Impact of Employee Encouragement
The research team has curated five statistics that demonstrate the positive impact of investing in employee encouragement for companies and their employees. In particular, the research team identified several statistics that are specifically relevant to the association between employee encouragement and both employee development and corporate culture. Meanwhile, it is worth noting that while substantial data exists on tangential subjects, such as employee recognition, relatively little quantitative information is available in the public domain that relates to employee encouragement.
- The Society for Human Resource Management, LinkedIn and Prudential Financial are three institutions that have separately found that employee encouragement has a direct, quantitative impact on employee development, owing to the influence of encouragement on employee training.
- Perhaps most notably, the Society for Human Resource Management reported in 2019 that approximately 25% of American workers did not attend or complete company training programs because they "didn't think their manager considered it important" or because their "manager didn't encourage them to do so."
- In conjunction, Prudential Financial's 2019 Pulse of the American Worker revealed that lack of manager support and/or encouragement was the fourth most significant barrier to completing job training, with 11% of US employees citing this factor as their biggest barrier.
- Meanwhile, LinkedIn's 2020 Workplace Learning Report also found that more than half (54%) of employees in the US and abroad "would spend more time learning" if they received encouragement from their managers, specifically in the form of "specific course recommendations to help them reach their career goals."
- Although the larger link between employee encouragement and corporate culture is less well-established in the public domain, employee engagement and business intelligence firm Team River discussed how employee encouragement can make a company's workplace a more "enjoyable place to be."
- Specifically, Team River found in 2020 that 50% of American employees believe that "thanks, praise and encouragement from their managers" strengthens corporate culture by improving working relationships with supervisors and "building trust" with their corporate leadership.
- Meanwhile, the Society for Human Resource Management also revealed information that provides further insight into the relevance of employee encouragement within corporations.
- Specifically, the institution discovered that approximately 30% of American adults "fear looking dumb or incompetent" within their workplaces, two concerns that can be somewhat tempered through encouragement from a manager.