Are You Using All These Types of Recognition?

Most people appreciate recognition in some form or another. From an employer’s perspective, recognition often adds a productivity boost. Not only are employees happy to be recognized, they are also incentivized to to work harder for more recognition. For these reasons, recognition is a powerful employee motivation and retention technique. Does your organization use all these forms of recognition?

  • Peer-to-peer

  • Team-based

  • Event-based (employment anniversaries, birthdays, etc.)

  • Results-based

  • Social media

However, it’s important to recognize your employees the way they want to be recognized; one method does not fit everyone. Some people avoid being in the spotlight, while others love being the center of attention. Some employees might prefer paid time off over a gift card. To properly recognize your employees for their accomplishments, take the time to ask them what they would value the most.