Getting peer recognition to take off – and stay aloftEnsuring a program launched today doesn’t flounder tomorrowBy Johane Desjardins05/07/2012|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/07/2012 Most peer recognition programs start with a bang. Posters are tacked to the walls, special mugs and novelty items are placed on every desk overnight and the CEO makes an uplifting speech, inviting everyone to join him in recognizing the contribution of colleagues through the new platform.In the early days, the positive energy is palpable. Employees respond to the launch with gusto and there’s a flurry of activity as they unleash pent-up feelings of appreciation. All the hard work of setting up the program pays off and it looks like a resounding success.But, within a couple of weeks, the activity levels drop considerably. The excitement of the launch wanes and busy schedules get in the way. Some managers, unconvinced of the benefits of peer recognition, see the program as yet another fluffy HR initiative and don’t bother to participate. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.