FREE 1-HOUR EVENT, October 20 at noon CST. Diversity & Inclusion: Top Lawsuits Reveal How to Protect Employees and Avoid Liability. REGISTER NOW

Implementing an Employee Recognition Committee

The benefits of a happy workforce are compelling: improved retention, increased productivity, reduced absenteeism. A survey by the employee recognition consulting company, Globoforce®, indicates that happy employees are 85% more efficient and 10 times less likely to take sick leave. Globoforce also discovered that peer recognition is a powerful motivator with employees 107% more likely to identify themselves as highly engaged when they were able to recognize their peers for good work[1].

Many organizations establish Employee Recognition Committees to develop and manage recognition programs. Here are some tips to get one off the ground in your business or department with recommendations from Indiana State University[2]:

  • Determine Who Will Serve on the Committee – Include members from both management and staff to honor interests from both groups. Use the following ideas to select committee members:
    • Solicit for volunteers
    • Election by peers
    • Appointment by management

Important tip: Specify how long members serve on the committee so they understand their time commitment

  • Specify Objectives – Design your Employee Recognition Committee with the following guidelines:
    • Meets the needs of employees
    • Reinforces behaviors that benefit company goals
    • Honors the company’s mission statement and core values
    • Maintains clear standards so rewards are both meaningful and equitable
    • Determine Incentives – After the committee identifies the program objectives they can identify the criteria by which employees are eligible, evaluated, then recognized or rewarded.

This is the fun part of the task! Survey employees to find out what types of recognition are meaningful. Don’t just assume that a financial reward or public praise works for all people. Then, match those motivators with company offerings. For example, employees who wish to be recognized for skill development can send a signal to management that training opportunities are appreciated.

  • Monitor and Adjust – Once the program is underway, the committee should monitor results, solicit feedback and adjust the program as needed.

An Employee Recognition Committee’s final key responsibility is to communicate the program to both management and employees. A study produced by Bersin & Associates, a human resources consulting company, discovered that while 75% of companies surveyed have recognition programs, only 58% of employees surveyed think their companies do[3]. Both management and employees need to understand, accept and then use the program to gain the benefits it offers.

 

[1] http://go.globoforce.com/rs/globoforce/images/WP_Culture_Globoforce.pdf
[2] http://www.indstate.edu/humres/docs/GuideEmpRecognition7-25-11.docx
[3] https://www.bersin.com/News/Content.aspx?id=15543

Local Seminars Related to this Topic:

Leadership, Team-Building and Coaching Skills for Managers and Supervisors

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Sep. 29

Central Time Zone

Sep. 30

Eastern Time Zone

Oct. 1

Pacific Time Zone

Oct. 4

Pacific Time Zone

Oct. 6

Central Time Zone

Oct. 8

Central Time Zone

Oct. 12

Central Time Zone

Oct. 13

Central Time Zone

Oct. 14

Eastern Time Zone

Oct. 19

Central Time Zone

Oct. 20

Central Time Zone

Oct. 21

Pacific Time Zone

Oct. 28

Eastern Time Zone

Oct. 29

Central Time Zone

Nov. 1

Pacific Time Zone

Nov. 2

Central Time Zone

Nov. 4

Central Time Zone

Nov. 8

Central Time Zone

Nov. 10

Eastern Time Zone

Nov. 12

Central Time Zone

Nov. 16

Eastern Time Zone

Nov. 17

Central Time Zone

Nov. 19

Central Time Zone

Nov. 29

Eastern Time Zone

Nov. 30

Pacific Time Zone

Dec. 2

Central Time Zone

Dec. 3

Central Time Zone

Dec. 6

Central Time Zone

Dec. 8

Central Time Zone

Dec. 10

Eastern Time Zone

Dec. 14

Central Time Zone

Dec. 15

Central Time Zone

Dec. 16

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 7

Central Time Zone

Jan. 10

Central Time Zone

Jan. 11

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 13

Central Time Zone

Jan. 19

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 21

Central Time Zone

Jan. 25

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 26

Central Time Zone

Jan. 27

Pacific Time Zone

Transitioning to Supervisor

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Sep. 28

Central Time Zone

Sep. 29

Pacific Time Zone

Oct. 1

Eastern Time Zone

Oct. 4

Central Time Zone

Oct. 7

Eastern Time Zone

Oct. 12

Central Time Zone

Oct. 13

Pacific Time Zone

Oct. 15

Central Time Zone

Oct. 20

Central Time Zone

Oct. 21

Eastern Time Zone

Oct. 26

Pacific Time Zone

Oct. 27

Central Time Zone

Oct. 29

Central Time Zone

Nov. 1

Central Time Zone

Nov. 4

Central Time Zone

Nov. 5

Eastern Time Zone

Nov. 9

Central Time Zone

Nov. 12

Central Time Zone

Nov. 15

Central Time Zone

Nov. 16

Pacific Time Zone

Nov. 17

Eastern Time Zone

Nov. 29

Central Time Zone

Dec. 1

Central Time Zone

Dec. 3

Eastern Time Zone

Dec. 7

Central Time Zone

Dec. 8

Eastern Time Zone

Dec. 9

Central Time Zone

Dec. 13

Pacific Time Zone

Dec. 14

Eastern Time Zone

Dec. 16

Central Time Zone

Dec. 17

Central Time Zone

Jan. 6

Central Time Zone

Jan. 10

Pacific Time Zone

Jan. 11

Central Time Zone

Jan. 12

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 18

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 19

Central Time Zone

Jan. 21

Central Time Zone

Jan. 24

Central Time Zone

Jan. 27

Central Time Zone

Jan. 28

Eastern Time Zone

A Crash Course for the First-Time Manager or Supervisor

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Oct. 7

Central Time Zone

Oct. 12

Eastern Time Zone

Oct. 20

Central Time Zone

Oct. 28

Central Time Zone

Nov. 2

Central Time Zone

Nov. 10

Pacific Time Zone

Nov. 16

Central Time Zone

Nov. 19

Eastern Time Zone

Dec. 1

Central Time Zone

Dec. 3

Eastern Time Zone

Dec. 7

Central Time Zone

Dec. 9

Eastern Time Zone

Dec. 13

Central Time Zone

Dec. 16

Central Time Zone

Jan. 5

Central Time Zone

Jan. 13

Central Time Zone

Jan. 18

Pacific Time Zone

Jan. 26

Central Time Zone

Jan. 27

Eastern Time Zone

Management & Leadership Skills for New Managers and Supervisors (2-Day)

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Sep. 27

Central Time Zone

Oct. 7

Central Time Zone

Oct. 13

Pacific Time Zone

Oct. 18

Eastern Time Zone

Oct. 26

Central Time Zone

Nov. 2

Eastern Time Zone

Nov. 4

Central Time Zone

Nov. 8

Central Time Zone

Nov. 17

Pacific Time Zone

Nov. 29

Central Time Zone

Dec. 1

Eastern Time Zone

Dec. 8

Central Time Zone

Dec. 15

Central Time Zone

Dec. 16

Pacific Time Zone

Jan. 5

Central Time Zone

Jan. 10

Central Time Zone

Jan. 18

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 25

Pacific Time Zone

Jan. 27

Central Time Zone

Facilities Management - A 2-Day Comprehensive Course

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Sep. 27

Central Time Zone

Oct. 5

Central Time Zone

Oct. 14

Central Time Zone

Oct. 20

Eastern Time Zone

Oct. 25

Central Time Zone

Oct. 27

Pacific Time Zone

Nov. 4

Eastern Time Zone

Nov. 9

Central Time Zone

Nov. 15

Central Time Zone

Nov. 17

Pacific Time Zone

Dec. 1

Central Time Zone

Dec. 7

Eastern Time Zone

Dec. 9

Central Time Zone

Dec. 13

Central Time Zone

Jan. 5

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 10

Central Time Zone

Jan. 20

Central Time Zone

Jan. 25

Central Time Zone

How to Supervise People

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Nov. 2

Eastern Time Zone

Nov. 3

Central Time Zone

Nov. 8

Pacific Time Zone

Nov. 12

Central Time Zone

Nov. 16

Central Time Zone

Nov. 18

Central Time Zone

Nov. 30

Pacific Time Zone

Dec. 2

Central Time Zone

Dec. 7

Central Time Zone

Dec. 8

Central Time Zone

Dec. 16

Central Time Zone

Dec. 17

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 7

Central Time Zone

Jan. 11

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 13

Central Time Zone

Jan. 20

Central Time Zone

Jan. 25

Central Time Zone

Jan. 26

Pacific Time Zone

How to Supervise Bad Attitudes and Negative Behaviors

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Sep. 30

Central Time Zone

Oct. 7

Central Time Zone

Oct. 13

Central Time Zone

Oct. 20

Central Time Zone

Oct. 26

Eastern Time Zone

Nov. 1

Central Time Zone

Nov. 12

Pacific Time Zone

Nov. 17

Central Time Zone

Dec. 2

Central Time Zone

Dec. 6

Eastern Time Zone

Dec. 8

Central Time Zone

Dec. 14

Central Time Zone

Dec. 16

Central Time Zone

Jan. 5

Pacific Time Zone

Jan. 11

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 21

Central Time Zone

Jan. 26

Central Time Zone

How Managers Become Great Leaders

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Sep. 28

Central Time Zone

Nov. 30

Central Time Zone

Dec. 8

Pacific Time Zone

Dec. 9

Eastern Time Zone

Dec. 14

Central Time Zone

Jan. 7

Central Time Zone

Jan. 13

Central Time Zone

Jan. 18

Central Time Zone

Jan. 26

Eastern Time Zone

Managing with Assertive Confidence

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Sep. 29

Central Time Zone

Nov. 30

Pacific Time Zone

Dec. 2

Central Time Zone

Dec. 8

Central Time Zone

Dec. 16

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 5

Central Time Zone

Jan. 12

Central Time Zone

Jan. 20

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 25

Central Time Zone

The Indispensable Office Manager

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Sep. 29

Central Time Zone

Dec. 2

Eastern Time Zone

Dec. 9

Central Time Zone

Dec. 14

Central Time Zone

Dec. 15

Pacific Time Zone

Jan. 13

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 13

Central Time Zone

Jan. 19

Central Time Zone

Jan. 25

Central Time Zone

How to Bargain & Negotiate with Vendors and Suppliers

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Sep. 30

Central Time Zone

Oct. 6

Eastern Time Zone

Oct. 12

Pacific Time Zone

Oct. 21

Central Time Zone

Oct. 28

Central Time Zone

Jan. 11

Eastern Time Zone

Jan. 19

Central Time Zone

Jan. 27

Central Time Zone

Be the Manager Your Employees Want to Follow

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Sep. 29

Central Time Zone

Oct. 6

Central Time Zone

Oct. 14

Eastern Time Zone

Oct. 19

Central Time Zone

Jan. 12

Pacific Time Zone

Jan. 20

Central Time Zone

Jan. 25

Central Time Zone

Criticism & Discipline Skills for Managers and Supervisors

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Oct. 6

Pacific Time Zone

Oct. 12

Central Time Zone

Oct. 21

Central Time Zone

Nov. 4

Central Time Zone

Nov. 12

Eastern Time Zone

Nov. 17

Central Time Zone

How to Improve Employee Accountability with Remote and In-Person Teams

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Oct. 6

Central Time Zone

Oct. 21

Eastern Time Zone

Oct. 26

Central Time Zone

Nov. 4

Central Time Zone

Nov. 10

Central Time Zone

Nov. 16

Pacific Time Zone

Overcoming Negativity

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Nov. 3

Central Time Zone

Nov. 9

Eastern Time Zone

Nov. 15

Central Time Zone

Nov. 30

Central Time Zone

Dec. 8

Pacific Time Zone

Dec. 16

Central Time Zone

The Exceptional Team Leader

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Oct. 5

Central Time Zone

Oct. 13

Central Time Zone

Oct. 28

Pacific Time Zone

Nov. 2

Central Time Zone

Nov. 10

Eastern Time Zone

Nov. 15

Central Time Zone

The Management Conference

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Oct. 5

Eastern Time Zone

Oct. 13

Central Time Zone

Oct. 18

Central Time Zone

Nov. 1

Central Time Zone

Nov. 9

Pacific Time Zone

Nov. 17

Central Time Zone

How to Plan and Monitor a Budget

LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS

Dec. 1

Central Time Zone

Dec. 2

Eastern Time Zone

Dec. 7

Central Time Zone

Dec. 14

Central Time Zone

Related Management, Supervision & Leadership Articles

Categories

Monthly Archives

1 Comment

Leave a Reply to Lauren Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *