May 19, 2020

10 Ways to Recognize Your Employees’ Accomplishments

employee recognition
Mana Tulberg
3 min
10 Ways to Recognize Your Employees’ Accomplishments

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Recognizing and acknowledging your employees’ productive efforts can have a tremendous effect in your organization. According to a study by Dr. Brad Shuck, recognizing your employees’ success and good work can increase productivity by 18% and increase retention by as much as 87%.

Recognition lets employees know you care about them and creates an environment where individuals feel appreciated for their contributions and performance.  Employee recognitions do not necessarily have to cost anything. 

There are many programs out there that offer essential tools for regular recognition of your staff.  However, a sharp employee can spot the insincere and artificial praise. 

Get to know your team member.  Make your praises specific to that employee.


Here are 10 simple ways to recognize your employees:

1- Daily Interaction:

At the end of each day ask at least one of your employees about their day at work.  This allows you to give immediate reinforcement for their positive and productive work.

2- Spread The Love:

It is important to recognize a job well done by a new employee as well as leadership of a long-term employee.

3- A little Can Go a Long Way:

Even a little recognition and encouragement will help your employees to continue their good work and even find ways to improve their performance.

4- Ask For Feedback:

At times just listening to an employee can make them feel recognized.

5- Share the Organizational Measurements:

Your employees need to be enlightened by how their work and efforts are impacting company’s success.

6- Celebrate Your Employees:

Acknowledge your team members’ employment anniversary each year.  You need to let them know that you value their loyalty to the company.

7- Share Praise Given by Others:

Make sure you share with your employee praises given by another manager, supplier, and/or especially customers.  Public recognition of good work reinforces an attitude you want to promote within your group.

8- Help Them Grow:

Helping a good employee develop professionally can have many positive returns.  Suggest good related books, classes or seminars for your employees to attend in order for them to expand their skills.

9- Inspire Their Passion:

If you want your employees to be passionate about their work encourage them to make their own decisions.

10- Acknowledge Efforts as Well as Success:

Not all ideas or efforts are successful.  Reward efforts as well as successes. You don’t want to discourage employees from producing and sharing their thoughts and ideas.

Every employee responds differently to praise. While some may enjoy a public recognition, there are others who are uncomfortable in being the center of attention.  As mentioned earlier, get to know your team members and tailor your praises and recognitions to generate the best possible impact.

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Jun 10, 2021

G7 Summit guide: What it is and what leaders hope to achieve

3 min
Business Chief delves into what the G7 is and represents and what its 2021 summit hopes to achieve

Unless you’ve had your head buried in the sand, you’ll have seen the term ‘G7’ plastered all over the Internet this week. We’re going to give you the skinny on exactly what the G7 is and what its purpose on this planet is ─ and whether it’s a good or a bad collaboration. 


Who are the G7?

The Group of Seven, or ‘G7’, may sound like a collective of pirate lords from a certain Disney smash-hit, but in reality, it’s a group of the world’s seven largest “advanced” economies ─ the powerhouses of the world, if you like. 

The merry band comprises:

  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • The United Kingdom
  • The United States

Historically, Russia was a member of the then-called ‘G8’ but found itself excluded after their ever-so-slightly illegal takeover of Crimea back in 2014.


Since 1977, the European Union has also been involved in some capacity with the G7 Summit. The Union is not recognised as an official member, but gradually, as with all Europe-linked affairs, the Union has integrated itself into the conversation and is now included in all political discussions on the annual summit agenda. 


When was the ‘G’ formed?

Back in 1975, when the world was reeling from its very first oil shock and the subsequent financial fallout that came with it, the heads of state and government from six of the leading industrial countries had a face-to-face meeting at the Chateau de Rambouillet to discuss the global economy, its trajectory, and what they could do to address the economic turmoil that reared its ugly head throughout the 70s. 


Why does the G7 exist?

At this very first summit ─ the ‘G6’ summit ─, the leaders adopted a 15-point communiqué, the Declaration of Rambouillet, and agreed to continuously meet once a year moving forward to address the problems of the day, with a rotating Presidency. One year later, Canada was welcomed into the fold, and the ‘G6’ became seven and has remained so ever since ─ Russia’s inclusion and exclusion not counted. 


The group, as previously mentioned, was born in the looming shadow of a financial crisis, but its purpose is more significant than just economics. When leaders from the group meet, they discuss and exchange ideas on a broad range of issues, including injustice around the world, geopolitical matters, security, and sustainability. 


It’s worth noting that, while the G7 may be made up of mighty nations, the bloc is an informal one. So, although it is considered an important annual event, declarations made during the summit are not legally binding. That said, they are still very influential and worth taking note of because it indicates the ambitions and outlines the initiatives of these particularly prominent leading nations. 


Where is the 2021 G7 summit?

This year, the summit will be held in the United Kingdom deep in the southwest of England, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosting his contemporaries in the quaint Cornish resort of Carbis Bay near St Ives in Cornwall. 

What will be discussed this year? 

After almost two years of remote communication, this will be the first in-person G7 summit since the novel Coronavirus first took hold of the globe, and Britain wants “leaders to seize the opportunity to build back better from coronavirus, uniting to make the future fairer, greener, and more prosperous.”


The three-day summit, running from Friday to Sunday, will see the seven leaders discussing a whole host of shared challenges, ranging from the pandemic and vaccine development and distribution to the ongoing global fight against climate change through the implementation of sustainable norms and values. 


According to the UK government, the attendees will also be taking a look at “ensuring that people everywhere can benefit from open trade, technological change, and scientific discovery.” 


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