The Importance of Timely Recognition:
Aligning Recognition with Employee Contributions


  • Presentation Length: 60-min / 90-mins / Half Day
  • Participant Numbers: 15-500+
  • Virtual and In-person options available
  • Sessions can be recorded for internal use
  • Onsite training available globally: North & South America, EMEIA, APAC, LATAM
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese, and Malay.


Providing timely recognition is essential for ensuring that employees feel valued and appreciated for their contributions. Delayed recognition can lose its impact and may not have the desired effect on employee morale, engagement, and motivation.

This training session is designed to equip managers with the skills and knowledge to provide timely recognition that aligns with employee contributions.

Content Outline

During the training session, the following topics will be covered:
  • Understanding the importance of timely recognition for employee morale, engagement, and motivation.
  • Identifying opportunities for timely recognition that align with employee contributions.
  • Providing specific and meaningful recognition that resonates with employees and reinforces desired behaviors.
  • Strategies for making recognition timely and consistent, such as incorporating recognition into regular communication and providing instant feedback.
  • Methods for measuring the impact of timely recognition and using data to continuously improve recognition practices.

Practical exercises

(included in 90-min sessions)
  • Opportunity identification exercise: Participants will work in groups to identify opportunities for timely recognition that align with employee contributions.
  • Recognition language exercise: Participants will practice using specific and meaningful language in recognition and receive feedback from their peers.
  • Timely recognition plan exercise: Participants will develop a plan for making recognition timely and consistent in their workplace.


(included in Half-Day sessions)

  1. The S.T.A.R model: This framework emphasizes Situation, Task, Action, and Result in providing specific and meaningful recognition.
  2. The S.M.A.R.T model: This framework highlights the importance of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound (SMART) recognition goals in making recognition timely and consistent.
  3. The R.O.I model: This framework focuses on the Return On Investment (ROI) of recognition and how to measure its impact on employee engagement, morale, and productivity.


The goal of this session is to equip managers with practical strategies and frameworks to provide specific and meaningful recognition, make recognition timely and consistent, and measure the impact of recognition on employee engagement, morale, and productivity.

By implementing these practices, managers can create a positive work environment that values employee contributions and improves employee morale, engagement, and retention rates.