Webinar: 6 major risks of homegrown recognition programs (and how to avoid them)

August 19, 2019 Aaron Kinne

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Several years ago, I was working for an enterprise software company when a co-worker came into my office. Seems she had just received a gift certificate for a dinner at an area restaurant from her manager. She wasn’t clear exactly why she had received the award, and both of us were somewhat surprised to learn the reward program even existed.

On first blush, it might seem that building a “homegrown” recognition program is a no-brainer. You simply give managers a budget to give out gift cards, or have your IT team put together software that will manage the program. Simple, right?

But who’s going to “own” the program? How will you prevent abuse? How can you be sure it will align with your company values? Can it be administered in a fair and equitable way? And if you’re an international company … well, that brings in a whole new set of issues …

If you’re thinking about implementing a “do-it-yourself” (DIY) solution – or if you already have a homegrown program in place – you won’t want to miss an upcoming webinar hosted by Workhuman® on August 22, 2019.

Register now >

“6 Major Risks of Homegrown Recognition Programs (And How to Avoid Them)” – featuring Lauren Spencer, senior consultant, strategy & consulting at Workhuman, and Madeline Laurano, founder of Aptitude Research – will explore the common pitfalls of a DIY recognition program and what it takes to make your social recognition program successful. In one information-packed hour, they’ll cover:

  • Proven techniques for getting the highest level of employee participation
  • The latest data-driven research exposing the pitfalls of cash-based rewards
  • How to drive cultural change – including training and executive sponsorship – that will ensure your program’s success

By the way, that software company that I used to work for? Wouldn’t you know it … they’re now a Workhuman partner! And sure enough, my former colleague recently sent me an email, sharing her excitement at being recognized by a peer for the first time. Now that’s what true social recognition is all about!

Learn how your organization can avoid the pitfalls of a DIY social recognition program. Mark your calendar for this must-attend event today.

Register now >


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About the Author

Aaron Kinne

Aaron Kinne is a senior writer at Workhuman.

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