I’ve met hundreds of corporate executives and they all claim to value their employees. Are they getting the message?

With a challenging economy, a changing workforce and new technology, the effectiveness of their current Recognition, Engagement and Performance Improvement programs is often disappointing and they want to know why.

Our team has taken on the challenge of addressing the declining impact of today’s recognition and incentive programs by developing a comprehensive, education-based approach that will not only get your supervisors to understand all forms of recognition, but to actually get enthusiastically behind your programs. We’ll teach them to see what’s in it for them, and the benefits of “Making it Real” so your employees believe you really mean it!

You see, it’s not just about handing out “stuff” and patting folks on the back. Today’s recognition is about developing a Positive Culture and that takes shape when employees practice the right behaviors.  Behaviors change along with attitude and a winning attitude is an emotional process generated by recognition used properly by well-trained leaders that are genuinely enthusiastic.  The definition of Recognition is – “Acknowledgement and Validation of Existence”.  Think about that … if you find the right people and then show your management team how to acknowledge and validate them consistently and honestly, you’ll be ahead of most of your competitors; maybe all of them!

When that happens, you will begin to reap the rewards of Discretionary Effort … that extra effort and productivity you can’t buy, but can only earn through trust!

We take an Integrated Approach using the Four Pillars of Recognition:

Foundational Service Award Programs lay the groundwork for a comprehensive strategy. Best practices include a “hire to retire” approach, providing the opportunity to create meaningful moments throughout the length of an employee’s career with your organization.

Create an environment of celebration and appreciation with Automated Recognitions. Commemorate newly hired employees, annual service anniversaries, birthdays, holiday, employee appreciation days, and other occasions with an efficient automated recognition system.
Discretionary Recognition initiatives provide your employees with tools to promote appreciation and encouragement through touchpoint programs like eCards, Peer to Peer & Social Recognition, Nomination, Manager Recognition, Spot Recognition, and Above & Beyond Behavior Recognition.
Utilize recognition that aligns with your unique business goals. Recognize performance standards like Sales, Productivity, Customer Satisfaction, Wellness, Community Involvement and Departmental Goals to contribute to the satisfaction of your employees, and the success of your organization.

The 4 Cornerstones of Effective Programs are used in the development of every client program:

to connect employees to your mission, vision and values.

to educate your managers on what is expected of them to help create a culture of recognition and improve the presentation skills of your managers.

that motivate and engage your employees.

of recognition activity, presentations, reward selections and leader/manager engagement in the recognition process.