Employee Recognition, Rewards, Awards, and Thank You Ideas
What Are Incentives at Work?
Four key categories of incentives exist for employees for thank you and recognition in the workplace. Find out what they are.
About What Employees Want From Work: Employee Motivation
Every person has different reasons for working. The reasons for working are as individual as the person. But, we all work because we obtain something that we need from work. The something obtained from work impacts morale, employee motivation, and the quality of life. To create positive employee motivation, treat employees as if they matter -...
Top Ten Ways to Show Appreciation
You can tell your colleagues, coworkers and staff how much you value them and their contribution any day of the year. Trust me. No occasion is necessary. In fact, small surprises and tokens of your appreciation spread throughout the year help the people in your work life feel valued all year long.
Employee Recognition Rocks: Kick Employee Recognition Up a Notch
Employee recognition is limited in most organizations. Employees complain about the lack of recognition regularly. Managers ask, “Why should I recognize or thank him? He’s just doing his job.” And, life at work is busy, busy, busy. These factors combine to create work places that fail to provide recognition for employees. Managers who...
Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works
This is an excerpt from the fully-revised and expanded second edition of Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works (Berrett-Koehler May 2009) The book is written for managers. This chapter focuses on how HR can help them to provide the best possible recognition for employees.
The Power of Positive Recognition
Want to know how to make employee recognition as positive and successful as possible? These tips will help managers recognize employees in the best possible way - to reinforce and make the recognition more powerful. Find out how.
40 Ways to Say Thank You at Work
Looking for a way to improve employee morale, motivation, and retention? You can foster a powerfully positive workplace by saying thank you - frequently. Here are ways to say thank you at work.
5 Tips for Effective Employee Recognition
Employee recognition is not just a nice thing to do. It is a critical communication factor that influences the behavior of your employees. Find out how to recognize employees effectively and successfully.
Provide Motivational Employee Recognition
You can avoid the employee recognition traps that: single out one or a few employees who are mysteriously selected for the recognition; sap the morale of the many who failed to win, place, or even show; confuse people who meet the criteria yet were not selected; or sought votes or other personalized, subjective criteria to determine winners. Learn more.
Promotion Is Often a Reward to an Employee for Work Contributions
The advancement of an employee from one position to another position that has a higher salary range, a higher level job title, and more job responsibility is called a promotion. A promotion is a form of employee recognition for above average work contributions.
Make Your Coworker's Retirement Memorable
Retirement is a big deal. Retirement marks the start of another chapter in an employee’s life. Retirement marks the end of a career, or the start of a new one. Retirement is a life event that changes every day that the retiring employee experiences. And, retirement changes relationships, customary patterns, and coworkers interactions. You can...
Career pathing is the process used by an employee to chart a course within an organization for his or her career path and career development.
Employee of the Month
Employee of the Month is an organizational recognition that companies have used - both successfully - and unsuccessfully - for years. Find out more.
Recognition Success Tips
This tip about reward and recognition will help you create a profitable business and develop the talented workforce you need for progress, resiliency and agility. You need solid criteria in place before providing recognition that involves money and rewards. Everyday recognition that shows appreciation needs nothing but your commitment to providing recognition. Learn more.
Employee Recognition Cards and More Success Tips
Giving employees employee recognition cards or gifts for birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and the anniversary of their start date in your office is appreciated. Add the dates for these employee recognition cards to your tickler system.
Ban Employee of the Month Recognition
Employee of the Month is an organization’s effort to recognize one employee’s achievements and contributions. But, it doesn't usually work to build employee morale. Here's why it should be banned.
Recognition or Entitlement?
What makes reward and recognition memorable? The element of surprise is big for effective reward and recognition. Learn more about avoiding recognition becoming entitlement.
This tip about reward and recognition will help you create a profitable business and develop the talented workforce you need for progress, resiliency and agility. You need solid criteria in place before providing recognition that involves money and rewards.
What People Want From Work: Employee Motivation and Positive Morale
Some people work for personal fulfillment; others work for love of what they do. Others work to accomplish goals and to feel as if they are contributing to something larger than themselves. The bottom line is that we all work for money and for reasons too individual to assign similarities to all workers. Learn more.
Salary Trends for Forward Thinking Organizations
How to research salary, salary calculators, salary surveys, salary comparisons, basically, all things salary, online, is one of the most frequent requests for information received by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This makes sense when you consider the importance of salary to attract talented people, retain key employees, and...
Reward, Recognition, Award, and Thank You Ideas
Looking for tips about selecting convenient, appreciated, reasonably cost-conscious gifts to reward, recognize, and demonstrate your appreciation for employees? Here are my favorites.
Leadership Rewards and Recognition
A leader makes other people feel important and appreciated. The leader excels at creating opportunities to provide rewards, recognition and thanks to his or her staff. A leader creates a work environment in which people feel important and appreciated. Learn more about rewards and recognition in this fifth article in my Leadership Success series.
Service Award Rewards Employee Longevity and Loyalty
Are you taking advantage of the value of a service award to thank employees for their commitment and loyalty to your organization? Find out more.
Brown Bag Lunch
Need to understand the use and implementation of a brown bag lunch? What exactly are they? Find out more about brown bag lunches and their impact on employees and morale.
Sample Employee Thank You Letter
Want your team leader to feel recognized and appreciated? This sample thank you letter will make the team leader feel rewarded and appreciated.
Employee Recognition Ideas - Readers Share Their Employee Recognition Ideas
Employee recognition is a crucial factor in employee engagement and involvement at work. In the related articles, I've provided employee...
How Do You Celebrate Holidays in Your Workplace?
Many workplaces celebrate annual holidays. Over time, as you celebrate annual holidays in your workplace, you form traditions and give employees fodder for stories about their workplace. These stories and the photos from the annual events help form the company culture, the environment you provide for people at work. Employees like to celebrate holidays in the workplace. If you involve them in cre…
Sample Thank You Note
Need a sample informal thank you note to provide positive employee recognition? This sample thank you note makes a team leader feel rewarded and recognized for her team's success.
20 Ways to Tell Your Employees That You Care
Are you interested in ideas that will show your employees that you care about them? Caring about employees is significant for your business, too, since satisfied employees pass on positive vibes to your clients and customers.
7 Employee Recognition Tips
Why do managers act as if employee recognition is demanding, painful, and problematic? It's actually your best tool in your employee engagement toolkit. Here are 7 tips about how to provide recognition.
How to Make Your Recognition Program Successful
Want to know how to make your recognition program successful? Employers use informal and formal methods to recognize employees. Here are special tips for your formal employee recognition program.
Sample Thank You Letter for Going Above and Beyond
Want to recognize an employee who went above and beyond his job description to contribute to the company's success? Here's a sample thank you letter that should accompany any monetary award that you use for recognition.
4 Tips for Purchasing Holiday Gifts for Employees
Are you looking for a way to express your appreciation to your employees during the holiday season and throughout the year? Consider an employee gift. Here are four tips for getting a gift that demonstrates appreciation.
5 Ways Gamification Can Improve HR Management
Want a fun way to work with your employees and prospects to promote integration, motivation, engagement, and retention? Consider using gamification in these five Human Resources processes.