According to a research survey conducted by World at Work, employee engagement is the largest indicator of company success. Formal recognition programs are on the rise to boost morale, motivation and employee commitment in the workplace. Many companies fail to adapt and enhance company culture to keep employees engaged, and ultimately, employee recognition programs lose their value.
As the workforce continues to expand and differentiate from previous standards, modes of employee recognition must adjust with it. Recognition programs that have been running a traditional approach must see revisions. Outdated methodology, flawed praise and inconsistent employee recognition are the top three ways in which many employee recognition programs fail.
The Recognition Process Must Evolve
Gone are the days of praising accomplishments with commodified awards. This process strips meaning from the sentiment and does not connect the reward to the recipient.
Instead, ask employees for feedback on your program to find out how to adapt to their needs. There is no one-size-fits-all for recognition, so it is vital to make sure that the program suits every individual.
Internally, this will help employees identify with a reward better. By keeping programs current and lively, employees will