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Gallup and Workhuman have partnered to study the wide-ranging impact of recognition in the workplace.

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From Appreciation to Equity: How Recognition Reinforces DEI in the Workplace

Satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S. dipped to near-historical lows in 2022, and nearly four in 10 U.S. adults have felt the urge to organize or join a public demonstration. This is four times higher than what Gallup measured in 1965, during the peak of the Civil Rights Movement.

In light of this increasing social unrest, many businesses have publicly committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) among their employees. As time passes, the pressure is mounting to hold businesses accountable to these commitments. People want -- and are expecting to see -- this change.

Gallup and Workhuman suggest a powerful solution to foster the equitable and inclusive workplace that today’s employees expect. Download the report to learn how recognition -- when done right -- can foster an environment of equity and inclusion, as well as shield your diverse workforce against burnout and turnover.

From Appreciation to Equity

• Most results are based on a Gallup Center on Black Voices web study completed by 10,026 working U.S. adults, aged 18 and older, fielded February 8-28, 2023. The survey was conducted in English. Individuals without internet access were not covered by this study. Respondents were recruited from the Gallup Panel, supplemented from a third-party sample provider (Dynata). Additional results are based on a Gallup quarterly workforce web study completed by 18,943 U.S. adults, aged 18 and older, working full-time or part-time for an employer, fielded February 6-20, 2023. Data were weighted using demographic variables to represent the U.S. population of employed adults over the age of 18.

Recognition helps promote diversity and inclusion. When given the right amount of recognition:
8x Black employees are eight times more likely to strongly agree they see a path to grow within their organization and to feel their organization cares about their wellbeing
44% Hispanic employees are 44% less likely to be burned out
43% Women are 43% less likely to be actively looking or watching for new job opportunities

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