The Manager’s Field Guide to Recognition

June 26, 2014 Darcy Jacobsen

Manager's Field GuideOne of the most common laments I hear from HR leaders is the immense challenge of getting reluctant or inexperienced managers to effectively provide their teams with recognition. It is a near universal issue. That’s why I’m really excited today—because I’ve just gotten the green light to give our blog readers an advance copy of the newest Globoforce publication, which addresses this exact area of concern.

The Manager’s Field Guide to Recognition is a comprehensive introduction for managers to the art and science of recognizing employees effectively. It is ideal both as an introduction for challenged managers and as a reminder for more seasoned managers.

The 36 page guide includes tips on what to look for when giving recognition, how to calibrate recognition effectively, and what to actually say in a recognition message. It also includes the rationale behind recognition and how recognition data can make a manager’s job infinitely easier.

Here’s a brief rundown of what you can find inside:

Manager’s Field Guide to Recognition  – Table of Contents

  • Why Recognition Matters
  • What is Recognition?
  • When to Recognize
  • What to Recognize
  • Which Award to Give
  • How to Recognize (What to Say)
  • After the Award
  • How to Help Others Recognize
  • How to Use Recognition Insights
  • 101 Words to Use in Recognition

The goal of creating this guide was to create a rich resource managers (and really any employee) could learn from and be inspired by as they recognize their teams. And to provide you with a tool to use in onboarding and training your teams. Over the next few months, we’ll also be offering an audio broadcast version of this guide for download. (I’ll let you know when that’s available.)

In the meantime, download this guide today and get it into all of your managers’ hands!

Also, we love feedback here, so please do reach out to let us know what you like or don’t like about the guide.


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