Just two in 10 (roughly 20 per cent) U.S. employees strongly agree they’re connected to their organization’s culture, according to a new survey by Workhuman and Gallup Inc.

The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employees, found those who said they strongly agree recognition is an important part of their organization’s culture were half as likely to experience frequent burnout than their colleagues who didn’t feel the same way. As well, these respondents were three-times more likely to feel engaged and connected to their workplace culture.

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A third (34 per cent) of respondents said their employer has a recognition program in place with just 13 per cent of these respondents rating this program as excellent. Notably, respondents who said their recognition program is aligned with the values of their organization were five-times more likely to strongly agree they know what’s expected of them at work than employees who indicated their recognition program isn’t aligned with the values of their organization.

“Giving great recognition is an effective way for leaders to communicate the values and behaviours they most want to see from their employees,” said Ed O’Boyle, global practice leader at Gallup, in a press release. “It also sets the example for establishing a culture of recognition and inspires employees at all levels to receive and give recognition that is authentic and meaningful and to do so often.”

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