It’s onward and upward as we tackle part three of our four-part series on #TEAMworks — Talk, Equip, Acknowledge, Measure. (Part 1Part 2aPart 2b, Part 3).

Each aspect of #TEAMworks is equally important, however “Acknowledge” is an integral part of our series as it has yielded quantifiably successful metrics time and time again.

There’s far more to gain from employee acknowledgment than producing a feel-good PR story. In fact, many of the metrics associated with acknowledgment are tied to critical KPIs like increased retention, decreased defects and loss, and improved attendance.

Every organization has something to gain from effective acknowledgment practices, so which tactics will work for you? We’ve gathered tried and true techniques to help elevate your acknowledgment efforts:

Interview: The Impact of Recognition on Organizational Turnover and Retention

A talk with Terryberry Plant Manager Tad Evans about working with a non-desk, craft workforce. Read it here.

#Teamworks Part 3: Acknowledge Your Employees

What does employee and performance acknowledgement actually sound like? Find out.

121 Creative Ways to Reward Employees Who Do Awesome Work

You know you need to acknowledge your employees, but how you do it can make all the difference. See all 121 ways here.

New Research Unlocks the Secret of Employee Recognition

Forbes has conducted research on the $46B employee recognition sector, and most companies are allocating budget to the wrong areas. How to fix it.

What Motivates Employees More: Rewards or Punishments?

Harvard Business Review takes an interesting deep dive into the positive/negative aspects of employee feedback. Full article.

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