Leadership

Get serious about recognition

Emma Krieger /

TaskmasterStartupSmart mentor Martin Nally from hranywhere is a big advocate for the importance of recognition as a tool for retaining key staff.

 

How much recognition? Nally sites research that says employees want recognition every seven days.

 

That might sound like a lot, but remember that recognition comes in a variety of ways.

 

It might include:

 

  • Formal programs such as the old “employee of the month” programs.
  • Annual staff awards.
  • Celebrations of major milestones.
  • Weekly team meetings to praise staff.
  • One-on-one mentoring.
  • A quick email to thank staff for work on a particular project.

 

They keys are to make recognition regular and make it sincere.

 

As the war for talent heats up, a few words at the right time could be crucial for retaining staff.

 

Get it done – today!

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