Recognizing small things has big impact (Guest commentary)

Critical distinction between rewards and recognition
By Daphne Woolf
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/14/2010

Why do we, as HR professionals, equate rewards with recognition? Confusing the two can have a negative impact on employee engagement. Knowing the difference can have a significant, company-wide influence on employee morale.

What exactly is a reward?

Rewards are tangible. Like salaries, they are a form of payment — you get in return what you give. Examples include: