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Performance & Recognition


The alignment and assessment of organizational, team and individual efforts towards the achievement of business goals.


Acknowledges or gives special attention to employee efforts or positive performance. It meets an intrinsic psychological need for appreciation and can support business strategy by reinforcing certain behaviors that contribute to organizational success. Awards can be cash or non-cash (e.g., verbal recognition, trophies, certificates, plaques, dinners, tickets, etc.).

Total Rewards Defined
There are five elements of total rewards, each of which includes programs, practices, elements and dimensions that collectively define an organization’s strategy to attract, motivate and retain employees. Roll your mouse over the image on the left to learn more.


Performance & Recognition Programs


1:1 Meetings
Performance Reviews
Project Completion/Team Evaluations
Performance Planning/Goal-Setting Sessions


Service Awards
Retirement Awards
Peer Recognition Awards
Spot Awards
Managerial Recognition Programs
Organization-wide Recognition Programs
Exceeding Performance Awards
Employee of the Month/Year Awards
Appreciation Luncheons, Outings, Formal Events
Goal-Specific Awards (Quality, Cost-Savings, Productivity, Safety
Employee Suggestion Programs

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