Employee recognition isn't a new concept. But there is an art to it. A generic high-five just won’t cut it, and an “insert-name-here” award goes nowhere. Your goal is to create a culture of sustained employee enrichment that acknowledges all the valuable contributions that move your company forward. Do it right and you've built an engaged workforce that transforms your culture.
Creating this kind of engagement starts with taking a minute in a busy day to personally connect, to validate, or to congratulate. It’s about growth and bravery, small successes and milestones. Crafting vibrant teams and nurturing emerging leaders to create bonds under a common cause. And when individuals feel like part of a whole, they move your company forward and blow the doors off the old expectations.
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We’ve got over a century (that's right, 100 years) of crafting sincere and thoughtful messages that build and strengthen relationships.
That’s the core of a powerful employee recognition program. It’s about engaging people positively and progressively influencing attitudes and behaviors. Because making people feel valued makes them feel invested in what they do.
And because emotional engagement influences performance, just watch as this momentum spreads from boardroom to mailroom and propels everyone on to greater achievements.
It’s breaking down the wholeness of the company into the individuals that make up that company, establishing a culture where each one can thrive. It’s cutting through the clutter of a busy day to create memorable, personal moments that show meaningful appreciation and gratitude.
It makes your company the one that everyone wants to work for.
Reinforce your company values across locations, employee levels, and cultural diversity with an adaptive approach to an ever-changing business environment.
Always have the right mix of recognition products--for the right occasion, with the right incentives, right at your fingertips.
It not only simplifies the complex, data-crunching requirements of a secure, enterprise-wide platform, it’s light on its feet with nimble, fast deployment and delivery anywhere.
Your employee recognition system will be a no-brainer to manage and use, but still has the power to generate insightful reports.
As your employees progress down their career path, you’ll need the right recognition tools to show that you’re with them every step of the way.
The first day. It’s more than meeting all the co-workers and taking the quick tour. It’s the introduction to your culture of recognition. With all the time it takes to find the best and brightest talent, don’t miss this one big chance to let them know they've made the right choice.
Keep building on those first impressions. Your system of recognition has the pats on the back, as well as the quick nods of approval that you need to reinforce behaviors real-time. It’s up to you to call out the smaller, early successes and inspire your employees on to the bigger and better things.
The critical projects and the big launches. The efficiency increases and the accident decreases. Whether they come from the extraordinary efforts of an individual or a team, this is your chance to tell the stories of the people that define your company’s success and inspire others to that level of greatness, too.
The highest compliment you give your employees is saying thanks for the continued years of consistent service and results. Honoring long-term commitment and loyalty to your company’s success starts on their first anniversary date and grows in stature and status from there.
In a culture of enrichment, company success is personal triumph. Engaged, enriched employees make exceptional contributions. It’s in their attitude—knowing they make the work better because of who they are, and their work enables them to be the people they are.
When managers acknowledge employee achievements, both big and small, they create a confident workforce. Engaged employees look for ways to go above-and-beyond. They’ve got a Personal Investment in the success of the company.
Setting clear benchmarks and firm objectives encourages personal growth and contribution. With the use of the right recognition tools, employees get a clear understanding of the difference between “okay” and “OUTSTANDING!” They know what it looks like...and how it feels. Capture that emotion and you’ve inspired Personal Involvement.
We all want to know that what we’re doing has meaning. Present the goals and vision of the company to motivate everyone, including employees who may have become disengaged. Stress that everyone is a vital part of company success. This inclusion leads to Personal Interest.
Employees experience that aha moment realizing company success and personal fulfillment are one and the same. With the support of managers, employees can move mountains--committing extra energy for the greater good of the team, co-workers, and customers. This increased dedication leads to Enrichment.
When managers express confidence and support, employees feel more empowered to reach new levels of performance. They take chances, ask questions and offer insights because they know that what they bring to the table is valuable. This makes employees much more Engaged.
Employees begin to take more interest in their work when they’re informed and especially when they can see the connection between what they do and how it contributes to company success. They’re ready to truly Participate.