- Cherie Smith, Enterprise Engagement Manager, CalPERS
- Chester Elton, Apostle of Appreciation, Founder, Author, Speaker, The Culture Works
- Fady Makar, Employee Recognition & Engagement Manager, University of Toronto
- Ilia Maor, Senior Director, Info-Tech Research Group
- Joel de los Santos, Compensation Expert, Bayer
- Kevin Cronin, Director, Corporate Event Awards, O.C. Tanner
- Kristin Claudy, Manager, Leadership and Engagement, CalPERS
- Mark Nagy, former Director, Recognition Programs, RBC
- Michelle Preston, HR Director, Kira Systems
- Peter Hart, President & CEO, Rideau Recognition Systems
- Scott Russell, Director – Client Services, C.A. Short Company
- Tina Gunn Weede, President & CEO, Peerless Performance
- Voke Ararile, Talent Acquisition Manager, Auto Capital Canada Inc.
- Even when organizations do have recognition programs, employees want more recognition than they currently receive.
- In a recent study, McLean & Company found that 69% of IT employees surveyed felt they were not adequately praised and rewarded for superior work.
- In a lot of cases, the issue with recognition programs isn’t that IT departments haven’t thought about the importance but rather that they haven’t focused on proper execution.
- You’re busy – don’t make your recognition program more complicated than it needs to be. Focus on day-to-day ideas and actively embed recognition into your IT team’s culture.
- Recognition is impactful independent of rewards (i.e. items with a monetary value), but rewarding employees without proper recognition can be counterproductive. Put recognition first and use rewards as a way to amplify its effectiveness.
Impact and Result
- Info-Tech tools and guidance will help you develop a successful and sustainable recognition program aligned to strategic goals and values.
- By focusing on three key elements – customization, alignment, and transparency – you can improve your recognition culture within four weeks, increasing employee engagement and productivity, improving relationships, and reducing turnover.
This guided implementation is a nine call advisory process.
Guided Implementation #1 - Assess the current recognition landscape
Call #1 - Discuss formal and day-to-day recognition, the three keys to recognition, key data sources, and customization of the recognition survey.
Call #2 - Review survey results and identify themes to discuss in focus groups.
Call #3 - Identify key criteria based on organizational objectives.
Guided Implementation #2 - Design the recognition program
Call #1 - Determine the program format and identify if it will consist of both formal and day-to-day recognition initiatives.
Call #2 - Review formal recognition initiatives, if any.
Call #3 - Identify day-to-day recognition initiatives.
Guided Implementation #3 - Implement the recognition program