Integrating work-life strategies with recognition programs

Companies can benefit from rewarding employees with time off
By Nora Spinks and Celia Moore
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/16/2002

Recognizing and rewarding employees is key to employee commitment and retention — and considering the same is true for work-life balance, the two seem a natural fit.

Although work-life should be a key part of your recognition and rewards program, balance shouldn’t be a reward for productivity. Integration does not mean using work-life balance as a “carrot,” something that is facilitated only as a bonus or result of performance or productivity. Rather, by integrating your recognition and rewards program with your work-life strategy both initiatives can be enriched and enhanced.

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