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Boost employee reward program participation with personalized communication

While a strong corporate culture can create an engaging work environment, managers need to rely on more personalized approaches to get employees to achieve their full potential

While a strong corporate culture can create an engaging work environment, managers need to rely on more personalized approaches to get employees to achieve their full potential. Workers who have a positive relationship with their supervisors are more likely to participate in employee reward and recognition programs, increasing the chance that they will be fully engaged.

Biz Community states that a quality relationship between managers and employees is a key factor in engagement. The source notes that a cooperative relationship can direct teams toward a common goal. However, many leaders fail to adequately develop the proper level of unique interactions needed to push development. In these cases, it is often a breakdown of communication that results in a strained partnership.

Creating more personalized communications can help managers direct their employees more effectively, News Insurance reports. Taking the time to specifically highlight the benefits and advantages of programs to each worker will help them understand their role in the success of the company. The source states that companies have been able to encourage specific behavior by providing a more individualized approach.

"Employees want to know that what they are doing is meaningful, with regards to both the company's vision and their personal aspirations," Kay Vittee, CEO of Quest Staffing Solutions, told Biz Community.

Addressing staff members on an individualized basis could also help improve talent management programs. Employee incentive programs often require personalized goals to keep each worker motivated. Refining communication efforts could help open the dialog about the expectations of both parties. Workers should know their options for career development and should be honest about their own preferences. Developing this dialog could help managers create more rewarding relationships with their team members. Managers that struggle with this aspect should consider incorporating more company values into their leadership strategies and team objectives.

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