Recognizing small things has big impact (Guest commentary)Critical distinction between rewards and recognitionBy Daphne Woolf06/14/2010|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: 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.