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.
have always been a big advocate of the fact that it’s the quality of your
recognition that makes it a big deal.
and time again, I have witnessed how when you put more of a personal touch into
the recognition and rewards you give, the more meaningful and effective the
effect will be on the recipient and on their performance.
have summed this principle up before by saying, when you give people
recognition you don’t have to give them a reward; when you give people a
reward, you must always accompany it with recognition.
I have a social science experiment to share with you that validates this
Our companies have oodles of great employees who deserve red carpet treatment. We need to make sure we celebrate their achievements and recognize their hard work and contributions. Many of our employees quietly, and consistently, perform amazing work behind the scenes. Apply these Top 10 Ways and make your great employees feel like stars. (more…)
There’s something special about the person who seems to exude recognition from their pores.
These are the people that seem to appreciate others so effortlessly and you always feel good to be around them.
They are often charismatic. No doubt they are “people” people. They tend to be more extroverted – but don’t worry if you’re not. Very observant individuals and they seem able to perceive how people are feeling.
Having heard hundreds of employees speak of how a certain manager or employee is great at recognizing them, it’s good to generalize on the common qualities they share.
So what is it that great recognizers do that other people ignore?
Follow these 5 practices for yourself so you can become a great recognizer where you work. (more…)
Now don’t be bashful. All of you who have ever kept a thank you card from someone please raise your hand.
You are not alone!
Many people continue to keep certain thank you cards they have received even after several years. And the interesting thing is that every now and again they will pull them out, take a peek and read them over and over again. (more…)
There are times when we probably do overkill on saying thank you a little too much.
Take, for example, Brian Crane’s daily Pickles comic strip which depicts a retired couple in their seventies. Earl and Opal Pickles, the main characters in the cartoon, reveal a social phenomena I’ve observed in the workplace as well as at home regarding receiving Thank You’s. (more…)
You want to recognize Kim in another location of the company but their work doesn’t require them to connect with computers on a regular basis, if at all.
Right now, you have all your recognition programs hosted under a vendor delivered system located on an online web portal.
And it’s true, not all of your employees are sitting in front of a computer all day long. Your diverse workforce has many unique responsibilities and could have hands on work with little technology interaction.
Consider hospitality and restaurant services and the construction and healthcare industries.
So how do you leverage everything you’ve designed within your online recognition programs to benefit your offline employees? (more…)