Recognition News and Ideas

Recognition News and Ideas

Recognition News and Ideas

Plaques and badges can be a great way to show employee appreciation for specific milestones or achievements such as reaching a sales target, completing a large project or celebrating a work anniversary.

Badges can display specific skills that recognize employee accomplishment, leadership or technical skills, such as a specific ranking. Adding specific skills and accomplishments to employee badges can help recognize an employee’s contribution to the team and the company as a whole.

Managers can consider awarding prizes to employees with outstanding performance. Deciding how often to distribute prizes and what kind should be part of an Employee Recognition program. For example, a small team might decide to announce a small prize to one employee in a weekly, monthly or quarterly team-wide meeting. Prizes can be awarded for specific professional achievement (such as reaching a sales goal) or awarded more generally to a top performer of the month.

When Is the Best Time To Recognize Employees?

While there are plenty of ways to recognize employees, you might wonder when is the best time to do so. There are always opportunities to recognize employees and recognition can be built into the company culture. Since it can be easy to forget to take the time to recognize employees’ efforts in the stress of daily responsibilities, it’s important to establish a plan as part of an Employee Recognition program.

Natural milestones, such as the end of the year, are good opportunities to reflect on and share an employee’s accomplishments. Work anniversaries are another ideal time to take a bird’s-eye view of an employee’s work over the past year (or five, or 10) and share them publicly or privately. Project completion is an opportunity to recognize all the work the team put into the project and call out individual accomplishments.

Implementing an Employee Recognition Plan

Employee recognition should be built into a company culture and thus works best when there is an ongoing and consistent plan that incorporates multiple ways of displaying recognition. “Companies should have an outlined Employee Recognition program which includes a variety of the ideas above based on the level of achievement,” Saffro recommends.

Once the plan is established, it’s important to revisit the program, measure its effectiveness periodically and adapt it as the company and team evolve. From Forbes Advisor. 

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