Workplace Recognition and Incentive Programs

Recognition Rewards Reinforcement

Posted on November 30, 2010 by Motivo Staff in Uncategorized

Praise and recognition are key factors in increasing morale, especially in a difficult economy. There is much research (Overview) showing that when employees are sincerely praised for their efforts, morale increases. It follows that when morale increases so will employee productivity. When productivity is high so, too, are revenues! When employees know that their contributions are valued their self-worth escalates. It only makes sense that when this happens people feel important to the organization and its mission and they become increasingly engaged. Engaged employees are good for the bottom line. We are not talking about manipulating employees with false and pretentious recognition but with sincere, timely and relevant recognition and rewards. It is easy for managers to think, “Why should I award Joe for doing his job?” While we believe that...

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Onboarding is not simply the latest business jargon for orientation –

Posted on November 1, 2010 by Motivo Staff in Uncategorized

…here is the break room; here is the bathroom, sign these forms… “Nor is it a static activity done for a week. It is the process of acculturating a new hire. Onboarding can be ongoing for a month or a year or as long as the position or person requires. Showing new hires the ropes can be a formalized and structured process, with milestones and accountability, or a casual and occasional check-in with the boss. Whatever an organization’s onboarding process looks like, it can have a profound and lasting effect. A 2010 Aberdeen Group research report, Onboarding: The First Line of Engagement, found that organizations with a formal onboarding process had a 60% year-over-year improvement in revenue per full time employee and 63% experienced improvement in employee performance within the first year.”...

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