Every organization’s most valuable asset is unquestionably the same: its people. Motivating employees to do a great job is job No. 1 — but far easier said than done! Are you doing a great job at recognizing your people and motivating them to dig in and get results?
Ask yourself the following questions: What is it that you do to keep your employees? What types of recognition to you provide to your people? Is it consistent? Are you lacking in ideas? Is your management team engaged? Are you sure your strategies are working? How are you sure? What is your employee turnover rate like? Is it too high? How are your productivity numbers? Are you meeting target?
It is important to ask your people what it is that they are looking for. Add this to your annual employee survey, have your managers ask them in their team huddles. Listen to what they are saying and not saying, then act! Look to see if you can build these things into your recognition strategy. Make sure your managers are all on the same page and actively recognizing their people. Ensure to evaluate it on an annual basis to make sure you doing the right things and your people are responding in a positive manner.
As managers, we always feel the stress of that bottom line. Productivity is huge – keeping our people engaged and working toward a common goal all impact productivity in a positive manner.
Ensure to stay competitive in the recognition you offer to your people and they are more likely to stay.
The following infographic, “A Guide to Employee Recognition,” offers company leaders an easy-to-digest, visual overview of three critical aspects of building engagement and enhancing productivity:
Understanding the impact of recognition
- Creating solid programs
- Discovering creative ways to make the program a smashing success