Employee Recognition Programs: Do They Work?

Integrators: You Need to Upgrade your Workplace 

In the hiring process, appearances are everything. Your company’s ethos, environment, and the benefits you provide to your workers matter. Nowadays, benefits and time off aren’t enough for the modern worker. They are givens. Employees need to know that they are going to be respected beyond the age old requirements of a list of benefits and vacation days. While both of these certainly matter in the hiring process, the modern workplace is one dominated by innovation and unique opportunities for employees. One of those unique opportunities is the employee recognition program. Integrators, it’s time for an upgrade. 

What is an Employee Recognition Program?

These programs exist with a simple goal in mind: to bring positivity to the workplace. A study done by global analytics firm, Gallup, found that 65% of employees hadn’t received any form of recognition for their quality work. This is a staggering statistic and it points to the outdated models that have existed within the workplace environment over the century. Fortunately, employee recognition programs can bridge the gap between quality work and making sure your employees are respected. Overall, these programs allow higher ups to build relationships with their workers, allowing quality work to not go unnoticed. 

Examples of Employee Recognition Programs

The AV industry is no stranger to needing an upgrade in their benefits. In fact, one study in particular provides that 38% of AV industry employees feel that their company could do better in regards to their recognition programs. This industry thrives on innovation and new technology. If the technology your company maintains is being upgraded then your employee programs need an upgrade as well. You can easily do this through two methods. Public recognition and private recognition. While both of these methods have the same goal, they present two uniquely different routes to recognizing employee output. And the best part? Most or all of them are low cost and free. Examples of public recognition programs include surprise parties that recognize your top employees, social media shoutouts, and company-wide congratulatory emails. Examples of private recognition programs include handwritten notes, in person thank you meetings, and home deliveries of goodies. These acts of positivity and kindness can go a long way because they build better relationships with your workers, allowing quality work to be maintained. 

Not every company is the same, so take creative freedom in how you construct your employee recognition programs. Companies of all kinds have found innovative ways to connect with their employee base. It’s a no brainer to use some of these programs when most of them are free. The programs you put in place and the atmosphere you create for your workers can make all the difference in your company’s success. At HD Staffing, finding your next candidate is our priority. HD Staffing boasts over 50 years of combined custom electronic integration and construction staffing experience. This experience allows us to better understand the needs of both our client companies and the candidates we work with. Give us a call today at 702-666-8288 or send us an email at info@hdstaffing.com to make the best of your hiring process. 

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