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SHRM-Globoforce Survey: Corporate Culture Impacted By Employee Recognition Programs

"Employee recognition programs are especially powerful when the design allows managers and employees to report successes throughout the year and reward, and recognize individual performance accordingly," said Mark Schmit, vice president of research at SHRM.

"Highly engaged employees can boost a company's profitability," said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce.  "Our research finds that when organizations invest one percent or more of payroll into recognition programs, they experience a positive impact on both employee engagement and financial results."

How engaged are employees? The survey shows that:
  • A little more than one-tenth (11 percent) of HR professionals say 81 percent to 90 percent of employees are highly engaged;
  • Nearly one-fifth (18 percent) of HR professionals say 71 percent to 80 percent of employees are highly engaged;
  • One-seventh (14 percent) of HR professionals say 61 percent to 70 percent of employees are highly engaged;
  • Roughly one-eighth (13 percent) of HR professionals say 51 percent to 60 percent of employees are highly engaged;
  • A little more than one-tenth (11 percent) of HR professionals say 41 percent to 50 percent of employees are highly engaged; and
  • Roughly one-eighth (13 percent) of HR professionals say 31 percent to 40 percent of employees are highly engaged.

SHRM surveyed 815 HR professionals from its membership, employed in organizations the title of manager or above and 500 or more employees.

Follow SHRM Research on Twitter @SHRM_Research. Follow SHRM news announcements and more on Twitter @SHRMPress. Follow Globoforce on Twitter @Globoforce.

About the Society for Human Resource Management The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at  and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

About Globoforce Globoforce is the world's leading provider of social recognition solutions, redefining how companies understand, manage, and motivate their employees. Innovative companies around the world use Globoforce's cloud-based social recognition software to reveal the true performance and influence of every employee and strengthen company culture.  With Globoforce, HR and business leaders can take a strategic approach to recognition programs that result in measurable benefits to the bottom line driven by increases in employee engagement, retention, and productivity. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.     

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