Bring back that lovin’ feeling

How global firms such as Nortel, Fairmont use strategic employee recognition programs
By Derek Irvine
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/29/2008

On the first day of a new job, people are excited and ready to make a positive impression on colleagues and the company. However, keeping employees engaged and willing to give that discretionary effort beyond the first three months is a challenge.

And when trying to manage employee engagement globally, regional and cultural differences, distance from headquarters and a perceived lack of communication can all contribute to flagging employee motivation and engagement.

Two of the most common mistakes global companies make with a strategic employee recognition program are not tying recognition to the company’s goals and values and not effectively communicating the program to employees.