Don’t Let Your Talent Slip Away

November 30, 2016

You Know Who They Are

Rockstars: The individuals on your team who carry their creativity, drive, and passion around in buckets. There is tremendous competition in today’s environment, and you want to keep your stars from being courted by your rivals.

The American Psychological Association’s 2012 survey demonstrated that employees who feel valued at the workplace directly correlated with increased feelings of motivation, engagement, and overall satisfaction. A great majority of those who did not feel valued reported that they planned to search for a new job in the near future.

What is the best way to manage your team and keep everyone motivated and engaged? How do you acknowledge and reward your platinum performers without distancing their mediocre peers? Is there a way to infuse excitement in everyone all at once?

Use These Simple Techniques

The people who work for you provide customer service in a range that’s as broad as their individual personalities. When considering ways to recognize their talent, your approach should reflect an equally personal touch:

  • A handwritten thank you note or a token gift card for a favorite lunch cafe to reward your superstars and encourage their continued superior performance.
  • Give a designated parking space to an employee and announce it with their name displayed on a temporary sign.
  • Post sticky notes in high-traffic areas with their name in fancy lettering and handwritten personalized thank you.
  • Create a fun, lighthearted competition to entice your team and promote low-level, friendly competition.Strive to keep employee recognition and competition in a positive light. Rather than placing the spotlight on moderate performance and suggesting improvements, focus on delivering upbeat reinforcement for real work performed. Immediately deliver up a personalized thank-you handshake.

About NextGen

NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.

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