Early Recognition Tips Help Companies Improve Retention Among Newer Employees
November 12, 2013 – Long Island City, NY – Recognizing workers early on in their careers is critical for employee engagement and retention, according to a new eBook, “It’s Never Too Early to Engage,” released by Michael C. Fina, a leading provider of global employee recognition and incentive programs.
The free eBook offers companies a guide with strategic tactics for using early recognition to encourage a meaningful employee-to-employer relationship and overall productivity. Early recognition is a growing need in the workplace, as a recent survey conducted by human capital advisors Accelir, showed that nearly 70 percent of HR professionals agreed that employees should be recognized during their first year of service.
“Retaining employees within the first five years of service can be a challenge, but the impact of early recognition can be far-reaching when used as part of a long-term recognition strategy,” said Ashley Fina, president of Michael C. Fina. “Focusing on an employee’s long-term growth and development early on is the first step in creating a deep connection with the organization.”
According to Michael C. Fina, an effective Early Recognition program goes beyond the standard onboarding program and requires the organization to:
1. Involve senior leaders
2. Encourage coaching and development
3. Create a supportive environment
4. Engage on a personal level
5. Think beyond physical rewards
For more information, download “It’s Never Too Early to Engage,” at http://info.mcfrecognition.com/Value-of-Early-Recognition-eBook.html. This is the first in a series of recognition best practices eBook’s based on Michael C. Fina and Accelir’s Rewards & Recognition Trends Survey.
About Michael C. Fina
Michael C. Fina is a leading provider of global employee recognition and incentive programs that not only align with core values and business goals, but also inspire people to do great things. With a focus on personal service, the company’s recognition and incentive programs help organizations develop more inspired relationships with their employees. Headquartered in New York since 1935, Michael C. Fina is family-owned and operated and certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.