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Employee Recognition – Employee recognition efforts reward employees both individually and collectively for their contributions to the organization. Recognition can take various forms, formal and informal, monetary and non-monetary.

By acknowledging employee efforts and making them feel valued and appreciated, organizations can increase employee satisfaction, morale, and self-esteem. Additionally, the organization itself may benefit from greater employee engagement and productivity, lower turnover and the ability to attract and retain top quality employees.

To promote psychologically healthy workplaces and help employers use employee recognition effectively, APA’s Center for Organizational Excellence has a resource page on employee recognition.

Check out the short video about employee recognition and share it with the HR staff and managers in your organization to help get the conversation started. Then, visit to learn more about making employee recognition work for you.