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Employee Recognition
be an extension of your brand, highlighting the
positive values and behaviors that your company
believes in to drive results. "
* Don't dismiss the data. " One of the best ways
to leverage social recognition is through data
analysis; however, many companies don't yet realize
the benefits, " says Mosley. By leveraging social
recognition platforms, information about your
workforce-such as high or low performers-can
come to light that could have easily slipped through
the cracks, especially in a large organization. " When
you analyze [employees'] patterns, you can gain
insights into how jobs get done, how teams should
be configured, and where to find your company's
'hidden influencers' or 'flight risks,' " says Mosley.
Best Practices
According to a 2014 CareerBuilder report, of the 18
percent of employees who said they intended to
leave their positions that year, 65 percent of them
cited not feeling valued as one of the top reasons for
leaving. This is largely preventable employee attrition.
A strategically applied recognition program can
improve engagement and retention issues for global
organizations. Some best practices to follow to ensure
positive outcomes:
* Be sure an actual strategy is in place. Finding a
recognition program is the first step in the strategy,
but actually implementing it is a different story. The
strategy cannot be to just recognize people for their
tenure or just for the sake of having the program.
" The strategy has to be clearly linked to the
mission, vision, and values of the organization, or to
specific business objectives, " says Hart. If turnover
is the problem, then make sure there is a focused
approach in using recognition to prevent it.
* Educate leaders on the purpose and process of the
program. " Ensure that you set up your managers
for success by coaching them on recognition best
practices, the power of engagement and alignment,
how to use the program, and how to effectively use
all the features and reporting tools available, " says
Lochner.
* Encourage authentic recognition. Without
genuineness, feedback is meaningless. " Recognition
is an intangible thing; it's a feeling. Rewards are
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very tangible. And if you cannot make people feel
valued and appreciated with words, no amount
of tangible awards or rewards are going to do the
trick, " says Hart.
If employers focus solely on rewards, they are
missing the bigger picture. " While rewarding the
achievement is a critical component to a successful
recognition program, the emphasis should remain
on recognition itself, " says Lochner. " Remember,
recognize the journey, reward the result. "
* Customize recognition to the individual. Employees
should be able to choose from rewards based
on their own interests, creating a more personal
experience. " Today's global organization has a
multigenerational, multi-geographic employee
base, which means a vast range of tastes and values.
Even the largest merchandise-based programs are
limited in their offerings, so make sure you choose
rewards that will be appreciated by everyone, " says
Mosley. One size does not fit all.
* Have a committee designated to this recognition
program. " Create a recognition committee to
energize employees, increase user adoption, and
highlight support across the entire organization.
It's important that the committee represent as many
parts of the organization as possible to ensure that
all employee voices are heard, " says Lochner.
* Create a strategic balance for when the recognition
takes place. Focusing on one category of recognition
is irresponsibly dismissing the rest. " Design solutions
that recognize performance, but also acknowledge
effort and celebrate career achievement over time, "
says MacArthur. " It's common to only reward results,
while failing to appreciate the critical day-to-day, and
peer-to-peer efforts. "
Recognition programs have the ability to give
organizations a competitive edge. " Disengagement
is currently at its highest rate, and the war for talent
has never been hotter with unemployment at the
lowest rate we've seen in a long time, " says Lochner.
" Act now, implement your recognition program now.
There's an opportunity for companies to create a
culture of recognition in which employees feel invested
in and motivated to work together toward a common
goal-the company's overall business strategy and
objectives. "

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