Convincing Your Leaders That Recognition is Easy to Do

Leaders play an important role as recognition givers throughout the entire organization.

However, not all leaders realize the impact they have on people through the simple act of expressing appreciation to people and recognizing their employees’ contributions.

Someone asked me to write how they could better convince their leaders that giving recognition was easy to do.

Explore the following suggestions to make recognition a leadership priority. 

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Embedding Recognition in the Everyday Life of the Company – Part 1

One way that recognition can become a way of life in your organization is to integrate recognition practices and the use of your recognition programs into every facet of the lifetime employee experience.

This is the first of six posts that will outlines different areas along the career path of a typical employee, and where you can embed recognition into their everyday life at your organization.

Let’s take a look.

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Make Your Onboarding Recognition More Meaningful

There are a lot of ways where you can make onboarding of new employees an exciting time of welcome and recognition for them.

It doesn’t have to be a very expensive process. By making a committed attempt to acknowledge each new employee and celebrate their coming on board, you’ll be going a long way to engaging new employees and encouraging them to stay and be loyal to the people and organization.

Think about how you can make your employee welcome even more meaningful by integrating employee recognition practices and programs.

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You Have To Start At The Beginning With Recognition

In order to get recognition right where you work you have to start off right with recognizing people.

The key to giving great recognition is in starting.

As Julie Andrews, in her role as Maria, sang to the Von Trapp children in the Sound of Music movie:

“Let’s start at the very beginning

A very good place to start

When you read you begin with A-B-C

When you sing you begin with do-re-mi.”

Consider the seven recognition starters below in your recognition responsibilities. (more…)

Start Giving Authentic Recognition From Day One

Expect new employees to be giving recognition to peers and others right from the get go with your onboarding and orientation sessions.

Most orientation and onboarding programs are manager initiated or online portal delivered sets of steps, policies and procedures, and general ground rules to function on the job. (more…)