An Employee Recognition Programme is built on moments - big and small. From recognising positive performance on a small project to celebrating years of hard work with your business, every moment needs to be treated with individual and personal rewards.
An Employee Recognition Programme should work like a jigsaw. As a whole, it should demonstrate that you care about the achievements of your employees and the milestones they reach within your business. All of the individual pieces, like the rewards you offer and how you integrate your programme into your day-to-day operations, should support that.
Only 32 per cent of UK workers intend to stay with their employer long-term.
From celebrating the success of small projects to formally recognising the years of service staff members devote to your business, recognising every moment is key. Using Power2Motivate's online Employee Recognition Programme, you can ensure a more satisfied and motivated workforce.
How should an employee recognition program work?
A culture of workplace recognition through an incentive programme celebrates your employees and their achievements in three ways:
It recognises tangible business successes, like KPIs met or projects completed;
A recognition culture identifies positive behaviours that aren't necessarily tied to output, such as a positive work ethic; and
It also singles out employees who have dedicated years to your business for praise.
By recognising positive behaviours, you raise worker satisfaction and improve your staff retention. This means you will have a more motivated, knowledgeable and longer-serving workforce.
Developing a culture of recognition requires fitting lots of little moments together to create one big picture of workplace satisfaction.
Why milestones matter too
Traditionally, the only formal thanks an employee would get for decades of hard work was a gold watch. This used to be enough, but job tenures are dropping in the modern workplace (OECD statistics shows the UK average has fallen steadily since 2009). A teched-up workforce with more options to work remotely than ever means employers have to rethink how their Years of Service rewards work.
This is backed by data from a CEB Global Labour Market survey, which shows only 32 per cent of UK workers intend to stay with their employer long-term. Businesses who want to keep their best employees around for longer and gain the benefits of their experience need to think about recognising the little moments throughout an employee's career by introducing a Staff Recognition Programme.
And by pairing this with a Years of Service Programme that rewards your longest-serving employees instantly with personalised gifts, you can demonstrate you are a company that is there for their employees, big moments and small.
Working with Power2Motivate to find the best solution
Partnering with Power2Motivate UK, you can combine elements of both programmes to create a comprehensive culture of recognition that will get the best out of your staff for longer. Key to this is using individual rewards.
A gold watch won't cut it anymore - celebrating a milestone moment should be about recognising what the employee wants.
With access to our massive Global Reward Gallery, you can offer your staff their choice of prize, showing your commitment to recognising them as individuals. With the option of thousands of different gifts and vouchers, your employees will be able to select something that is more meaningful to them than an arbitrary item given to all workers.
A massive part of an effective programme is recognising achievements and milestones instantaneously. Power2Motivate's online platform handles all the administration for you. From generating customised certificates to issuing points to be spent on personal rewards, the system is designed for ease-of-use for employees and managers.
Our online gamification features make the platform more fun to use, while social features like the Nomination Wizard and Social Recognition tools allow workers to nominate others for their hard work, creating a peer-to-peer recognition culture that is just as valuable as formal praise from senior staff.
Adding customised and personal rewards to your incentive strategy is the perfect way to make recognising your staff count for more. It will also encourage your staff to stay with your company for longer. For more information on how to employ an effective Years of Service and Employee Recognition Programme, contact Power2Motivate UK today.