The Practical Guide to Employee Recognition

Get the foundational knowledge on creating an employee recognition program that boosts employee engagement and helps them feel valued.

How to set up an employee recognition program at your organization

Get the foundational knowledge on creating an employee recognition program that boosts employee engagement and makes them feel valued.

This guide will explore:

  • What employee recognition is and why it is vital for company success
  • Different ways to show appreciation within a team
  • Examples of rewards and recognition that work
  • The process to create employee recognition programs
  • And more!

Let's dig in!

Introduction

In today's incredibly competitive and often disconnected work environment, it can be easy to forget how strong company culture and employee recognition are. A recent Microsoft study showed that over 41% of global employees feel like they are struggling at work and are considering quitting, whileโ€ฆ*drumroll* the employers said that their employees have been thriving. It is quite a disconnect to think about, especially with more and more businesses moving to remote work, which already strains company culture.

Employers have been making strides in improving company culture and often go with easy wins like free snacks or drinks. It is undoubtedly a fun and neat way to show employees you care, but rarely does it solve a deeper appreciation and recognition problem.

Employee recognition is often viewed as a nice to have perk rather than a foundational retention and loyalty tool. People might take the job for the money/opportunity/title, but they stick around because they are valued.