by tom on April 19th, 2011
When it comes to the hard work an employee does for their employer on a daily basis, a little bit of gratitude goes a long way; sometimes employees want nothing more than a pat on the back showing that they’re doing a good job, and that you appreciate them for it. An employee recognition program can be a great way to do just that and to give awards for productivity and leadership. Here are just a few categories where you can inspire employees because of your attention to their commitment and sacrifice toward your most important results.
Service. One of the most popular types of reward is the service award; an award simply showing the recipient your gratitude for their loyalty and staying with the company for so long. Generally, companies have specific intervals when employees are eligible for these awards such as at five years, ten years, fifteen years, etc. This is a great recognition program because it can award all employees at some point, should they continue working with the company, and it creates an overall loyalty to the company. Also, after people have dedicated many years of their life to a certain job, they like to know that someone notices and appreciates that.
Attendance: Attendance is another type of award that’s very common and beneficial to everyone in the company. A good attendance award means that productivity goes up because people are less likely to take sick or personal days when their dedication is noticed and values.
Performance. These recognition programs reward employees strictly for productivity, for excelling in their job, whether they made the most sales, recruited the most new customers, or received the most positive customer service feedback. These awards are a great way to show gratitude simply for a job well done!
Safety. Safety is another common recognition program that employers like to participate in. A safety recognition program gives employees incentive to comply with safety codes and regulations. This not only keeps the employee safe but also other people, and maybe even structures, that are around the employee. A safety award program can also save a company hundreds or thousands of dollars should a safety inspector stop by and find that not all employees are complying with code. Employees will pay a little closer attention when they know there’s an award on the line.
Leadership. Often companies also like to award employees for showing leadership in the community. These can come in the form of volunteer awards that are given to individuals who have bettered the community on their own, or who have helped a charity or charitable organization through the company. The company for instance, may support ABC Charity and sell raffle tickets through their employees; the employee that sells the most raffle tickets wins an award for leadership in public service.
There are many kinds of recognition programs you can institute for your employees to participate in. What’s important is that you do show gratitude in some form for the productivity and leadership skills your employees bring to their job every day.Tags: gratitude, inspired employees, performance accolades
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