7 Misconceptions About Employee Recognition

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For some companies, the benefits of recognition are obvious. In other businesses or industries, recognition programs and practices are at risk of being eliminated. Misconception #1: Recognition is expensive. Misconception #2: Recognition is time-consuming.

Non-Monetary Ideas for Employee Recognition

DATIS

With the end of the year approaching, it is no surprise that employees in the Health and Human Services industry have a lot on their plate. Additional monetary bonuses and benefits may not be on the table to keep motivation at an all-time-high, so what exactly can your organization do to keep the company culture intact and employees engaged? Fortunately, monetary incentives are not the only way to keep your employees motivated. Challenge your employees.

Annual bonuses: How much do they actually incentivize employees?

Achievers

Do you give your employees big annual bonuses as a reward for their work? If so, you have plenty of company: It’s common to rely on annual bonus plans to build employee motivation and pad salaries. Do you give them, or do employees earn them?

Matching Incentive Promotions to Partner Personality Types

WorkStride

When it comes to the incentives that motivate us to work harder, we tend to respond differently based on our personalities. Sure, most of us greatly appreciate a generous bonus, commission or restaurant gift card in response to our achievements. Those same principles should apply as you’re designing the channel incentive promotions that are likely to motivate the people working for your partners, distributors, dealers, and others in the channel.

The Business Case for Employee Recognition and Rewards

Compensation Cafe

Why do we compensate employees? But compensation professionals (and readers of this blog) know the pay cheque is but one part of a very complex agreement between employer and employee to maximize a mutually beneficial relationship. That’s the essence of employee engagement.

3 Practices for Effective Bonus Administration

HRsoft

When executed effectively, bonus administration can incentivize improved performance. It also provides the recognition most employees seek, which can support employee engagement and help you retain your top talent. However, mastering bonus pay isn’t always easy.

Promotions, Bonuses, Raises, Recognition - When They Work (and When They Don't)

Compensation Cafe

You can’t give all employees promotions, bonuses, or raises. Social recognition, however, can be applied to all. In perhaps a worst-case scenario, promotions are little more than title changes in which the employee’s job duties change little if at all with no pay increase.

33 Thoughtful Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas for 2017

SnackNation

33 Thoughtful Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas for 2017. It pays to have amazing employee recognition ideas. You need to find the right employee recognition program for your company. So… What is employee recognition?

5 Insanely Great Company Perks That Will Draw Top Talent

Achievers

Incentive Magazine revealed employee benefits are more valuable than ever – according to MetLife’s 10th annual study of employee benefits trends, there is a strong relationship between satisfaction with benefits and overall job satisfaction. Rewards and recognition.

Out of the Box Ideas for Employee Appreciation Week

Achievers

Promoting a consistent culture of recognition is an essential component to employee engagement, but who says you can’t step up your appreciation game every once in a while? In the world of employee recognition, Employee Appreciation Day is the be-all and end-all of celebrations.

Cafe Classic: Choosing the Right Currency for Compensation & Rewards

Compensation Cafe

If you polled your employees and asked them, “What kind of rewards would you prefer?”, But what employees say they want for rewards, what actually works best to motivate employees, and what employees enjoy as rewards are entirely different things.

Why Potential Rewards Matter More at Work than Fear of Punishment

Compensation Cafe

What motivates employees best? Or perhaps how employees feel about their work? Two articles that appeared in the Harvard Business Review blog in the last few months tackle this question, relaying interesting research and an intriguing idea. Incentives/Bonuses Recognition

Worker Woes? 9 Tips for Retaining Employees in a Tough Market

WorkStride

millennial or Gen Y employee switches jobs four times in the first decade after college graduation. What that means is that companies must now work harder to entice workers through pay raises, training and other incentives. One way to keep such employer-employee feedback smooth and easy is to optimize a digital channel incentives program that automatically rewards workers for achieving desirable benchmarks. With the worker shortage rearing its ugly head in the U.S.,

Why you should identify your employees’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivators

Achievers

Savvy employers understand the difference between intrinsic and external (extrinsic) motivators and develop engagement programs that recognize and reward employees for exercising the right behaviors and aligning with company goals. A motivated employee is more likely to go beyond minimum work expectations, deliver high-quality work, and seek out new challenges. The rewards are tangible and often monetary, like pay increases, new benefits, bonuses, or promotions.

What Makes a Good Channel Sales Partner?

WorkStride

Bonus Points. There are plenty of ways a partner may be good or bad, and the bonus points section is a good way to collect your thoughts. appeared first on WorkStride | Channel Incentives and Employee Recognition. Incentives WorkStride Blog channel channel incentive program channel incentives channel marketing channel reps channel sales partner customer service market position

Cafe Classic: Unions, Recognition and Employee Engagement

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Today's Classic features Derek Irvine with some data and insights about the importance of employee engagement - even (and some might argue especially) in a union environment. In today’s workplace, unions still have power when they need to step in for employee rights.

Fair Pay, Differentiated Rewards

Compensation Cafe

In this case, that would be a missed opportunity for readers of this blog, so I’m bringing the crux of the comments into the heart of this post to share more directly with all of you. Let these employees shadow their VP for a day or two including any meetings with clients and top management.

The Recognition Science Denier

Globoforce

She started our meeting by saying, “Of course, I know what recognition is. It’s a soft, feel-good program that employees seem to like and a necessary expense today. She was a “Recognition Science Denier.” Do you work with a Recognition Science Denier?

Why Appreciating and Rewarding Employees is More Important Than Ever

Empxtrack

Experts believe that praise and recognition have always been crucial in improving employee productivity, engagement and retention. What experts say on employee recognition. Recently, Gallup surveyed 4+ million employees across multiple countries to know their views on employee reward and recognition. It was found, that employees who receive regular praise and recognition –. How to reward and compensate employees?

How to Respond to Tough Culture Questions from a Job Candidate

HR Cloud

The way your teams perform is directly reflected in the amount of training and development employees receive. Respond with examples of employees starting out in one department, working on a specific project and then relocating to a different department or office to gain further expertise.

Walking a Tightrope: Recognizing High Performers Without Discouraging Other Employees

WorkStride

Employee engagement is a relatively new concept and concern in the work world. It used to be that only top performers received raises, accolades, and bonuses. Some of your best employees might not be “stars” on paper. Random recognition builds morale and keeps things fresh.

Three Tips to Make Employee Engagement Programs More Effective

Bonfyre

This article was originally published on HR Tech Outlook under the title “ 3 Tips to Make Micro-Recognition More Effective In Employee Engagement Programs ”. Employee performance is, and always has been, rooted in social interaction and the primal human desire for belonging. These “micro-recognition” moments occur as informal, real-time exchanges of social praise and feedback, performed by employees and leaders alike. Blog Engagement Recognition

How to Turn Disengaged Employees into Brand Ambassadors

CakeHR

Every employee across every department in your business has a role to play and if you’re not managing to inspire your talent to be brand ambassadors for you, then something is wrong. The impact of disengaged employees. A positive work environment encourages happier employees.

Types of HR Software: A Guide

Capterra

But how do you choose between things as seemingly similar as “attendance tracking” software and “employee scheduling” software? This bucket includes all the types of HR software relating to managing the compensation of employees. Employee Recognition. Employee Engagement.

Annual Performance Reviews Aren’t Dead, but They Do Need New Life

Capterra

Close to two-thirds of employees and managers agree that the typical annual performance review process is outdated and ineffective—contributing to a poor employee experience. In many systems, managers can simply pick their rating for each employee from a drop-down list.

A-Player Appreciation: How Achievers Clients Celebrated Awesomeness during Employee Appreciation Week (EAW)

Achievers

Employee Appreciation Week (or Day, Month, Year; however your organization chooses to celebrate it) provides companies with an annual occasion to be hyper-focused on their employees and express their gratitude in a public manner.