains stuck in neutral.
No. 3 — Recognition programs fill the feedback and appreciation gap.
No. 4 — Recognition programs have an observed positive impact on business results.
No. 5 — Recognition aligned with core values leads to more effective managers.
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