Recognise This! – Effective employee recognition requires more than a casual “Hey, thanks!”

Check out my post today on Compensation Cafe. I explain why employee recognition and appreciation is quite possibly one of the most powerful, positive means of impacting employee engagement, productivity and retention in the shortest amount of time. But quick “drive-by” recognition (a tossed off “Hey! Great job!” on your way to the coffee machine) delivers none of these benefits.

If you’re going to invest in recognition that drives results, then go the extra distance and take a nap. No, not that kind of nap – a NAP (Notice, Acknowledge, Proclaim).

Read more to learn why these 3 steps transform recognition into a driver of engagement and performance, plus an example of what NAP recognition looks like.