Employee recognition: A tool for surviving in turbulent times

This guidebook examines how employee reward and recognition – a tool with many, often untapped, benefits – will be a crucial asset in the days ahead.

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We are living in an organisational era permeated with turbulence and challenges. Now more than ever, business and HR leaders must take advantage of the tools that are proven to engage and retain employees, and protect businesses.

Recognition is a useful tool for organisations to use as a solution, time and time again, for the many quandaries that arise in turbulent periods such as these.

In this guidebook, written by Head of Changing world of Work Group at Cranfield School of ManagementEmma Parry in association with HRZone and Achievers, we explore how employee recognition can help to develop a culture of belonging and provide a way of attracting and retaining employees without excessive cost.

This report draws on the current evidence on recognition to provide a guide to the role, characteristics and development of an effective recognition system.


You will learn:

  • Why recognition is important in the changing world of work
  • The five characteristics that are important for any recognition programme
  • The process for developing and designing a formal recognition system


Achievers’ mission is to change the way the world works. Our Employee Success Platform is specifically designed to drive higher levels of employee engagement. It’s built to align everyone with business objectives and company values, driven by recognizing shared victories every day. It’s designed to make success a way of life. Achievers delivers the only true cloud-based Employee Success Platform™ that enables remarkable business success. Designed specifically to meet the complex needs of today’s changing, modern workplace, it is the most engaging software solution to engage, align and recognise employees. It is software employees love to use every day in over 110 countries.

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