Peer-to-peer recognition

Giving workers the appreciation they crave
By Mike Byam
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/17/2015

A little appreciation goes a long way. However, while most leaders acknowledge the importance of recognizing staff, many employees still don’t feel adequately valued or appreciated for their contributions at work.


Why is employee recognition such a challenge when the benefits are decidedly evident? One reason is managers and supervisors — who traditionally are largely responsible for recognizing the contributions of staff — often struggle to find the time or they simply don’t know how to do it well.