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Recognition doesn't need a big price tag
By Ann Macaulay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/09/2007

Surveys repeatedly rank recognition for a job well done as one of the top factors for motivating employees. And while a hearty handshake and a sincere “thank you” go a long way in recognizing employees’ efforts, many firms go a step further and establish formal recognition programs. Larger organizations often have a dedicated staff who can set up and maintain a recognition program, while smaller firms don’t have the same resources to dedicate to such programs. But with a bit of effort, there are several ways that small- or medium-sized employers can create an effective, low-maintenance program

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