One of the top questions that we get, especially when it comes to our selection of employee recognition awards, is simple: do they really make an impact as far as the actual employees are concerned?
This is an honest question, and it’s asked for a good reason — people want to make sure that their money is being well spent. It doesn’t matter what position you hold within an organization. If you are going to propose a new recognition program, you want to make sure that it’s going to be as effective as possible.
The answer is thankfully simple as well: yes, they really do make an impact. You don’t have to feel like it’s impossible to boost morale even when budgets are tight. Making sure that employees realize how much you appreciate them goes a long way.
Think about the next time you have a big project that needs volunteers. If employees feel appreciated, they’re more likely to volunteer for issues that need to be addressed. Compare that to if you don’t show them how much they mean to the company. Would they really still volunteer? If you honestly want to be able to drive employee participation up, giving them recognition is always worthwhile. Good luck!