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Employee recognition: Why it's essential and how to do it well

Discover the keys to boosting morale and productivity with our series exploring the importance of employee recognition, the neuroscience behind it, the different forms it can take, the role of leadership, and practical tips and strategies for creating effective rewards programs.

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How recognising employees drives business performance
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The psychological impact of employee recognition

Learn why recognition is essential for employee morale and productivity, backed by fascinating insights into human psychology and primate behaviour. Understand how recognition triggers positive emotions and influences future behaviour, contributing to a positive work culture and a reduction in staff turnover.

The benefits of employee recognition to your organisation
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The benefits of employee recognition to your organisation

Learn how recognition fuels motivation, enhances performance, and fosters a positive work environment. Understand the role of reinforcement theory, goal achievement strategies, and the importance of open goals in driving productivity.

A group of people celebrating with a trophy to recognise employees.
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The most effective forms of employee recognition

Discover the different forms that recognition can take, from formal programs to day-to-day acknowledgments, and discover why informal recognition packs a powerful punch for employee wellbeing. Learn how to align recognition strategies with your organisation’s values and goals, and discover the impact of eudaimonic versus hedonic rewards on employee engagement.

A leader exhibiting effective employee recognition behaviours while standing in front of a crowd of people.
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Effective recognition programs require good leadership

Understand the role of employee engagement in recognition, the factors that affect engagement, and what leaders need to know to maximise engagement. Discover how leaders can create an environment where recognition is meaningful and impactful, driving motivation and job satisfaction.

A group of business people clapping in front of a window during an employee recognition program.
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Best practices for building an employee recognition program

How do you go about building a recognition and rewards scheme that actually works? Taking the right approach as a leader requires getting good at informal recognition, as well as developing more formal recognition structures, which technology can make easier.

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