Staff Recognition Tips and Resources

It is important to appreciate employee contributions and achievements in a timely and appropriate way to positively influence performance, open channels of communication, improve staff retention, enhance self-worth and confidence, build mutual respect and trust, and reinforce university values and commitments.

Recognition Ideas

Some powerful recognition ideas may include:

  • Simply saying "thank you" or "great job"
  • Writing a personal note of thanks
  • Having a senior executive send a note of thanks
  • Providing variable and/or challenging work assignments for employees interested in cross training or acquiring new skills
  • Providing work related training and skills upgrading opportunities
  • Providing temporary promotion opportunities
  • Hosting a group lunch
  • Taking the employee out for lunch
  • Providing an interest related gift
  • SFU logo gift/bookstore gift certificate
  • Inspirational poster