How to evolve a recognition and reward program

‘Instead of waiting for success to happen before you celebrate, leverage strategic recognition to drive success’

How to evolve a recognition and reward program

Evolving a reward and recognition (R&R) program is important because it can get stale or misused if it doesn’t change as the company does, according to Joy Adan, Content Journalist at Reward Gateway.

Adan told HRD that not only should recognition programs be revisited and refreshed so they stay aligned to business goals, they should also evolve to reflect the culture of the company.

“That means more than just slapping a company logo on the header - modern R&R programs generate excitement and adoption because they reflect the language, tone of voice and the imagery your employees are comfortable with and have come to expect from your employer brand.”

Adan will be speaking at the upcoming webinar The Proof is in the Praise: How to implement impactful recognition and reward that delivers ROI.

She argues that to create a culture of recognition, you need leadership participation, which can sometimes require education and accountability.

“Using technology to deliver your R&R experience gives you the advantage of tracking usage, delivering support and educational material, and even sending manager’s reminders to send recognition, or alerts when their team members get recognised,” she said.

“This helps keep recognition front of mind for leaders and enables them to discuss or amplify these accomplishments in their meetings.”

Another tip Adan would recommend to all leaders would be not to wait until a huge win or the end of a project before you recognise somebody in your business.

“Celebrating progress and being reminded that your contribution has an valuable impact has been proven to have a huge impact on employees’ wellbeing, morale and productivity,” she said.

“Recognition can fuel your workforce if you make it part of your daily or weekly routine because when people are trained to look out for the good, their intelligence, creativity and energy levels rise.

“Instead of waiting for success to happen before you celebrate, leverage strategic recognition to drive success.”

Joy Adan will be speaking on the upcoming webinar The Proof is in the Praise: How to implement impactful recognition and reward that delivers ROI on Tuesday 4 February at 11am.To register, click here.

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