October 10th is International Mental Health Day. As social media draws attention to quiet quitting, burnout, and the importance of mental health, workplaces need to prioritize their employees’ wellbeing.
When employees are recognized at work, they are up to 10 times as likely to strongly agree that they belong at their organization, according to a recent study conducted by Gallup and Workhuman. Similarly, employees who lack a strong sense of belonging are up to 12 times as likely to be disengaged and five times as likely to be looking for another job. The research shows that across many countries high-quality recognition is strongly associated with lower rates of burnout.