7 Tips to Build Employee Recognition in your Company

December 29, 2017
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One of the biggest reasons employees leave their jobs isn’t necessarily because of their salary, but rather a lack of appreciation. Many feel their hard work goes unrecognised, becoming frustrating to the employee. Every employer should ensure their employees get the recognition they deserve.

It is important to build a strong belief in employee recognition so that employees are happy at work. This will have a positive impact on the entire team and their productivity. Here are a few tips on how to build employee recognition within your business.

1. Provide Opportunities for Everyone

Some employees don’t have the chance to contribute to larger projects, either because of the nature of the task or their job title itself. These people may feel left out. To avoid this, it’s best to consider all positions in the company and allow other to gain new responsibilities. Training in a field is also a good way to ensure constant improvement and satisfaction from your employees.

2. Offer Rewards

Have your employees been outdoing themselves? Do they stay late to finish a project or help sign new contracts? Reward them! Without your employees, your business wouldn’t get very far. It’s important to show them that you value their efforts.

3. Be Personal

Make sure to recognize your employees yourself to ensure they receive personalized rewards. Rewards related to their interests will show not only that you care about their work, but that you are interest in them as well.

4. Peer-to-Peer Recognition

Recognition doesn’t have to come from the top. Give employees the opportunity to recognize their colleagues when they deserve it. It is often a co-worker who will first notice the efforts of their colleague. Through a Peer-to-Peer program, each employee can easily assess the efforts of another.

5. Use Social Media to Spread the Word

Social media can bring a positive touch to your business. On one hand, you can use it to announce good gestures and actions of your employees. On the other hand, during recruitment periods, it can show that you care about your employees.

6. Give Gifts and Bonuses

At either a milestone for the company or the end of the year, your employees will be ecstatic to receive a gift, whether in the form of money or significant items.

7. Celebrate!

There are several opportunities worth mentioning within a company, such as birthdays, years of service, achievements, end of the year and more. Remember to take quality time with your employees to celebrate. This will give them the motivation to continue their good work.

Implementing an employee recognition program can be complex, especially to those who don’t know where to start! With over 25 years of experience in the field of employee recognition, Williams Recognition can help. We create tailor-made programs so that companies can appreciate their employees in different ways. Contact us to discuss a program for you and bring a smile to all of your employee’s faces. 

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