Recognition Resources

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing- that’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar: salesman, author, and motivational speaker 

Recognition Guidelines and Tips

Recognition …

  • Increases productivity
  • Increases employee satisfaction and enjoyment of work
  • Increases employee engagement
  • Enhances teamwork among employees
  • Reduces turnover
  • Reduces absenteeism and stress

Follow the SMART philosophy of Jim Brintnall, author of “What Makes a Good Reward?” Rewards should be:

Sincere - above all else, a good reward should reflect a genuine expression of appreciation. Token acknowledgements leave something to be desired.

Meaningful - to endure a motivating influence, rewards should be aligned with the values, goals, and priorities that matter the most.

Adaptable - the diverse workplace demands alternatives. Consider creative options to keep your program fresh. No single reward format works for everyone all the time.

Relevant - some personal dimension is essential to a good reward. No matter how formal or informal, expensive or affordable, the relevance of any recognition will be improved with a personal touch - it’s a little thing that makes a big difference.

Timely - it is important that rewards respond to the behavior they are intending to reinforce. Don’t let too much time pass or the reward may be devalued and credibility eroded.            

Certificates and Thank You Cards

Certificate 1

Certificate 2

Thank You 1

Thank You 2