Getting on the recognition ‘train’

Rewards and recognition can be used to boost training for employees and the training department itself
By Bob Nelson
|CHRR, Guide to Training & Development|Last Updated: 11/22/2004

You get what you reward. It’s a universal, albeit underused, principle in day-to-day management, and the training and development function is no exception.

Recognition can be used in training in a myriad of ways. It can make the training function more efficient, learning more effective and help trainers feel more appreciated.

There is a basic three-pronged approach to effectively using recognition in training: before, during and after.