The Importance of Recognizing the Exceptional Service of Employees

June 29, 2017
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Employees like to be recognized for their hard work and dedication for a company. If an employee feels valued in the work place, they are not only a more pleasant employee but also a more productive one. That is why it is so important to have staff recognition programs in place that keep morale and productive high. In this article, learn all you need to know about the importance of employees recognizing.

What Is Staff Recognition?

Before implementing a recognition program, you need to understand what exactly staff recognition means. Generally, it is the acknowledgment of an individual or team’s contribution and effort towards the company’s goals. How you choose to recognize your employees varies depending on your workplace and your corporate culture. If you are not sure what would make your employees happy, you can directly ask them. The important thing for a staff recognition program to be effective is that your team appreciates this recognition and the way it is done.

Why is Staff Recognition So Important?

There are so many benefits to having a staff recognition program in place, including:

  • Showing employees you value their work;
  • Boosting company morale;
  • Providing a sense of belonging;
  • Increases employee retention;
  • Increased employee motivation and production.

Guidelines for Recognition

There are some guidelines that companies should keep in mind when creating a staff recognition program.  These guidelines help to make the recognition as beneficial as possible. 

  • Employees can be recognized individually and as part of a team;
  • Make sure the recognition is sincere otherwise it won’t mean anything to employees;
  • Recognition can be formal or informal, using both methods is best;
  • Recognition should be timely compared with when the accomplishment took place.

Recognition Programs with Williams Recognition

Williams Recognition has been helping develop and manage employee recognition programs for over 25 years.  They are one of Canada’s leading employee recognition program providers and offer companies the following programs:

  • Employee Service Recognition Awards -  can be awarded for long service, retirement or exceptional service;
  • Peer to Peer Program – encourages peer recognition to increase positive behavior and performance;
  • Points Program – employees can accumulate points that can be redeemed for rewards;
  • Sales Incentive Program – employees can be recognized for achieving preset increments, such as increased sales volume or reducing sales costs;
  • Safety Recognition Program – can be used to increase safety performance, reduce accidents and increase the value of safe practices;
  • Corporate Jewelry and Insignia – Customized pins, rings and other jewelry can be used to create a custom recognition program for employees.

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