Rewards and Recognition – Low Cost and High Impact for Boosting Engagement
Posted on December 9, 2021 by kozmun.
“You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” – Zig Ziglar
The Great Engagement is a call to action to expand your approach to more effectively engage your employees.
Research from Gallup suggests that rewards and recognition, with its low cost and high impact, might be one of the most underutilized tools that managers have for boosting engagement.
Do you regularly show appreciation to your staff members?
If not, you could be losing an opportunity to provide encouragement and bolster engagement.
Ideas for Action
A simple thank you can make them feel more valued in the workplace and also brighten up their day!
Other simple ideas:
- Fancy teas or coffee in the coffee room
- Team lunch
- Bring in snacks to a meeting
- Acknowledge people during staff meeting
- Ask people for a personal or professional highlight
- Give a hand-written thank you note
- Acknowledge their specific contribution to a business success;
- Time off to volunteer for their favourite not-for-profit organization
While there is no quick fix, there are simple leadership practices that can produce immediate improvements in engagement.
The Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program
Our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.
Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.
Please note: Due to high program demand, applications are being prioritized and processed approximately two weeks prior to the start date of training. Applications submitted less than 10 business days prior to the start date of training may not be approved.