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Recognition- Babies Cry for it, Grown Men Die for it
Recognizing employees and people is an admirable pursuit. There’s no doubt about that, but do you and your company do an adequate job? Great businesses recognize that in order for employees to perform at their best and achieve maximum results, they’ve got to feel appreciated.
What is Employee Recognition?
Employee recognition is the process of expressing appreciation for a job well done. It can be in the form of a small gift, an award ceremony, or even just a pat on the back. Employee recognition is important because it motivates employees to do their best work and makes them feel valued.
The Connection between Employee Recognition and Engagement-
Employee recognition may seem like a simple concept, but it’s actually a powerful tool for driving engagement.
Studies have shown that people who feel recognized by their employers are more likely to stay with their company, and they’re more likely to recommend the company to others. They also work harder, which is great for everyone involved.
In fact, one study found that employee recognition can have as much of an impact on engagement as doubling your salary!
Three other items that drive employee engagement are;
-The senior leaders of this organization value people as their most important resource.
-If I contribute to the organization’s success, I know I will be recognized.
-I understand how my job helps the organization achieve success.
4 Types of Employee Recognition
1. Peer vs. superior- Receiving positive feedback from a manager or higher-up is a validation of good work. Impressing a superior increases job security and the likelihood of a promotion or pay bump.
2. Attributed vs. anonymous- Most recognition is given by a known party. There’s typically no reason to separate recognition from the giver. But sometimes an anonymous shout-out or thank-you card on an employee’s desk can have just as much power.
3. Social vs. private- no two employees prefer recognition the same way. Some crave the spotlight; others avoid it like the plague and would prefer subtle praise. Recognition should be tailored to the preferences of each individual’s personality.
4. Behavior vs. achievement- Recognition is often linked to metrics, such as hitting a sales goal or staying with an organization for 20 years. But praise can also be lauded for working extra hours, going above and beyond to aid a coworker, or for successfully organizing an awesome company party.
Why ANI Values Recognition-
A strong recognition program is one of many recruiting tools that help All Nevada Insurance | ANI achieve their goal of attracting and retaining top-notch employees and franchisees. Recognition increases employee and franchisee loyalty, which makes all parties more invested in achieving continuous growth and success. At All Nevada Insurance | ANI we continually work to develop our people. Our focus on recognition drives us to do the right thing and do things right not only for you but for everyone that works for us. Recognition is alive and well in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our gratitude and admiration for our Franchisees are unparalleled.