Implementing a reward and recognition scheme

Reward and Recognition in the Workplace

In today’s competitive employment market, attracting the best candidates and ensuring the retention and motivation of your employees is key to the ongoing success of your business. Having spent time and money to obtain the best talent, the last thing you want is to lose your staff because they don’t feel valued.

As well as providing the right package for the right person, an additional way to show you value your employees, is to have in place a Reward and Recognition scheme that runs in parallel to the day to day objectives of your employee’s job description.

A reward and recognition programme is more than just handing out a few plaudits as and when. Having a scheme in place says much about the culture and values that a business wants to convey to its employees, shareholders, suppliers and ultimately its customers.reward and recognition

There are a variety of ways you can acknowledge great work and loyalty, from a simple thank you for a job well done, to a formal, high value incentive that recognises the achievement for going those extra steps to deliver value to your business.

It is important when devising such schemes to determine exactly what you are trying to achieve and how it will be received by the recipient and the rest of the team. The reward needs to be appropriate to your business and the job that your employee is paid to do.

The process of implementing a reward and recognition scheme

At Lloyd HR we’ve helped several clients implement a reward and recognition scheme.

The process we follow is:

  • Identify the types of reward and recognition schemes that are appropriate
  • How to manage the schemes
  • The recognition processes
  • How employees are nominated
  • Communication
  • Taxation implications

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how to implement a reward and recognition scheme. We’d be happy to help. You can call us on 01737 336 336 or send an email.