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How to Go Beyond the Paycheck with Formal and Informal Recognition and Rewards

Like a child being given an ice cream bar or a big hug after completing a tough homework assignment, recognition can be a powerful motivational tool. Do you ever find yourself at a loss when it comes to keeping your employees engaged and committed with less money in the budget than you need? Are your employees doing just enough to get by? Do you suspect that they sometimes feel like “unsung” heroes when their paychecks do not reflect their efforts?

The challenges of managing a team of employees and motivating them to put forth their best effort can be overwhelming! Yet, how you recognize and reward your employees can impact the bottom and make your job as a leader easier.

You’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding what should be rewarded, who should be rewarded and what besides lavishing praise will get your employees’ attention. High-impact recognition programs can take the form of formal, informal, planned or immediate. You need to decide which of these approaches best supports your organization’s objectives and goals and this seminar will show you how. Highlights of this high content presentation facilitated by Carol Hacker, a senior HR professional include how to:

  • Identify what employees really want.
  • Develop a recognition program that is fair and flexible.
  • Benefit from knowing what recognition is and is not.
  • Use a variety of “themes” for specific reward and recognition occasions.
  • Avoid the most common mistakes in setting up and administering the program.
  • Sponsor a program development committee that ensures consistency every step of the way.
  • Develop a formal program in addition to an informal program for best results.
  • Identify and utilize low-cost/no-cost recognition ideas.
  • Deliver the rewards and recognition for the specific behaviors that you want to encourage in a way that will be appreciated by your employees just as much as a paycheck.

Presented By

Carol Hacker

Carol Hacker is the former Director of Human Resources for the North American Division of a European manufacturer, Employee Relations Manager for the Miller Brewing Company, and County Office Director for the US Department of Labor. Carol has been the President and CEO of Hacker & Associates, a management consulting and seminar company since January 1989. She specializes in teaching managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, and executives how to meet the leadership challenge. She's the author of over 400 published articles, scores of audio CDs and 14 books including the bestseller, Hiring Top Performers-350 Great Interview Questions For People Who Need People. She earned her BS and MS with honors from the University of Wisconsin.

Price: $175.00