Elementary school teachers and parents of young children have long been known to use sticker charts to incentivize positive behavior. They’re onto something that managers and employers should take note of: to increase morale and productivity, a little recognition goes a long way.
As competition for the best talent heats up in most industries, it’s important for recruiters and hiring managers to consider how they come across to job seekers. Starting with a great job posting all the way through to a job offer, smart recruiters and hiring managers try to put the best foot forward and create a positive experience for job candidates.
When an employee chooses to leave your company for another opportunity, it’s understandable that you may have mixed feelings. That said, letting them serve out their last two weeks and leave without acknowledgement or a fond farewell is unpleasant, and it can be a costly mistake. In such a competitive recruiting environment, it’s never a good idea to burn bridges— even with departing employees.