5 methods for amping up employee recognition

Tailoring rewards and accolades to individual personalities and to your overall culture creates a lasting bond between your staff and your organization. Try these approaches.

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When you think of NBCUniversal employees, what comes to mind?

Most people tend to think of the people in front of the camera.

Jayzen Patria, executive director of talent development for NBCUniversal, sought to change that image with the creation of the Talent Lab, a program that recognizes all employees and seeks to bring them together to learn and grow as a team.

Unfortunately, this kind of innovation is absent from traditional employee recognition programs. As a result, only one in three workers in the U.S. strongly agreed they had received recognition or praise for doing good work in the past seven days, according to a 2016 Gallup survey. Another Gallup survey tells us that only half of all employees are satisfied with the recognition they receive at work.

Here are five innovative ways that communicators and HR professionals can better manage and promote an employee recognition program:

1. Write it down.

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