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Recognizing Staff

Recognizing staff for efforts, impact, and overall contributions, is a key way for managers to increase engagement and support performance. Managers may consider options for formal recognition through established programs, or create opportunities for informal recognition. Informal recognition is something every manager can incorporate into their team and serves to reinforce the most desired outcomes and behaviors. See ideas for formal and informal recognition below.

Formal staff recognition programs

Informal staff recognition

Understand individuals’ needs for recognition (especially non-monetary benefits) and how they like to be recognized.