Heather Huhman, Founder and President of consulting firm Come Recommended, recently wrote in Entrepreneur magazine that employee recognition is the key to increasing retention and reducing turnover. “But not just any recognition – values-based recognition,” she says. Huhman goes on to say that “not all employee recognition programs are created equal,” offering the following 4-step formula for creating a program that reinforces the company’s values:
- Identify the traits and behaviors that embody core values.
- Align employees with the company values.
- Focus on the process vs. results.
- Lead by example.
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