"I have a team of 15 employees. On our Job Performance Appraisal Form there is a place for ‘Provides Positive Recognition for Fellow Co-Workers.’ This is not always easy for people to do, so to help in that realm of the company, I have implemented an Employee of the Month program.
The way that this works is at our monthly team meeting, we randomly draw a name and that person is the Employee of the Month (this allows everyone an equal opportunity to be recognized by their co-workers, without becoming a popularity contest). The other employees then email me the recognition for the Employee of the Month, and I put all of the recognition together onto a scrap book page and present it to the Employee at our next team meeting along with a Squeezable Praise. It has really opened up the door for people to recognize their co-workers."