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Posted by Roy Saunderson on Fri, September 11, 2020

Sometimes organizations think all they have to do is tell their leaders to go out there and say, “thank you,” more often, and that’s all you have to do to improve recognition. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Successful recognition is not just in the words used, but the delivery of those words, and many people don’t know how to recognize – they need to be shown.

Like a great movie, great recognition needs a few things – a good script, the perfect setting/location and even the right cast (fellow employees), to create a memorable moment. How can you educate everyone to do a better job of delivering recognition versus telling them to do it?

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Posted by Roy Saunderson on Fri, July 31, 2020

There are many things the current pandemic has affected, especially when it comes to how companies use their recognition and reward programs. While recognition in its purest form is essential, rewarding employees in many organizations has been reduced as companies are tightening the reigns on spending. People have asked for guidance on how to communicate to their teams the need to prioritize no or low-cost recognition options versus the use of rewards given the financial reality, so there is no negative viewpoint. 

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Posted by Roy Saunderson on Fri, July 24, 2020

Too often, recognition and rewards programs you have in place are not top of mind for many people. And when employees themselves are not on board with recognizing others, you know you’ve got a problem. 

What does it take to raise the importance and value of recognition?

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Posted by Roy Saunderson on Fri, July 3, 2020

Do you resist giving employees recognition? There are a lot of excuses for not acknowledging the great things they do from "Someone else will do it," to "Why do I have to say something?" - the list goes on. But what if no one stops to recognize. The results could be detrimental to an organization. Roy Saunderson, chief learning officer at our sister company Rideau shares his thoughts on the topic of overcoming the resistance.


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