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Just-Right Recognition – a dozen ways to say “good job!”

Just-Right Recognition – a dozen ways to say “good job!”

Recognition is said to increase performance by as much as 24%. Still, finding the perfect way to say “good job” or “I appreciate you” should start with a quick assessment of your goals. What do you hope to achieve by recognizing someone’s effort? REWARD – focus on Grandiose Achie... Read More
The Value and ROI in Employee Recognition

The Value and ROI in Employee Recognition

I came across this joint report by the Human Capital Institute, FORUM for People Performance Management and Measurement, and IRF Incentive Research Foundation, which examines the correlation between employee recognition and improved job performance. Among the facts highlighted, this one stood out to... Read More
Two Truths. One Lie.

Two Truths. One Lie.

Three statements; one is not true: 1) I believe in icebreakers. 2) Good icebreakers are easy to find. 3) “Two truths and a Lie” can be a good icebreaker. If you asked me last year, I’d say there were two lies in the three statements above and only one truth. I have to admit, I… <... Read More
Facing the Giants

Facing the Giants

I’m not sure if my recent obsession with the Friday Night Lights TV series intensifies my interest in high school football, but this video clip makes a strong point about leadership and effort. Talk about inspirational videos, Facing the Giants is at the top of my list:... Read More
The Journey to Recognition

The Journey to Recognition

“Employees tell us one of the problems they have with rewards is they only receive them when the goal if finally accomplished.  Their complaint is generally that no one ever says anything along the way to getting the results. What a lost opportunity for acknowledging people for the many actio... Read More
Recognition increases performance 24%

Recognition increases performance 24%

As I’ve been working on copy for an upcoming catalog, I wanted to find out just how much recognition and reward affect workers’ performance.  Although the citations do not focus specifically on training and learning environments, a wealth of research strongly supports the effectiveness ... Read More
Colleague-to-Colleague Certificates

Colleague-to-Colleague Certificates

Peer-to-peer recognition is a great way to build morale and encourage participants to take notice of one another’s efforts. I found Julie Biddle’s tip online and wanted to share it. “For a long, several-day course, have the learners prepare certificates for each other. At the begin... Read More
Reward Performance

Reward Performance

Words of wisdom… “It’s not what you give them, but what they take away that counts.”   ~ Mel Silberman Don’t wait until the end of the session to congratulate learners. “Feedback has been shown to be one of the most significant activities a teacher can engage in to impr... Read More