Workplace Recognition and Incentive Programs

The Real Driver of Engagement

Posted on May 24, 2010 by Carl Bonura in Uncategorized

Imagine working for a company where nearly 25% of the employees hate their jobs, over half (55%) of the employees are apathetic and uninterested and do just enough to stay employed. Only the remaining 20% do their job enthusiastically and care about the company’s future. Unfortunately, you don’t have to look far to find such a company. This is the profile of a typical U.S. Company. Why are today’s workers so disengaged? A recent global survey by Towers Perrin gives some insight. For employees, the real driver of engagement is the belief that a company cares about them. Senior management's interest in the well-being of employees is what most drives engagement, according to the survey. For many employees, "caring" translates to providing opportunities for career development. Other...

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Are Your Reward & Recognition Programs on Target?

Posted on May 18, 2010 by Carl Bonura in Uncategorized

Simply put, it is crucial to identify a particular activity that is known to be a key to your success and then put a program in place to reward that behavior every time it occurs. People tend to do things if they feel that it is in their own best interest. Organizations need to connect what employees want for themselves to overall organizational goals by rewarding behavior in a way that is meaningful to them and their own self-interest. By pointing out that a particular behavior is rewarded, you could be well on your way toward reinforcing the performance that will help achieve business goals. Moreover, people don’t walk away from companies they feel care about them, so rewarding them can stabilize your talent pool. To help assure your recognition process is...

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Valued Employees = Engaged Employees = Business Results

Posted on May 10, 2010 by Carl Bonura in Uncategorized

Studies prove employees need to feel valued and know the work they do on a daily basis matters. More than three-quarters of employees, 76 percent, who responded to the 2008 World of Work study published by Randstad, an Atlanta-based employment-services firm, said feeling valued was the most important factor for happiness at work, out of more than a dozen options. When asked to identify the employer attributes they valued most, the top response (67 percent) was “recognizes the value I bring to the organization.” (Length-of-Service Awards Becoming More Personal, Rebecca Hastings, SPHR, 2009 HR Trendbook, p. 46.) Employees who feel “cared for” by employers are more likely to return the favor by paying attention to the company’s bottom line, treating customers better, and supporting the overall work community. As Allan Schweyer...

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Become a More Engaging Manager

Posted on May 3, 2010 by Carl Bonura in Uncategorized

Recognize employee performance To help motivate employees you need to show genuine appreciation for good work and recognize the improvements they make. Here are some steps you could take: · say thank you - it is a powerful way of recognizing someone's contribution and motivating them to keep performing · use internal publications, a note sent to the team or a poster to celebrate an individual's success and to show employees their commitment and effort are appreciated · if you have an intranet create a bulletin board or forum so employees can thank colleagues for their efforts and help with key issues · give spot rewards for specific contributions or tasks where employees have exceeded all expectations - for example - this could be a personal reward relevant to their...

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