Integrating technology into your company’s employee recognition program is a simple way to boost its effectiveness. Unfortunately, many companies are stuck in the mindset of performing recognition the ‘old fashioned way.’ While some of these dated methods may still work (to a point), you should take advantage of modern-day technology to maximize the potential of your recognition program.
Spread The Word on Facebook
One incredibly easy way for companies to use technology in their employee recognition program is by spreading the word on their official Facebook page. Whether your company is small, big or anywhere in between, posting a message on your account to say “thanks” to a hard-working employee leaves a positive impression. It only takes a minute or two to recognize employee excellence on Facebook, but doing so shows them that all of their hard work isn’t going unnoticed.
Of course, companies need to use caution when posting messages on Facebook or any other social media networking sites. Official company pages on these sites should be used strictly for professional messages, not personal opinions. You may want to read more about the do’s and don’ts of employee recognition through social media in our previous blog post.
One of the most commonly overlooked forms of employee recognition is email. Assuming your employees have their own professional email account, you can take advantage of this medium to recognize them for all of their hard work and dedication. Not only is this an effective way to recognize employees, but also inexpensive. Opting to use email rather than printing out an actual recognition letter will save you money on paper, ink, and stamps (if mailed at the post office).
Here are some tips on how to use email for employee recognition:
- Personalize your emails as much as possible (avoid sending the same generic template to all of your employees).
- Express your gratitude for everything they’ve accomplished at the company.
- Use the company’s official email address to send recognition emails.
- Limit the body of your email to a few short paragraphs.
The truth is that these are just a few of the many ways companies can integrate technology into their recognition programs. When these tech-savvy mediums are used in conjunction with a personalized plaque or 3D trophy award, you’ll have the perfect recognition program.