Being rewarded and valued by others is a key part of being human. We all appreciate being recognised for our efforts, especially when we put in our best or extra effort. While a pat on the back or a simple thank you feels great, for larger achievements or contributions a trophy or plaque can be a better option. It makes the achievement more ‘official’ and provides a lasting reminder which can also be shown off to friends and family. On top of this it can push us to achieve more in the future which is great for personal developement and wellbeing. On the other side of the coin, not being recognised can have a negative effect and discourage people from giving their best on future occasions.
Recognition is very important in organisations for the above reasons and the research backs this up. The JRA / NZ Herald best places to work survey shows that recognition through employee feedback is a key factor in firms performing well. The measure used in the survey is employee engagement, a popular HR measure. High engagement also contributes to other measurable business success measures such as low employee turnover, productivity, profitability and job satisfaction. Xpress Awards specialises in creating corporate awards, trophies and plaques tailored to your company branding and values. Have a browse through our examples and give a call with any queries.