Reinforce your core values and reward desired behaviors. Symbolic rewards and recognition are a powerful way of saying “job well done.”
Peer to Peer
We all crave validation and recognition, especially from those we work with the closest. Peer recognition programs promote a positive atmosphere in your work environment and foster teamwork and collaboration. When you tie your peer-to-peer recognition program to your company culture and values, it can also help increase employee engagement and retention.
Manager to Peer
Employee recognition programs should be engaging and motivating, but they should also help you reach your company objectives. Whether your goals are culture oriented or sales focused, a manager-to-peer recognition program can give you measurable data that shows how you’re moving the needle. Programs could revolve around attendance, customer service, safety, training, referrals and more.
Employee Suggestion Programs
Rather than a top-down strategic direction, often the best ideas come from the bottom up. People who do the job every day have tried-and-true methods. Given the proper rewards and motivation, many are willing to share their knowledge for the greater good. Use this type of program to increase operational efficiency, identify best practices and freshen up stale training processes.
Quality Assurance Programs
Process-oriented metrics measure manufacturing, process compliance or service quality, and awards motivate team members at all levels to refine processes, reduce scrap, eliminate waste, strengthen compliance and drive quality.