Rewards and recognition

Recruitment and retention icons 250 x 250px11Rewarding and recognising employees for their good work is part of the culture that CQC rated good and outstanding organisations often do well.

Here are some suggestions from those employers:

  • have a culture that recognises and appreciates good work
  • send a personalised ‘thank you’ from a manager or senior leader when people have excelled
  • have an ‘employee of the week’ or ‘month’ award
  • enter national awards such as ‘Investors in people’
  • involve your organisation in the Skills for Care 'Accolades awards' and recognise the achievements of your teams
  • celebrate together – e.g. if you get a good or outstanding CQC rating
  • use gift vouchers to reward staff for excellent performance, creative/innovative ideas or go above and beyond
  • involve the people you support and produce a ‘thank you’ booklet or share their positive feedback in your workplace newsletter or staff bulletin.

NHS Employers has created a reward strategy toolkit which provides an overview of actions you could take to develop a rewards strategy for your organisation.

For information on how to become an accredited organisation, please visit the Investors in People website.