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The Best Reason to Ditch Your Employee-of-the-Month Program

Decades before now, some HR gal (that’s what we were called back then) came up with a plan: Here’s a thought! We’ll pick one employee every month and crown that person Employee of the Month! We’ll put his picture on a wall and give him a gift certificate to Sizzler!  And then another middle-manager, Frank, […]

Stop Rewarding Your Best Employees with Leadership Positions

Yet again, I’m faced with someone who was “rewarded” for his hard work by being promoted into a leadership position.  I’ll be specific and say that this is a talented employee who superseded all expectations.  He was doing a fantastic job.  So the best course would have been a merit increase, extra training, and recognition.  […]

6 Recognition-Based Incentive Programs that Work to Motivate Employees

1.  Super Superlatives Everyone remembers the yearbook page that identifies students as being the “most likely to…” or the “best…”  Pictures of these kids would show them in poses or with costumes and props identifying their special skill.  This program recognizes not just the employee but also the employee’s special skill.  And the more specific […]