Employee recognition is the acknowledgement of a job well done. It can be a spontaneous gesture of appreciation, made in an informal manner, or a formally structured programme to recognise those employees who have achieved a desired level of performance. Employee recognition does not necessarily involve incentives or rewards; in fact, experts think recognition and rewards should not be lumped together in the same basket. Research has shown the importance of disassociating recognition from tangible rewards. The most important thing is to show genuine appreciation for the contribution an employee or team has made to the success of the organisation.

BPIR Categories

15.4.1 Employee satisfaction/dissatisfaction
15.4.4 Employee performance management/recognition
8.2.2 Create an environment for empowerment/innovation
9.10.1 Retain human capital
9.10.2 Analyse the impact of rewards/training/well-being
9.5.5 Manage reward & recognition programs
9.6.2 Manage employee satisfaction
9.7.1 Encourage employee involvement and feedback

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