Recognizing and Engaging Employees For Dummies

Recognizing and Engaging Employees For Dummies

by Bob Nelson


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Recognizing and Engaging Employees For Dummies by Bob Nelson

Improve engagement, productivity, and motivation with effectiveemployee recognition

Recognizing and Engaging Employees for Dummies gives youthe tools and information you need to improve morale, productivity,and personal achievement with a successful employee recognitionprogram. Written by a world-leading authority in employeerecognition, this book walks you step-by-step through the designand implementation process and describes the incentives that work,the behaviors to reward, and the mechanisms that must be in placefor the program to be effective in the long term. You'll learn howto pinpoint the places where engagement and recognition couldimprove the bottom line, and how to structure the reward foroptimal balance between motivational, financial, and organizationaleffectiveness. With clear explanations and a fun, friendly style,this book is your quick and easy guide to boosting productivity,profit, and customer satisfaction.

Most Americans who leave their jobs cite lack of recognition asthe driving factor. When your employees feel appreciated, theystick around, work harder, achieve more, and drive your businessonward and upward. This book shows you how to bring that dynamic toyour workplace, with step-by-step guidance and helpful advice.

  • Design successful recognition programs
  • Create powerful incentives for employees
  • Reduce turnover, improve engagement, and drive excellence
  • Foster a happier and more productive workplace

Happy employees are productive employees. They get results. Theyinnovate. They are the force behind the advancement of industries.Effective employee recognition programs are self-sustainingmotivational tools that keep the fire lit. If you're ready to sparkthe flame, Recognizing and Engaging Employees for Dummies isthe ideal guide for designing, implementing, and maintaining theprogram your employees have been waiting for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119067535
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/28/2015
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Bob Nelson is considered one of the world's leading experts on employee engagement, recognition, and rewards. He is president of Nelson Motivation, Inc., a management training and consulting company that helps organizations improve their administration practices, programs, and systems.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Enhancing Employee Engagement through Recognition 5

Chapter 1: The Quest for Engagement 7

Chapter 2: Strategies for an Engaged Workforce 21

Chapter 3: How Recognition Drives Employee Engagement 43

Part II: The Fundamentals of Employee Recognition 61

Chapter 4: The Importance of Employee Recognition Today 63

Chapter 5: The Principles of Employee Recognition 81

Chapter 6: The Manager’s Role in Recognizing Employees 97

Chapter 7: Getting Managers to Recognize Employees 113

Part III: Implementing Recognition throughout the Organization 133

Chapter 8: Creating a Culture of Recognition 135

Chapter 9: Engaging and Recognizing Individuals 155

Chapter 10: Engaging and Recognizing Teams 171

Chapter 11: Implementing Organizational Recognition 189

Part VI: Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Recognition 207

Chapter 12: Recognition and Technology 209

Chapter 13: Sustaining and Reenergizing Recognition Efforts 225

Chapter 14: Troubleshooting Recognition Problems 241

Part V: Issues and Challenges in Recognizing and Engaging Employees 257

Chapter 15: Selling Recognition to Senior Management 259

Chapter 16: Recognizing and Engaging Millennials 273

Chapter 17: Engaging and Retaining High-Potential Employees 289

Part VI: The Part of Tens 311

Chapter 18: Top Ten Ironies of Motivation 313

Chapter 19: Top Ten Trends in Employee Recognition 323

Chapter 20: Ten No-Cost Strategies for Recognizing and Engaging Employees 335

Index 349

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