on a regular basis is an important part of improving and maintaining employee
engagement, retention, and morale. But with managers overburdened with mounting
responsibilities, how can you keep employee recognition front of mind?
We’ve put together
five easy tips managers can follow to remember to recognize employees. Adopt
more than one tip to ensure that recognition happens on a regular basis at your
1. Use a recognition theme.
A recognition theme or design reduces the challenges managers face when
starting to practice employee recognition. A theme includes messaging that
reinforces desired behaviors and attitudes that can be tied to your values and
goals. A theme will help your recognition be more effective at reinforcing
2. Schedule reminders on your calendar.
Discipline yourself to give recognition by setting aside time on your calendar to think about employee behavior you’ve
observed. Once you’ve identified who you’re recognizing and why, write a of recognition and deliver it to the
3. Keep tools in sight and within reach.
A constant visual of the recognition tools you should be using is a better reminder than
tying a ribbon around your finger. Keep the items on your desk to keep recognition
front of mind. We’ve come up with some great new tools to use like our Awesome-in-a-Box
sets sets, or stick with our best-selling Cheers Kits™..
4. Have a peer hold you accountable.
Sticking to a goal is easier with a buddy. Ask a peer to make employee
recognition a priority, too, and then meet for lunch every week for status
updates and encouragement.
5. Implement peer-to-peer recognition.
the entire team involved in the recognition process. When you receive
recognition and see it happening around you, you’ll be more likely to give it
to others, too.
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