Most managers—nearly two-thirds—believe that money is the biggest driver of employee performance. Um, no. What employees really want, and what would make a real difference in their productivity level and engagement, is recognition for a job well done.

Unfortunately, though, employers don't seem to get it. Over half of people out there are unhappy with the level of recognition they receive—and even believe that their company couldn't care less about them. So, if you're a manager, here's how to do things the right way, and the big benefits you can gain from a little recognition.

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