Essentials: Recognition Best Practices

Recognition is one of the single most powerful engagement drivers that exists. When provided in a thoughtful and effective manner, frequent recognition is one of the easiest ways to positively impact the engagement of employees. Developing a culture of recognition needs to be a strategic goal for every organization, to ensure that this critical engagement practice becomes part of the fabric of how we all do business.

Our research shows that employees who have received recent and frequent recognition are more engaged at work. In the 2020 Culture Report, the Achievers Workforce Institute found that those who were recognized in the last month were 50% more engaged than those recognized more than a month ago. In this report, we explore some of the most common questions and misconceptions about recognition to help guide you to create a culture of effective recognition in your organization, so you can drive better engagement every day.

What makes recognition effective? What types of recognition matter most? Does it need to be monetary or is social recognition sufficient? Find out the answers to these and other key questions so you can bring best practices from research and science to your organization.

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Achievers has always been and will always be committed to uncovering and decoding valid scientific data to drive engagement of people in the workplace.

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