Employee Recognition

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How do you recognize your team?  Your employees?  Your Co-Workers?  Your family?

Recognition in the workplace is a constantly discussed topic.  There are countless books, articles, seminars and “so-called” experts on the topic.  Companies spend money on trying to determine what is the best, most effective, most affordable way to recognize hard work and effort in the workplace.

In today’s economy, it is difficult for companies to rely on monetary reward and recognition.  However, most experts agree, that money is not the answer.  Developing a culture of recognition, and the ability for all levels to recognize and be recognized is the leading driver in building a successful culture.

 

There’s nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back. ~ Billy Martin

The Great Place to Work Institute assists companies in surveying their employees and using that data to help to create “a model for building performance based on trust”.  I read this blog Employee Recognition Programs by the Great Place to Work’s Leslie Caccamese with great interest.  Specifically, the Peer to Peer recognition advice.  This is the easiest to implement and maybe the most impactful recognition program available to any organization.

I am a big believer in employee recognition and believe that it is the single most important element to building a workplace culture that drives loyalty and performance.

What are your best employee recognition stories?

Doug Cloutier About Doug Cloutier

Doug is the Regional Operations Manager for the Adecco Engineering & Technical division. He's been at Adecco since 2001, and in the staffing industry since 1995. In his current role, he focuses on operational efficiencies, 1099/Independent Contractor qualification, and Training & Development and Compliance. Doug is also an avid Michigan and Detroit sports fan, soccer player, and father of two.

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  1. Stacy Reynolds says:

    Nice Job Doug!

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