Embedding Core Values is Foundational to Employee Recognition

recognitionWhen constructing the correct employee recognition program it is critical to strike a proper balance between the “what” and the “why.”  Properly designed and executed, employee recognition should also address how employees are recognized and rewarded … and it is critical. Check out Derek Irvine’s post which discusses how important it is to embed corporate core values in a meaningful, not superficial way.

C.Y.A. … Communicate Your Actions Prior to Implementing Changes to Incentive or Recognition Programs

Allow me to open this post with a disclaimer. I have been a loyal Delta Air Lines customer for many years and generally have a high regard for their service. With that in mind, please read on. As a loyal Delta customer, I am also an active member of their SkyMiles program and am very… Read more »

Employee Recognition Programs Should Align with Company Culture

When developing an employee recognition program for your company it is important to take into consideration the day to day personality of your company and its employees.  Below are some corporate characteristics and some suggestions on how to tailor your recognition program to fit these specific values.   Social – Social offices are generally home… Read more »

Lessons from the Street – Employee Recognition and Misguided Street Sweepers

I recently witnessed something in a large US city (that shall remain nameless) that reinforced some very important principles that are applicable to many aspects of our human experience – including incentive and employee recognition programs. Here’s what happened. I was standing on a busy street and heard the sound of an approaching truck – a… Read more »