Occasionally in our journey to find organizations we can help, we come upon groups that use cash awards to recognize their caregivers. Let’s take a look at “cash vs gifts”. Cash awards have a few perceived advantages on face value…we are told cash awards are easy to dispense and usually the comment, “my folks want cash”. As I said, “on face value” these may seem to be two good reasons…but, the easy answer most often is not the best answer. In the case of cash awards for recognition, it really is not the best for both your organization financially or for your caregivers. In this article, I will give you some excellent tools to use to make an informed decision on how to effectively recognize your caregivers for your employee recognition program. Are you ready to read more???
Do you feel that recognition once a month or once a year just isn’t enough? If you’re like many organizations, you probably celebrate employees’ years of service anniversaries once a month or once a year for logistical purposes, but you wish you could do more on a day-to-day basis. Most will agree that recognition is an essential part to a healthy relationship between employer and employee, yet it seems to be a difficult task. Award Concepts has invested into the development of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to help fuel your hospital’s recognition program.
We’ve developed what we refer to as Recognition Portals. We have an Admin Recognition Portal which is geared towards program administrators and we have an Awardee Recognition Portal which focuses on the recipient. Each portal provides tools for day-to-day recognition that will help create a culture of recognition and fit in with your total recognition strategy.
Tools like our customized eCards, Certificate Builder, Recognition Bulletin Board, daily email reminders to managers about employee’s birthdays and anniversaries, department spotlights, peer-to-peer recognition, and so much more!
In this article, I’d like to introduce two of these tools; eCards and Certificate Builder.
Our eCards are virtual greeting cards that provide a “green” way to send fellow employees, friends, and family inspiration and caring messages at any time.
We provide a feature that allows for a CSV file to be imported into the administration panel of the portals which populates an address book. The address book allows the sender of an eCard to search by name, location, department or any other specified fields you desire!
Our art department will work with you in creating branded eCards that can reflect your company’s image as well as mission, vision, and values. It becomes quite a fun process working with our art department in creating your own unique eCards…they are sure to get many compliments from your staff!
Perfect for on the spot recognition, our Certificate Builder allows you to design and create personalized certificates to recognize various accomplishments. The way our builder is designed allows you to create an infinite number of unique certificates.
Using a three step process:
1. the user selects a layout design
2. the user enters in criteria; name of employee recognized, presenter’s name, type of recognition, accomplishment and even have the ability to import a campaign logo…not just the hospital logo
3. the user opens the certificate as a PDF file and is able to print it
Once printed, the manager has a certificate that he/she can present to the employee in person to recognize an accomplishment so that it does not go unnoticed. This simple gesture is a great way to increase employee morale and have high job satisfaction within the workplace!
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