Turbo-charging recognition from managers

HR plays critical role in framing best practices
By David Cooperand Basma Iqbal
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/10/2011

Organizations are constantly seeking ways to raise levels of employee engagement and increase performance. Managers, much like sports car drivers, play a key role in igniting the spark that can turbo-charge engagement — in some cases, increasing it by as much as 60 per cent — according to the 2010 Towers Watson Global Workforce Study.

The good news is organizations that establish global consistency for talent management and rewards are 74 per cent more likely to have recognition programs, according to the 2010 Global Talent Management and Rewards Study by Towers Watson.

The not-so-good news?The failure of these programs to achieve real results stems not from a lack of original or high-cost rewards options but from poor manager execution.