Renewing your recognition program

If employees view the program as a joke, it's time for an organization to rethink it's recognition strategy
By Bob Nelson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/02/2003

Even the best recognition program doesn’t last forever. To keep your program fresh and the energy for it high, you need to periodically review what’s working well and what’s not. Indicators that your program might need a checkup or complete overhaul include:

Loss of excitement:

If energy for the program has seriously waned so that no one ever talks about it, the honourees, their achievements, the awards or merchandise distributed, then a reassessment may be in order. Good recognition programs get people talking, thinking and acting in ways you are trying to encourage.