12 Powerful Tips to Build an Employee Recognition Culture

EmployeeConnect

About 65 percent of the people in one survey reported that they received no recognition over the last 12 months for their work.In the same report, 89 percent of employers feel that most employees leave their companies to earn more money. Spending money on routine company gift cards isn’t the same as offering personalised and specific praise based on an employee’s performance. If you can reward a person based on his or her interests, then the recognition has more meaning.

7 Misconceptions About Employee Recognition

Workstride

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.

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.

Is “Annual Incentive” a Contradiction in Terms?

Compensation Cafe

Many organizations rely on pay for performance programs to help drive employee behavior. In the best cases, these schemes are designed to differentiate among performance levels, rewarding effort and results with annual merit pay increases and other annual incentives.

The Tricky Business of Incentive Compensation

Compensation Cafe

The impact of these changes can be felt throughout the organization, from senior leadership teams responsible for successfully planning around those challenges to the front-line employees who adapt their roles and deliver on those plans. Compensation Philosophy Incentives/Bonuses Recognition

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.

Cafe Classic: Is it Safe to Incent Safety?

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Continuing our end-of-summer Classic week here at the Café with the question "are incentives equally applicable to -- and appropriate for -- all areas of human endeavor?" . I recently came across an interesting article in Incentive Magazine about safety incentives.

Employee Recognition: Picking Up The Pieces

Dave's Weekly Thought

As I enter my 10th year in the Human Capital Management space, I figured it would be beneficial to my readers to reflect on how our industry has (and has not) evolved over the last decade's time. * Case Study #1: A Story of Manipulation Employee A (Let's call him Carl) had worked for Company X (let's call it Pied Piper ) for a calendar year. Employee Recognition would be leveraged as part of the Performance Management system. He did not receive his bonus.

Recognition And Rewards Are Two Different Things

SuccessFactors

It’s about time someone demystified and explained the differences between recognition and reward. Recognition and reward are two completely different things and are used for different purposes. Okay, so take the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA). When do you give recognition?

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? First, published last week, research summarized in “What Motivates Employees More: Rewards or Punishments?” The better employees feel about their work, the more motivated they remain over time.”.

Using the Corporate Tax Break to Your Best People Advantage

Compensation Cafe

That, in addition to the tax break for corporate money repatriated overseas, means many companies are looking for ways to pass the benefits of the cut on to employees. To date, more than 260 companies have announced one-time bonuses for employees out of the expected return.

Including Meaningful Work in the Total Rewards Package

Compensation Cafe

I’ve been consulting with organizations on how best to structure – and fund – social recognition programs to create a culture of appreciation and gratitude in an organization for a couple of decades now. Recognition needs a different currency. Ah, humans.

3 Reasons Why Metrics Go Wrong

Compensation Cafe

He is a leader in the WorkHuman movement and the co-author of "The Power of Thanks" and his articles on fostering and managing a culture of appreciation through strategic recognition have been published in Businessweek, Workspan and HR Management.

Why Wait? Timely Rewards Deliver Increased Intrinsic Motivation

Compensation Cafe

How does this impact the way we think about total rewards in an annual (or even quarterly) bonus structure? Timely rewards indicate to people both of these factors – that the work they are doing is meaningful, valuable, and worthy of recognition. Incentives/Bonuses Total Rewards

Update: Employee Compensation at Wells Fargo

Compensation Cafe

Compensation Cafe has covered Wells Fargo's pay practices since 2009, when the Bank canceled prefunded employee recognition and rewards events in the midst of the Recession, blaming it on federal government restrictions on bank practices following the subprime mortgage crisis.

4 Keys to Leadership According to Jack Welch

Compensation Cafe

To be a good leader for your employees, one needs to be rich with your praise, cheer them on, love to watch them grow and be excited about their success. You need to love to give bonuses. Above-and-beyond bonuses available to any level of employee.

Living Wage vs. Pay for Performance

Compensation Cafe

Yet in some industries, especially those where labor is perceived as a cost and not an asset, more emphasis is put on incentives or bonus in a pay-for-performance model targeted to the higher order needs before fulfilling the base pay requirements for achieving the security of the foundational needs.

Cafe Classic: Celebrating Success. Who Do You Reward?

Compensation Cafe

Layoffs, pay cuts, pay freezes – these were the norm across organizations of all sizes and industries of all types. It's time to take down the these false barriers to recognition and reward. Compensation Philosophy Incentives/Bonuses Pay for Performance Recognition

3 Innovative Compensation Ideas Ready for Prime Time

Compensation Cafe

They change employee commitment to their colleagues, their customers, and their company. After completing the 90-day new-hire training period, Zappos needs to know its newest employees are all-in. Compensation Philosophy Incentives/Bonuses Pay for Performance Recognition

Cafe Classic: Balancing Process and Outcomes – How “Silo” Thinking Can End Up Rewarding the Wrong Thing

Compensation Cafe

Organizations that implement employee recognition and reward programs usually do so with the best of intentions. Avoiding silo creation and balancing process and outcomes are the two critical areas to always keep in mind in recognition and reward program planning.

Why Appreciating the Labor of Others Matters

Compensation Cafe

Material incentives like bonuses…quickly lose their punch… When you rely on “stuff” to feel satisfied, you have to keep upping the ante because whatever you get becomes the baseline. Incentives/Bonuses RecognitionThe American holiday of Labor Day fascinates me.

When Irrational Humans Make Good Decisions

Compensation Cafe

That statement alone could fuel many long conversations, but the simple truth of it is often something we ignore when thinking about how best to support our employees in bringing their own best selves to work every day. In what ways are your employees or colleagues positively irrational?

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.

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. The situation looks even more dire in the manufacturing segment, a more traditional industry, which is expected to fall short by 2 million workers between 2017 and 2027 due to the one-two punch of industry growth and retiring baby boomers. These labor shortages will only intensify across all industries and company sizes.”.

Where Have All the Raises Gone?

Compensation Cafe

Last month The New York Times ran an article bemoaning the loss of pay raises in favor of one-time bonuses and non-monetary rewards. Cited in the article, analyst firm Aon Hewitt calls this a “drastic shift” based on the firm’s annual survey on salaried employee compensation.

Will Keeping SCORE Help You Keep Top Employees?

Compensation Cafe

How do you measure impact of efforts to improve employee satisfaction, engagement and retention? According to the article, SCORE stands for the primary employee concerns in the engagement and employment contract: Stability, Compensation, Opportunity, Responsibility, Environment.

Fair Pay, Differentiated Rewards

Compensation Cafe

Let these employees shadow their VP for a day or two including any meetings with clients and top management. This notion was compatible with how businesses operated in the late 20th century -- company performance was dependent on the collective contributions of the mass of employees.

Lower Your Employee Turn Over Rate by Doing These 3 Things

Women of HR

Employers who experience high employee turnover lose a lot of time and money to new hire searches, interviews, onboarding and training. Although this problem is commonly seen in the retail sector, employee attrition can occur in any industry and any type or size of business. The following three tips can help you improve employee retention. Also, you might celebrate employee success online through social media or via an employee-specific digital yearbook.

Chasing Best Practices

Compensation Cafe

One of the common questions I hear from clients centers on how well their people practices and budgets compare to industry benchmarks and groups of top-performers.

The Best Features of a High-Performance Engagement and Retention Strategy

CakeHR

At the same time, businesses of all kinds have started to struggle with employee engagement. The reality, however, is that poor employee engagement is a common problem in every industry, despite the many attempts made to improve it. Employee health.

8 Influential Employee Engagement Trends for 2019

Bonusly

Employee engagement will be one of the most important differentiators for organizations in 2019, and it’s an issue that nearly every organizational leader has thought about recently. It’s the emotional commitment an employee has to their role, their organization, and stakeholders.

Employees on the Brink: What’s their breaking Point? - Sapling Blog

Sapling

We all wish for employees who wake up in the morning saying “Wow, I get to go to work today!” Unfortunately, most employees aren’t at all excited about their current work situation. In fact, it’s possible that many of your employees are on the verge of walking away from their jobs.