Implement an Employee Recognition Program

Key Points

  • An employer should consider implementing an employee recognition program based on the program's potential value to the organization. A program is particularly valuable if it is closely tied to corporate goals and strategic objectives.
  • Designing a recognition program requires a number of decisions, including (i) whether to implement a day-to-day, informal or formal program; (ii) determining the appropriate recognition criteria; and (iii) determining how nominations will be made and evaluated.
  • Engagement surveys may be used in determining whether to introduce a recognition program or whether to expand an existing program. These surveys provide an excellent tool with which to evaluate the success of an organization's employee recognition program.

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