In a normal year, preparation for new recognition, years-of-service, or spot reward programs starts 3 or 4 months in advance. It’s a normal cycle to prepare and launch programs that allow appropriate time to work through the details. But we are in a very different place right now with many fundamental unknowns.
The problem with programs that solely utilize branded merchandise is employees feel like the company is getting recognized by promoting their brand. Research shows that when given the choice, employees prefer to NOT have a logo or a branded gift for their Service Milestone. There are also some challenges that come along with programs like this ranging from the financial to the logistical.
HR Technologies just posted an article (linked below) that for some may seem fairly basic. But I think that’s just the point. Sometimes we need a reminder of WHY we believe so strongly in recognition and engagement. From the article there is a very straightforward statement that should be at the heart of the plan and purpose of any employee facing programs.
You recognize that it is time to refresh and update your employee service award program or milestone program. Likely due to poor survey results from your employees on the poor selection of gifts, or maybe you realized that the cost of gifts has ballooned over the years and your program value has all but disappeared.
The primary purpose and value of sales incentive programs have remained relatively constant since the beginning. These programs are used to encourage and reward more significant efforts aligned with sales and productivity goals. But technology has changed HOW these programs run, the flexibility that can be offered within the program, the granularity options for unique offers for different regions and product categories, and much more.
Why do people do the things they do? And why do your employees do what they do for the organization? These are not easy questions to answer, but it all comes down to a couple of things, the things that most of us learned when we were very young as taught to us by our parents or our own experiences – operant conditioning. This easily translates into the world of employee recognition and why cash is king.
With decades of experience in employee recognition programs and incentive programs, we have seen our fair share of problems with employee recognition programs that are not running like a well-oiled machine. Every plan has the potential to have its own set of issues from the start or problems that can infiltrate the program as the years go by.
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This year, National Customer Service Week runs from Monday 7th October through to Friday the 11th October. This is an ideal time to celebrate your customer service representatives, encourage them in their work, and put the spotlight back on delivering a high-quality experience to your customers. This is also a great time to review your […]
Companies and employees around the world are currently faced with the uncertainty of what a “new normal” will ultimately be in the short-run and the long-term. The big question is what will business leaders have learned that will prompt them to change their business models and employment models to maintain productivity and the ability to be agile enough to react when the next COVID-19 pandemic appears. There is one thing that is apparent right now, and that is you have to recognize employees during COVID-19 as it is critical to keep your employees engaged during this troubling time.
The data is very clear, an employee recognition program, including a peer-to-peer component, is a great tool in your organization’s tool belt for your overall employee recognition strategy. However, if not done correctly, there are issues that can pop up limiting their overall effectiveness. Here are a few key areas to address when creating or evaluating a peer-to-peer program.
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