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Recognition Awards, Manager Badges, Peer Badges...What's the Point?

Posted by Stephen on Aug 3, 2015 8:00:00 AM
Are you experiencing low levels of employee engagement? Still trying to optimize employee utilization levels? If you're looking for new employee incentive ideas, these aren't your typical 'employee of the month' awards.
 

Employee Recognition Badges

Recognition badges will improve your employee engagement activities, all made easy with our employee recognition software...keep reading to learn how different recognition awards work, and how you can use them to improve your business.
 
Employee recognition softwares likes CrewHu use badges as micro rewards used to encourage behavior which aligns with company core values, all while strengthening culture and teamwork. 
 
There are two categories of recognition awards: manager badges and peer badges. Both can strengthen your employee incentive program while motivating your team to deliver great results. Using recognition awards will improve employee morale, engagement, utilization, and your business’s overall success.
 
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Peer Badges

Peer badges are awarded by everyone on the team (examples). This gives employees the opportunity to recognize their peers for outstanding work that managers may not always notice. Enabling your employees to award peer badges is a great way to strengthen company unity. Empowering employees to recognize each other's work will strengthen their relationship to each other, and to your business, helping to improve overall employee engagement and utilization.

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Manager Badges

Manager badges are only awarded by managers (examples). Recognizing your employees for their good work will help them feel good, encouraging them to continue producing high quality results. The rest of their team will see you recognizing good work, which will encourage them to work hard as well.
 
Another great thing about manager badges, is with our employee engagement software, you can easily keep track of which awards you gave to which employees, so come time for their performance review (performance review examples), you already have a good idea of how you can critique (positively as well as constructively) them.
 
"Typically, if you reward something, you get more of it. You punish something, you get less of it." - Daniel H Pink

How Recognition Awards Help Managers

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Using recognition awards will strengthen your employee incentive programs. Doing so will improve your employees' engagement, utilization, help desk support, and sales.
Want another helpful tool? Try setting up SMART Goals for your employees. Here are SMART Goals examples and a SMART Goals template.
 
"A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can." - Frederick W. Smith, Founder, Chairman, President & CEO, FedEx

Conclusion

If you want to try something new instead of the usual 'employee of the month' recognition, give these manager & peer badges a try. Start increasing employee engagement, utilization, and the overall success of your business with a strong employee recognition program.
 
10 Peer & Manager Recognition Awards  [Free Download]

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