The people that we work closest with have a wonderful perspective on our contributions, and behavior. Peer recognition can unite and strengthen your team by encouraging them to notice and appreciate the good works of others. There's no question that appreciation from a manager is important, but giving a percentage of recognition responsibility to peers encourages a culture of appreciation that fosters camaraderie; a key to retention. We've identified five elements to help you create a successful peer recognition program.
1. Make it Meaningful: Encourage your team to be specific when giving praise for more meaningful recognition. Instead of "Melanie did a great job!" Try "Thank you Melanie for being thorough with this report. It helped me to achieve my goal, and I appreciate that."
2. Take Action Today: Using a system that aims for immediate gratification will motivate employees to give feedback. If the peer compliments become a pile before you do anything with them, you will loose momentum.
3. Get Them Involved: Let employees help in deciding how the program will be designed, and how it should evolve and change. They will feel more invested... and if the whole team is on board, it will cause a greater impact.
4. Praise in Public: Read comments aloud, give meaningful recognition in front of the team. Or, you may choose to post them for everyone to see.
BrownOriginals are a great way to give meaningful recognize your staff. Choose your meaningful wording, and your Swarovski Crystal color, or your logo. This public recognition will make them feel great. Get started today!
Do you have a winning strategy for peer recognition? We would love to hear what works for you on our comments page.
Brenda T. wrote, "I am currently at another hospital. I ordered these for my previous staff & remembered the impact - same thing happened here. Great speed & everything was so classy & professional."
Brenda ordered custom Badge Holder Pins for her staff:
There are many ways to use Brown's appreciation awards to initiate programs that motivate your team!
Years of Service programs are a great way to give recognition to each person. Give Years of Service Awards as part of a special presentation to show your staff they are valued for their work and dedication.
You can also create your own recognition programs, as many of our customers have! Cheryl K. recently shared her story with us. At her home health care company, pins are given to honor employees that show themselves to be real heroes. She customized our Classic Pin to create different hero pins for RN, LPN, HHA, and caregivers. When a member of the staff does something truly honorable, they are awarded a pin to commemorate their achievement!
Another customer told us about how the hotel housekeeping staff strive to earn pins that represent the quality of their work. Their work is evaluated by a manager based on a scoring system, and they receive the Brilliant Star Pin with different stones based upon the level they achieve. Since the hotel began this program, they were happy to report that every member of the housekeeping staff has moved up at least one level!
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Years of Service awards are a great way to recognize each person on your team.
Colleen W. wrote, "Our employees were excited to be acknowledged for excellence & for years tenured!"
Brown offers a variety of Years of Service award options. One of our most popular is the Years of Service Pin, which is available customized or ready-to-ship. This classic design can be made with your wording and choice of stone color, or, you can choose in-stock pins that are available in years 1 through 50.
Another great Years of Service award is our Color Waves Design Pin. This vibrant design comes in six different colors, and is also available as a Years of Service Plaque. They make for a stunning combination!
See these along with all our other Years of Service products at http://www.browninc.com/Years-of-Service-Pins!
Customization makes Brown's recognition awards unique and effective! Recognition that is customized for your team is meaningful and leaves a lasting impression. And when your team feels appreciated, they will be motivated, inspired, and engaged!
Our pins, key holders, badge holders, plaques, pens, greeting cards and more can all be customized to fit your organization and your event. Choose a style, add your wording, and then a stone color, design, or your logo!
Design pins are one great customizable option - they have an area to feature Your Logo or any design you provide. Design pins are available in a variety of shapes and styles, in black and gold, or in full-color.
Take a look at a few examples of pins our customers have designed in the past here!
The Compassionate Care Pin is a beautiful expression of appreciation, perfect for your dedicated and caring team. Your pins will be customized FREE with your wording around the Swarovski® crystal of your choice. Plus, choose additional wording below the heart, such as the year, years of service, or your organization's initials. BrownOriginals™ are customized recognition pins made in the U.S.A., crafted in solid brass with a 24 kt gold finish. Each pin will arrive on an individual presentation card or in a gift case ready for you to present.
The Olive Branches Pin is a symbol of excellence and achievement. This classic design is a great honor that you will be proud to present and your staff will be proud to wear.
The new Happy Person Pin expresses excitement and pride in your team's accomplishments. The positive energy expressed by this pin will spread the joy that comes with being appreciated for what you do.
Introducing four great ways to show your team they are appreciated!
This fall, we had four recognition pins make their debut. Each new pin has a unique style, so you can find the perfect fit for your occasion. They can be customized with your message and choice of Swarovski® crystal color to create a truly meaningful gift for your team.
The Inspiration Star Pin is a dazzling way to motivate your team. Customize with your own wording, perhaps a goal or achievement, to inspire your team and remind them of what they can accomplish!
Check back in the upcoming weeks to our other recent pin debuts: the Happy Person Pin, the Olive Branches Pin, and the Compassionate Care Pin!