Many modern employers are focused on improving employee engagement metrics, and for good reason: high engagement is associated with greater productivity and higher morale. But when it comes to employee engagement, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. There’s a fine line between highly-engaged employees and those who are at risk of burning out.
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.