Cover Story 25 Creative Ways to Recognize Employees According to a Maritz Research study, employees who participate in creative recognition programs at work are five times more likely to feel valued, 11 times more likely to feel committed and seventimes more likely to stay in their jobs.
Still not convinced a recognition program is worth the investment? “On average, it costs a year’s salary to replace an employee,” says Ken Lloyd, organizational behavior consultant and author of 151 Quick Ideas To Recognize And Reward Employees.
Here are 25 creative ways to recognize employees today – and ensure that they don’t jump ship.
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Smiles for Smiles
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