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How to Create a Strong Employee Recognition Program

April 18th, 2017

Are you giving your workers enough employee recognition? The startling lack of employee engagement in today’s business world not only puts a damper on overall productivity in the workplace, but it also can create hostility and stress for both employers and their team members. What most people don’t see is that the simple, cost-effective solution for increasing employee engagement is to show your workers you appreciate them.

Encourage employee engagement by recognizing your team members!

However, this doesn’t mean that buying boxes of donuts, offering more paid time off (PTO) and giving out monetary bonuses will solve all of your problems. According to the Towers Watson Global Recognition Study, “In order for recognition to be effective, managers must clearly define performance expectations and, with equal clarity, convey to employees what shape the rewards for performance will take.” What does an employee recognition program look like? Here are three steps to take when creating one. Read the rest of this entry »

[Reward Your Team] 3 Steps to Developing an Employee Recognition Program

June 9th, 2015

Regular employee recognition can mean the difference between having engaged employees and those ready to jump ship. Rewarding and singling out workers for a job well done can keep them motivated and productive, producing quality work for your company and committed to the team. Here are 3 steps to developing a solid employee recognition program.

recognition3 Steps to Developing an Employee Recognition Program

  1. Determine Your Goals

Before starting your employee recognition program, decide what your goals are for the outcome. There are many different reasons for creating a formal program to reward your team, with both short and long-term outcomes. Here are some examples:

  • Excite your workers about a new company-wide program or initiative.
  • Increase employee retention.
  • Raise team morale.
  • Encourage teamwork and creative thinking.
  • Increase employee engagement.

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Employee Engagement: Rewards vs. Recognition

April 8th, 2014

Are you giving your workers enough employee recognition? The lack of employee engagement in today’s business world not only puts a damper on overall productivity in the workplace, but it also creates hostility and stress for both employers and their employees. What most people don’t see is that the solution to the lack of employee engagement is fairly simple: Appreciation.

Many studies have proven that appreciation in the workplace can dramatically improve employee engagement. Based on employee surveys taken from around the globe, many workers feel that if recognition and rewards were more prevalent in the office than they would feel more engaged and motivated.

Are you actively engaging employees?

Are you actively engaging employees?

Now this doesn’t mean that handing out free candy, paid time off (PTO) and large bonuses will solve all of your problems. According to the Towers Watson Global Recognition Study, “In order for recognition to be effective, managers must clearly define performance expectations and, with equal clarity, convey to employees what shape the rewards for performance will take.”  Read the rest of this entry »