One of the most important things you can do to learn more about giving effective employee recognition is to talk to your employees.
Yep, I know, pretty profound advice, right? But it works.
Your employees want to hear how they are doing on a regular basis and not wait until the end. And they want to receive positive feedback. (more…)
Why should you give recognition to employees at work? Is there really a business benefit from giving recognition?
Many organizations seem challenged whenever I encourage them to integrate recognition into their regular work practices. It seems like what appears to be the right thing to do, or even a nice thing to do, doesn’t happen because they lack knowing the business purpose behind employee recognition. (more…)
How much should you spend on employee recognition programs?
You would think it was a simple question to get an answer for. But budget questions often get evasive answers especially from those in the recognition profession and by vendors.
Why is that?
The main trouble is the question itself. People see different things when they hear “recognition budget”. (more…)
Recognition Tip #9: Meaningfulness Factor of Recognition
The Meaningfulness factor of recognition refers to the degree to which the recognition given is perceived as being meaningful to the receiver. With spoken or written words you must consider the feelings and self-esteem of the receiver. When giving things to people as tokens of appreciation consider all aspects of a person’s life to make it meaningful.
Have you ever noticed how people respond to the different kinds of recognition you give to them?
That’s how I came across the observation that great recognition is all in the eyes.
I first noticed this phenomenon on a cross-Atlantic flight seated in first class at the request of a European client I was meeting with.
The flight attendant, who we will call Jane, made the usual courtesies of hanging up my jacket and providing me with a glass of juice before takeoff. (more…)
People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
That was the message given loud and clear by Nan Barry and Amy Marhoefer from Southwest Airlines in their breakout session on Making a Difference with Recognition Life Events at the 2016 Recognition Professionals International conference held in Las Vegas. (more…)