By GE, Sep 9 2015 03:17PM
According to Forbes, 83% of businesses suffer from a deficit in recognition. This study is particularly important because it also found that modern recognition programs that go beyond the typical “Employee of the Month" award, help improve employee morale, quality and customer service.
Such results go hand in hand with Pioneer’s philosophy about our employees. In the past, we’ve constantly identified our success to the way we treat our employees. Tom Belge, owner and current President, reminds us that Pioneer’s employees are number one, which is why we decided to launch a modern recognition program that allows recognition among co-workers.
Needless to say, we had fantastic results -
First, we started by choosing a prize. We decided to reward a tablet to the person with the most recognition. Every week, each employee voted for their peers. Employees wrote specific actions in a recognition slip for submission; they were encouraged to submit at least three different recognitions per week. Once we collected all the slips, we counted them and read them out loud during our summer party. Here were some of our favorites:
“ I recognize Carlene for always having a smile while working her tail off at Hospira”
“I recognize Sharell for giving me a hand this morning when I was running behind”
“I recognize Jamar for being fun to work with and saying things like “Watch out! Hot load of olives coming through”
“I recognize Jeremy for giving me tips while driving the forklift so I can feel comfortable taking things out of the rack”
We were humbled and amazed to see how many compliments everyone received. And we want to encourage you to allow your team to recognize and be recognized by their peers. In return, you’ll have a highly motivated team that will strive to be more productive and have higher moral within your workforce.