VIDEO: Neal Blackshire: Align recognition plans with business priorities


Employers must align their recognition schemes with their business priorities, said Neal Blackshire, reward manager at McDonald’s Restaurants in an interview with Clare Bettelley, associate editor at Employee Benefits.

He said: ”Make sure it’s simple, clear and easy to understand what someone might get recognised for and what they will receive.”

He also advised employers not to downplay the importance of sharing employee recognition moments.

“With any recognition scheme, it is important that you get the recognition to the individual right. But for everybody else who doesn’t get the recognition, it is very important that they can see who has been recognised.

“We’re planning to do that via our employee portal, which gives us the ability to publicise those winners much more effectively.”

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