Employee Recognition
Article Index
Employee Recognition
1.1 The Value of Employee Recognition
1.2 Why Is Acuity Insurance a Great Place to Work?
1.3 Your Complete Guide to Employee Recognition
1.4 Why Is Employee Recognition So Important?
1.5 Why It Is So Important to Recognise Employees - and How to Do It
2.1 Examples of Employee Recognition Awards
2.2 Great Employee Recognition Cultures
2.3 Top 100 Companies to Work for in 2017
2.4 UK Top Employers 2017
2.5 Britains Top Providers of Employee Benefits
2.6 Employee Recognition in Action
3.1 Singapore Business Excellence Award: The IRAS Story
3.2 DHL UAE Tops Aon Hewitt Best Employee List
3.3 Malcolm Baldrige Award Winner 2016: Momentum Group
3.4 Singapore Quality Award with Special Commendation Winner 2015: Singapore Civil Defence Force
3.5 Malcolm Baldrige Award Winner 2016: Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre
3.6 Google One of the Best Employee Recognition Systems in the World
4.1 Employee Recognition Programmes
4.2 Trends in Employee Recognition
4.3 2015 Employee Recognition Report
4.4 Key Principles for Effective Employee Recognition Activities
4.5 The 12 Employee Recognition Statistics to Know
4.6 The Secret of Employee Recognition
4.7 The Importance of Recognition: Rewards and Recognition Providers
4.8 Recognising across Cultures: China
5.1 Innovative Employee Reward and Recognition Tools
5.2 What you need for successful employee recognition
5.3 Linking Your Organisations Objectives with Rewards and Recognition
5.4 Five Tips for Effective Employee Recognition
5.5 The Ultimate Guide to Peer Employee Recognition
6.1 Showing the Value of Employee Recognition Programmes
6.2 Employee Recognition - Understanding the Construct
6.3 Recognition via Employee Suggestion Scheme Self-Assessment
6.4 The Problem with Measuring the ROI of Employee Recognition Programmes
6.5 The Value and ROI in Employee Recognition
6.6 Employee Assessment of Your Management and Leadership Skills
7. What do business leaders say about employee recognition?
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In This Report

  1. What is “employee recognition”?
  2. Which organisations have been acknowledged for excellence in employee recognition?
  3. How have organisations reached high levels of success in employee recognition?
  4. What research has been undertaken into employee recognition?
  5. What tools and methods are used to achieve high levels of success in employee recognition?
  6. How can employee recognition be measured?
  7. What do business leaders say about employee recognition?


The Definition

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.

The Stage

Employee recognition can have a positive impact on everything from productivity and motivation, to engagement and retention. It is a crucial element, shared by many of the world’s most successful organisational cultures.
Recognition is not just something only executives should do; it should happen throughout the organisation. Research clearly shows that top-down recognition is not what makes companies thrive today – it is recognition by peers or, in other words, social recognition.
Employees respond to appreciation, expressed through recognition of their good work, because it confirms their work is valued. When employees and their work are valued, work satisfaction and productivity rise; this, in turn, motivates employees to maintain or improve their high standards. Despite the unquestioned benefits of employee recognition, organisations frequently execute their policies or programmes quite badly. In this light, many professional companies have now jumped on the bandwagon and offer employee recognition programmes and services.

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