Did you hear the one about… recognition?

Avoiding bad jokes, being timely and respecting preferences part of successful presentation
By Nelson Scott
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/22/2013

The quest to discover the best strategies for recognizing staff seems never-ending. Companies dedicate resources to designing recognition programs, planning recognition events and selecting tangible tokens of appreciation such as certificates, plaques, merchandise and gift cards.

Sadly, companies are wasting time, money and effort when they fail to focus on the most important aspect of staff recognition — the recipient’s recognition experience.

Staff recognition is not about awards, it’s not about events and it’s certainly not about the people providing the recognition. Recognition is about the individuals and teams who deserve to be recognized for how they contribute and what they achieve.