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What Is Peer-to-Peer Recognition? Why Should You Have It? (+3 Ideas to Encourage It)


A handwritten note from an executive. An award to honor years of service. Maybe even a personalized gift from a manager. For most companies, the responsibility of recognizing and appreciating employees typically falls on management. 

However for the modern workforce, peer-to-peer recognition is much more impactful than traditional methods of recognition. Why? Peer recognition provides timely, specific, and consistent recognition to your employees.

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How to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day Using Cheers for Peers

Each year on March 5, employers in the U.S. celebrate Employee Appreciation Day. It allows you to show your employees how much you value the work they do for your organization each day. There are no rules for this non-official celebratory day besides letting people know their value.

At C.A. Short, we celebrate workers on that same date. However, we focus on peer recognition through the increasingly observed Cheers for Peers Day, which has also become a nationally recognized, yet non-official professional appreciation day. Showing employee appreciation is the same for both days, but the method of doing so is somewhat different.

If you are thinking about switching over to Cheers for Peers this coming March 5, now is the time to discuss it and plan.

Here are some thoughts we want to share to get started.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Recognition Strategies, peer-to-peer-recognition

How to Tackle Peer-to-Peer Recognition and Social Recognition

Engaging employees and providing real-time recognition can be a challenge. There are many questions to consider such as, what are the best tools to boost employee engagement? How can you encourage peer-to-peer recognition in the most meaningful way? Let’s first start off by exploring what peer-to-peer recognition means.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Recognition Strategies, peer-to-peer-recognition

Peer-to-Peer Recognition: A Secret Weapon for Increasing Employee Engagement

Employers that want to boost employee engagement are increasingly taking notice of the power of peer relationships in the workplace. The water cooler phenomenon isn't about gossip as much as it builds connections with co-workers on lighthearted topics like family, sports, and entertainment. Therefore, there is a deep well beneath the water cooler top tap to improve engagement since close work relationships and peer respect boost employee satisfaction by 50%, making it seven times more likely to engage fully in their work. 

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Your Millennial Engagement Guide: Why Millennial Employees Want to Be Recognized by Their Employers

 

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Topics: peer-to-peer-recognition, Employee Appreciation, years of service

Years of Service Programs Create Lower Employee Turn-Over, but...

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Topics: Employee Recognition, peer-to-peer-recognition, Employee Appreciation, Employee Awards, years of service

How Do You Retain Top Millennial Talent? Employee Recognition Is Key

Killing department stores. Ruining beer sales. Putting avocados where they don’t belong. Millennials have been accused of doing a lot in recent years, but smart businesses realize the important role they play within their organization. While these companies would do anything to retain this top talent, they often find it challenging to do so. And, that’s because many organizations may be overlooking a key element – Employee Recognition.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Culture of Engagement, peer-to-peer-recognition, Employee Appreciation, work anniversary, years of service, employee milestones

How to Encourage Peer 2 Peer Employee Recognition in the Workplace

Engaging employees and providing real-time recognition can be a challenge. There are many questions to consider such as, what are the best tools to boost employee engagement? How can you encourage peer-to-peer recognition the most meaningful way? Should you leverage social media to increase engagement? 

It's Not Magic; It's a Software Platform

Fortunately, implementing an employee recognition software platform can alleviate your concerns. Utilizing a recognition platform allows you to design a program that brings total recognition to the forefront of your workforce by adding processes that promote genuine appreciation between peers, in a relaxed and social atmosphere. 

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Recognition Strategies, peer-to-peer-recognition