The recognition and reward industry are a mix of similar goods, technology, and services, in contrast with newer players who tend to provide more of a “plug-and-play” program offering.
Plug-and-play recognition and reward programs tend to focus more on the offering of rewards than they do recognition. And with this software as a service, stand-alone programs, clients typically manage their own programs.
The question you have to ask yourself is whether you want a “quick-and-ready” approach. If you want to lead out with recognition and use rewards wisely you might want to think about creating a strategically designed recognition approach instead.
If you are going to compare you have to compare all the way. Is the vendor simply a provider or are they willing to be a reputable partner dedicated to maximizing the employee experience?
you think strategically about recognition and rewards or with trying to
implement them, do you have a logical order in how you think about them or
I have a bias in that I am foremost a recognition strategist before
thinking about rewards. But I completely understand the place for rewards and
know the value they play in both recognition and reward strategies.
I think there is a psychological and practical reason for prioritizing
recognition before rewards.
Some leaders get it and some don’t. There are those who have strong people skills and understand the value of giving recognition well. Then are the others who question the purpose of recognition and the expense associated with it.
How can you guarantee getting leadership support and their personal commitment to making recognition happen?
Think about the following ten steps before heading into a meeting with a leader or your senior leadership team. (more…)
Being unable to get their company’s managers to consistently and correctly use their online recognition programs often frustrates most owners and managers of employee recognition programs.
Yet, there’s an interesting irony to this problem when you ask yourself, how often have we involved managers in the design of our recognition programs? We can eliminate many of our problems if make our programs more manager and employee-centric and give them a positive user experience. (more…)
Many of the attendees at my breakout session at the recent Human Resource Professionals Association were committed to wanting to improve employee recognition practices and their recognition programs where they worked.
One person submitted a question to me asking, “What would be the first 3 steps to take to start with Real Recognition?”
I am going to outline the three steps I would recommend you start with to make everyday, recognition – and specifically Real Recognition® – happen throughout your organization.
These steps are only easy if you commit to asking the hard questions of one another, being vulnerable enough to hear people’s responses, and then having the courage to act upon them. (more…)
I believe every client I have worked with sincerely want to get real recognition happening the right way wherever their people work.
They also know, that in order for the right recognition practices to take place and their recognition programs to be used most effectively they have to, (1) build awareness of the importance of recognition, and (2) educate and show people how to get recognition right.
One way to do this is to provide a manager recognition resource section on your recognition website. This provides a forum to inform, educate and inspire managers on the art and practice of giving real recognition.
And it requires a strategic structure to make your manager recognition resource section the best.
Here are 10 ideas to guide you with designing your manager recognition resource webpages. (more…)
Human Resources leaders are getting fatigued with all that is on their plates right now. They tend to get bogged down with all the administrative details versus the strategic work they want to do.
They’re expected to keep the talent acquisition pipeline filled, increase the engagement level of all employees, have the most attractive benefits and compensation packages, keep up with diversity and inclusion, and ensure everyone’ productive and performing well.
Where should HR prioritize?
HR needs to focus on the people side of the company and all actions that will add value to the business.
There is one tool, however, that will help you with both these areas.
It goes across all the functional responsibilities HR has to handle.