Babies cry for it, grown men die for it...recognition.
In a 2004 study by Maritz, statistics show that when an employee is receiving recognition he or she is 11 times more likely to be satisfied with their job, 7 times more likely to strongly endorse their company, and 5 times more likely to feel highly valued in the office. This may be common sense, but people are better off when they feel appreciated or gain some recognition.
Think about the power that recognition can give to your employees and it doesn't have to cost you a cent. A pat on the back, a verbal acknowledgement is all it takes sometimes to show how much you appreciate the work of your people.
This can create powerful brand ambassadors, defenders of your brand and a ore loyal and productive member of your team.