Schaefer Recognition Group |John Schaefer | America's Employee Recognition Expert
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Why Schaefer Recognition Group?



1. Evaluation and Recommendations
Most clients use a disjointed array of programs to recognize and reward their employees. Even if they’re working, it’s difficult to evaluate participation, effectiveness and cost. We’ll help you wrap your arms around all of your Award and Incentive initiatives, to optimize employee performance with a comprehensive Umbrella Recognition Solution.

2. Supervisor and Employee Training
One of the problems with multiple programs is the inability to educate supervisors and employees on how to use them all correctly and in the proper sequence.

We will provide three types of training to remedy this:

a) We’ll train employees and supervisors on your new program so they understand the options to participate, what they can earn, and how each initiative impacts the company.

b) While knowing what to do is important, understanding what’s in it for them and choosing to become enthusiastically involved is even more essential. We’ll demonstrate how small changes in communication style will show that you truly care about your employees, as opposed to creating the impression that you’re just trying to manipulate their behavior by dangling carrots.

c) I wrote the book Get More Productivity for Less Money . . . Your Employees will Love You for It! How to turn your existing recognition and incentive expenses into profits and prove it to your CFO.  I also created a Game based on The Vocational Shrink–An Analysis of the Ten Levels of Workplace Disillusionment, to help employees become aware of the amount of time they subconsciously spend in negative habit patterns the destroy morale and cost you money.  Finally, I developed a Supervisor Training Program entitled Why Should Supervisors Care (or what they’re really thinking) . . . What’s in it For Me?

These tools will help employees identify negative habit patterns so they can modify behaviors that cause frustration, lead to wasted time and cost you a lot of money. Supervisors will learn the benefits of well-planned, properly implemented recognition both for themselves and the company. Only then will they become genuinely enthusiastic about recognition, and their people will get excited too.

3. Measurement/Analysis
The most overlooked part of many recognition programs is the evaluation and improvement process. Over time, programs tend to become accepted forms of compensation, leading to an entitlement culture that minimizes results. The support team behind Schaefer Recognition Group will monitor, evaluate, report and make recommendations that will help you keep your program fresh and relevant.