Recognition should be a common practice in an organisation and lets individual employees know that their hard work is valued. It doesn’t have to cost anything; it can be done in less than five minutes and the results can have a lasting impact.
Without a clear link to performance standards, managers can easily end up recognising an employee solely for doing their job. It is important to have a performance management system in place and to understand the difference between supporting an employee to perform his or her job, and recognition for excellent performance.
Our newly introduced Recognition Module provides a valuable extension to the Actus Performance Management System – enabling individual users to request internal and external feedback to support their career aspirations and personal development. Incorporating recognition software into the appraisal process like this is a quick and easy way to acknowledge good behaviours and performance, and reinforces the importance of making this business as usual and appraisal more meaningful. A sincere acknowledgement of a job well done for example “you handled that client well, thank you” or “thanks those were some really good ideas that you gave at the staff meeting” can be very impactful and can be an effective way increasing employee engagement and motivation.
The module can also act as an engagement and cultural enhancer by enabling users to initiate and track recognition of colleagues demonstrating positive behaviours or living the company values.