Employee Recognition

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It is extremely important for my management team and I to familiarize ourselves with the personal goals of our staff. On a regular basis we interact one-on-one with them and ask where they see...

We believe employees should be recognized for good behavior, so we started Caught in the Act of Being Good. Supervisors “catch” employees doing something that demonstrates...

To promote the idea that we have a diverse team but we are all on the same team we created T-shirts for all staff. The T-shirt features our mascot (a Terrapin) made up of the flags of several...

Managers nominate their employees for a monthly award. We take the winner’s picture, place it on a plaque and present the employee with a balloon bouquet. The plaque is displayed in the...

I have used rallies to motivate employees. I read a motivational quote and give out rally cards with that quote. I also read Caught You Caring cards that employees have written about other employees...

We give out the Crystal Bowl Award, which is an actual crystal bowl, to the manager who has the highest participation. It is symbolic of beauty, clarity and quality—the beauty of feeding...

Every year I give out awards for years of service, units without accidents and a year of superior attendance. I give out raffle tickets to those who attend the event, who followed our rules or who...

We started an employee cookbook. We ask employees throughout the hospital to submit recipes on the healthy side. Our interns put the book together and our print shop completes them. They are given...

If you know your employees well enough you can give them meaningful rewards, which don’t cost a lot of money. For example, if you have someone who really likes professional baseball, you...

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