Recognition doesn’t have to be expensiveHow to acknowledge people without turning them offBy Jody Urquhart04/09/2007|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/09/2007 In small- and medium-sized organizations, acknowledgement is extremely important and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Everybody likes to be appreciated for their efforts, but only if they are rewarded and acknowledged in a way that is genuine. One way to get there is to solicit the opinion of employees and give them a say in how their efforts are saluted. Most companies have a formal way of acknowledging employees with annual award banquets, top sales awards and certificates. But if the award program doesn’t invite a thunderous reception, it may be because it is too generic. Common pitfalls in award programs To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.