What values do you wish your employees to live and present to others? Are those values clear and apparent throughout your organization?
One of the easiest ways to demonstrate company values to your employees is to implement an employee recognition programme. Simply put, employees are encouraged to thank and recognize their colleagues for behaviours and actions that support company core values and company objectives.
But what are the core values? For Eric Douglas, it is clear: “They should be honest and authentic statements of what’s essential to the organization’s success”. Eric Douglas 2015: Why core values matter and how to instill them. Douglas goes on to explain that your core values need to be linked to specific behaviours. For example: “customer service can be tied to how quickly employees respond to complaints or requests for information”.
So how can you reinforce company values with an employee recognition programme? How do you ‘Mind the Gap’ between what should be happening in respect of recognition, and what is happening on the ground? Employee rewards alone will not drive core values and behaviours. Organisations need a strategic, highly-engaging recognition programme to go to work for them.
Here are 10 top features of a successful employee recognition programme:
Employee recognition has changed dramatically over the years. Senior management now understands that employee recognition plays an important part in attracting, retaining and engaging employees. It is a good decision to invest in a recognition system – but choose wisely and mind the recognition gap!
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