It was Mark Twain who said; “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” Reward and recognition programs are not just a nice thing to do. They form a critical element in creating a high retention and high performance workplace. People have a basic human need to feel appreciated and recognition programs help meet that need.
This seminar will provide you with dozens of tips and strategies to engage, reward, and motivate your workforce.
Discover how to design programs and strategies that can be implemented immediately. Learn how to organize and run Idea Campaigns, “Shining Stars,” “The Quest program” and “Vampire Extermination Expeditions”– programs making work efficient, fun, and productive. Learn how these programs can improve retention, cut costs, reduce turnover, and have a major impact on job satisfaction and employee retention.
Have you ever had a job where your ideas and opinions did not matter? Does your job provide you a sense of accomplishment?
One of the worse jobs I ever had was one I felt my ideas did not matter. It seemed like the only people that got to express their opinions were the more senior people. Those who had the “rank,” position, and titles. What about the others? That job left me frustrated and demoralized. I vowed if I ever became a supervisor, I would never manage my people that way.
One of the biggest beefs the younger workforce has today is their opinions don’t matter. If we don’t engage them early on–they will quit or at a minimum, park their brain at the door.
The very reason I am in the organizational development business today is to help businesses create more engaging work environments. A place where people feel they have a sense of purpose and accomplishment. So in turn, they are fulfilled as human beings, thus stay longer with their employers, and not run out the door for a few dollars an hour pay raise.
Would your employees recommend your place to work to others?
It is not rocket science–but most organizations do a poor job engaging their workforce.
The Study on Workforce Engagement surveyed nearly 2,600 workers in public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. The results showed nearly one-third of the U.S. workforce is “unengaged.” This means employees are not acting in ways that create positive customer experiences, which is detracting from organizational success, performance, and profitability.
A by CareerBuilder, a leading job-search Web site, documents the growing problem with job dissatisfaction. The survey found that nearly one in four workers are now dissatisfied with their jobs, a 20 percent increase over 2001 levels, with some six out of ten workers planning to leave their current employer for other pursuits within the next two years.
This “unengagement” costs businesses $300 billion a year in productivity losses.
Benefits from attending this teleseminar:
- Why employee of the month programs don’t work
- Create several new low-cost, no-cost recognition ideas
- Improve employee retention
- How to create a culture of creativity and innovation
- How to design reward and recognition programs to improve job satisfaction
- How to get a high level of involvement from your organization from the bottom to the top
- How to create employee incentives that attract and keep your best performers
Greg Smith is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and business performance consultant. He has written nine books including Dynamic Ideas to Reward, Energize, and Motivate Your Teams. Greg has been featured on television programs such as Bloomberg News, PBS television, and in publications including Business Week, USA Today, Kiplinger’s, President and CEO, and the Christian Science Monitor. He is the President of a management-consulting firm, Chart Your Course International, located in Atlanta, Georgia. More information on Greg.
THIS PROGRAM IS BEST SUITED FOR:
- HR Managers
- Training and development specialists
- Team leaders
- Business owners