Recognize & Reward
As a whole, Rice employees spend more than five million hours a year working to improve the university. As supervisors, it is important to recognize and reward the contributions of your staff in a meaningful and timely manner. Recognizing your staff can be simple, free, and meaningful. When staff feel appreciated, they are more likely to have a higher level of engagement and be more productive at work.
Recognition can include formal or informal activities, and can be as simple as a thank you note. Here are some resources to get you started:
At Rice, formal recognition follows standard policies and procedures of the university or of the specific department or division. Through formal recognition practices, employees see that the senior leaders of their departments and of the university value the work they do.
Informal recognition allows supervisors and managers to provide their employees with recognition when a formal policy does not dictate an award presentation. Examples of when to utilize informal recognition include: when an employee completes a project; works above and beyond their typical duties; uses problem solving skills to save the day; or exceptionally completes their daily tasks, promotes dedication and commitment throughout your team. Click here to view some of Rice's local recognition programs.
If you have questions regarding appropriate recognition techniques, have some additional recognition ideas or would like to share the practices in your department, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions regarding appropriate recognition techniques, have some recognition ideas, or would like to share the practices in your department, please email us at HRBP@rice.edu.
The Impact of Recognition
Why take time for recognition?