Employee Recognition
Tips & Tools

The more we do to recognize employee and co-worker efforts, the more motivated and productive we all become. Even a small "thank you" for someone's work can have a big effect. That's why employee recognition activities are important - and, best of all, easy to do! Here are some tools to help you with your recognition efforts.

  • PDFPrintable Thank You Card (Set your print scale to “none,” print, fold in half then fold in half again.)
  • How well do you know the employees you supervise? Do you know what they would like in terms of recognition? Do they like to be acknowledged in front of a larger group or would they prefer one on one? Here's a short PDF"Get to Know Your Co-workers" Questioinnaire to help you find out more about the people you are with eight hours a day, five days a week.
  • Want to know when and how often should you recognize? Read this PDFrecognition award article and learn how to be S.M.A.R.T. (Sincere. Meaningful. Adaptable. Relevant. Timely.) with your recognition efforts.



E-mail your questions or submit your ideas about DHHS employee recognition to dhhs.recognition@nebraska.gov 

Employee Recognition Homepage 

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