What’s Your Overall Recognition Goal For The Year?

I have always appreciated Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth About Extraordinary Results and the impact it has had on my business and personal life.

This is the principle I will draw upon for guiding you in determining your overall goal for employee recognition in the coming year.

In the very beginning of this book is a lovely quote by American humorist and writer, Josh Billings, which says, “Be like a postage stamp—stick to one thing until you get there.”

And that’s my wish for you, to create an overriding one-year goal that acts as a purpose statement to help reach every subgoal and objective that you have.

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How To Use A Push or Pull Strategy for Encouraging Recognition Programs

The emergence of online employee recognition and reward programs is still a relatively recent phenomenon.

Sometimes we have to stop and remember that the Internet didn’t really start until 1983. And, for the interaction needed with online programs, this was emerging in the 90s with Web 2.0 launching in 1999.

With the emergence of the Internet, reward and recognition providers could now use technology systems to integrate with Human Resource Information Systems. 

What do we mean by pull and push approaches to employee recognition programs?

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Why People Might Not Believe The Recognition You Gave Them

Let’s set the scenario that you haven’t really been very good at giving recognition. It hasn’t been natural for you since you’ve only been a supervisor for less than a year. The leader you report to has set a performance management expectation for you to give more frequent recognition. They based all this on a recent employee engagement survey and the division you’re in didn’t do so well. 

Now, HR has recently conducted training to show all supervisors and managers how to use the new online recognition program they launched at the beginning of the year.

But you have a problem. You’ve been hearing from workers that they don’t know how authentic and meaningful your recognition really is.

Here are some potential reasons this might be something you might need to work on.

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7 Essential Tips with Creating Recognition Program Tutorial Videos

Creating explainer or tutorial videos to show staff how to use the various features of your many online recognition programs is fun and challenging to make. 

As I am often involved in creating these kinds of videos for our company and for our clients, I thought I would share some insights I have learned along the way. 

Get ready for 7 tips to create recognition program tutorial videos. 

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How Intuitive Is Your Recognition and Reward Program?

Wow! You have a great online recognition and reward program all set up and people are using it.

But a few people have some concerns about how painless it will be to access.

Your program should have a friendly interface and be easy to use. Common functions should be accessible from a simple drop-down menu.

Now you are wondering how intuitive your recognition and reward program really is.

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