Ch 14: Employee Relations & Recognition Programs

About This Chapter

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of employee relations and recognition programs. Review the video and text lessons anytime to boost your knowledge of employee motivation programs, financial rewards for employees and much more.

Employee Relations & Recognition Programs - Chapter Summary

Ensure you have a quality understanding of employee relations and recognition programs with help from these engaging lessons. Refresh your knowledge of ways companies empower their employees. Also, examine the types programs businesses use to reward their employees' hard work. After finishing the lessons, you'll be prepared to:

  • Define employee relations, and discuss the role of HR in meeting employees' needs
  • Explain how companies can empower employees and improve employee performance
  • List types of incentive and reward programs, and discuss the use of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards
  • Identify types of financial rewards for employees
  • Discuss the fundamentals of employee recognition programs, and identify types of reward and recognition programs
  • Share strategies for successful employee recognition programs and benefits of employee recognition programs
  • Describe ways to avoid some common pitfalls of employee recognition programs

Enjoy the ability to examine these lessons at home or on-the-go via your computer, smartphone or tablet. Review one, two or any number of lessons in any sequence that suits your current and desired knowledge of employee relations and recognition programs. When ready, assess your understanding of these concepts by taking short lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. Any questions you have about lesson topics can be submitted to our experts.

11 Lessons in Chapter 14: Employee Relations & Recognition Programs
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What Is Employee Relations? - Definition & Concept

1. What Is Employee Relations? - Definition & Concept

Happy employees are productive employees. Successful businesses know how to manage relationships to build lasting employee satisfaction. Learn the meaning of employee relations and understand the essential elements of an effective employee relations program.

Role of HR in Meeting the Needs of Employees

2. Role of HR in Meeting the Needs of Employees

This lesson discusses considerations an HR department must make in creating programs that meet the needs of its employees, such as diversity programs, remuneration packages and telecommuting. Read on to learn more.

How to Empower Employees & Improve Employee Performance

3. How to Empower Employees & Improve Employee Performance

Empowered employees have the potential to reach high levels of productivity because they feel in control of their jobs. This lesson will describe how a manager can empower an employee to motivate employee performance.

Employee Motivation Programs: Incentives and Reward Systems

4. Employee Motivation Programs: Incentives and Reward Systems

Every individual is motivated by different things. Money, awards or even just public praise are all parts of motivation. In this lesson, we will dig a little deeper and look at the forms of incentive and rewards programs.

Reward Systems & Employee Behavior: Intrinsic & Extrinsic Rewards

5. Reward Systems & Employee Behavior: Intrinsic & Extrinsic Rewards

Have you ever wondered why some employees are more motivated than others to work at a higher level of productivity? This lesson explains how managers use intrinsic and extrinsic rewards to reinforce positive employee behavior.

Financial Rewards for Employees: Definition & Types

6. Financial Rewards for Employees: Definition & Types

For most companies, people are the biggest asset. Motivated employees help the company achieve its mission and goals, and one way to motivate employees is through financial rewards. Let's discuss this method of motivation further in this lesson.

The Fundamentals of Employee Recognition Programs

7. The Fundamentals of Employee Recognition Programs

In this lesson, you'll learn about employee recognition programs. You'll discover what factors should be taken into consideration when putting one together, including the total number of employees and the total amount of money allocated, among other things.

Types of Reward & Recognition Programs

8. Types of Reward & Recognition Programs

There are many different ways companies can reward and recognize employees. This lesson will take a look at the importance of employee recognition and some of the different types of reward and recognition programs.

Strategies for Successful Employee Recognition Programs

9. Strategies for Successful Employee Recognition Programs

The purpose of this lesson is to discuss strategies to create a successful employee recognition program. We'll look at how, why and when to recognize employees who demonstrate exceptional work.

Benefits of Employee Recognition Programs

10. Benefits of Employee Recognition Programs

You want to encourage your employees to work harder, provide greater service, and be more satisfied in their work. This lesson will explain the benefits of a recognition program in achieving these goals.

Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Employee Recognition Programs

11. Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Employee Recognition Programs

In this lesson, you'll learn how to create fair employee recognition programs in the workplace. You'll also learn how to avoid showing favoritism when handing out the rewards of the program.

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