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Category: Recognition


Reward and recognition: Are you making the most of your recognition programme? How to make it work harder to boost engagement

Recognition | Reward Strategy | Reward

In the current climate a sound Recognition Strategy is a really good way to keep employees motivated and engaged. If companies cannot afford ad hoc pay increases – and many cannot – recognition can reward staff in a way that encourages positive behaviours and reflects the company’s culture. But how can you ensure that your Recognition scheme is achieving its potential?

Posted by Justine Woolf on
17 March 2023

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Recognition – Top 5 considerations for implementing a new scheme


In the current climate recognition is a really good way to keep employees motivated and engaged. If companies cannot afford ad hoc pay increases – and many cannot – a sound recognition strategy can reward staff in a way that encourages positive behaviours and reflects the company’s culture. Here are five key considerations when looking to implement a recognition scheme.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
17 February 2023

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Myth-busters 2023: Tackling common misconceptions in pay and reward

Bonus | Gender Pay Gap | Gender Pay Reporting | Flexible working | Salary survey | Recognition | Pension | Remote Working | Thought Leadership

We asked our consultants and analysts to raise some common misconceptions and explain where they think misunderstandings may lie.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
03 February 2023

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How to effectively communicate recognition strategies

Employee engagement | Recognition

Effective communication for recognition strategies usually boils down to strong planning and delivery around the three key phases: pre-launch, launch and post-launch. This may sound obvious but there are plenty of key questions and considerations for each phase.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
25 November 2022

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Top tips to build a recognition strategy for a hybrid workforce

Recognition | Remote Working | Hybrid Working

Hybrid working has created a workforce often still united behind a common purpose, but fractured when it comes to knowing and understanding each other and enjoying each other’s success. As we’ve seen from social media, technology can play a huge role in bringing people together but in a corporate environment the challenge can often be keeping things personal. Here are some tips for sense-checking your own approach to recognising hybrid workers.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
11 November 2022

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How to distinguish between bonuses and recognition and ensure both are valued

Bonus | Recognition | Reward

There is a distinct difference between a one-off reward and the steady drip-feed of recognition. Each carries different incentives, drives different behaviours and comes into its own at different times. Here we examine the key differences and how you can reach the holy grail of having them work together in perfect harmony.

Posted by Spencer Hughes on
21 October 2022

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Drive and support workplace inclusivity with reward and recognition

Reward Consultancy | Total reward | Recognition | Reward | Responsible Reward

For a company to get reward and recognition right in a way that fosters workplace inclusivity, its policies and practices need to encompass everybody regardless of age, background, gender or ethnicity. Everyone should be treated the same, with no bias. It’s a very broad piece to address.

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
22 July 2022

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GUEST BLOG: Employee Appreciation Day: Appreciate employees all year round with reward and recognition

Motivation | Recognition | Reward | Employee Experience

4th March is Employee Appreciation Day – a great opportunity to say an extra “thank you” and make your staff feel valued.

Posted by Andrew Walker on
03 March 2022

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It's not always about the money: how to motivate your staff with non-cash rewards 

Pay & Reward | Employee engagement | Recognition | Reward | Employee Experience

While financial motivation can certainly attract key talent to your organisation, it will not always keep it. Emer Bucukoglu suggests ways in which you can use non-monetary rewards to attract, motivate and retain staff, and improve your company's bottom line along the way.

Posted by Emer Bucukoglu on
28 August 2020

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Keeping employee recognition at the forefront in an ever-changing world

Employee engagement | Recognition | Employee Experience

There is much research out there that demonstrates the clear link between recognition and engagement, and, ultimately, increased productivity and profit levels. With this in mind, Alastair's has pulled together his top tips for recognition during these uncertain times.

Posted by Alastair Cole on
12 August 2020

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Keeping morale high with remote recognition

Long Term Incentives | Motivation | Recognition | Covid-19

Simple recognition is often the best. Every time we run focus groups on the subject, the thing people want to most is a simple thank you – they just want to be acknowledged. Whilst we run round like headless chickens, reacting to the latest need this pandemic creates, take a moment to say thank you to those around you – it goes further than you think.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
23 June 2020

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Paying for performance in the not-for-profit sector: Part 2

HR Reward | Pay Transparency | Bonus | Performance Related Pay | Reward Intelligence | Employee communications | Pay trends | Recognition

This week Justine Woolf presents Part 2 of her How-To on performance-based pay in the not-for-profit sector. She looks at how to decide if it's right for your organisation and if so, how to make it a success.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
12 May 2020

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