Recognition wrap-up

March 29, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership,

Throughout March, Michigan Medicine has been celebrating National Recognition Month — taking the time to acknowledge and reward those who make the organization a global destination for patient care, education and research.

“This month, we wanted to make sure all of our employees knew how much we are inspired by them and how much we support them — no matter what role they play in the organization,” said Hinke Jansen, C.C.P., director of compensation, benefits and recognition for Human Resources. “At the same time, it’s important that everyone understands that employee recognition is vital year-round and that the organization can help faculty and staff carry it out in meaningful ways.”

To learn more about recognition and give you some ideas on how to improve it in your area, here’s a look back at National Recognition Month at Michigan Medicine:

Thank you, Michigan Medicine

The month kicked off with a special message from the organization’s leadership team to faculty and staff across the organization. Click here to see what the leaders had to say.

Recognition done right: Best practices at Michigan Medicine

Next, units and departments shared some successful ways that they recognize and acknowledge their employees. One unit, for instance, encourages staff members to give out “Caught in the Act” awards to their colleagues, while another supports employees’ physical well-being so that they can perform their jobs to the best of their ability. Check out those examples — and other best practices that may work well in your area of the organization!

Recognition reimagined: New HR programs aim to inspire, recognize employees

As part of its ongoing efforts to acknowledge employee contributions, Human Resources is revamping all of its recognition programs under a single theme: Inspire. You may have already seen the new theme associated with monthly Making a Difference awards and employee profiles in Headlines — though it will encompass so much more than that. Learn more about “Inspire” and the role it will play at Michigan Medicine!

The impact of recognition: Q&A with JoAnn Grantham, recognition program manager

Finally, readers learned more about recognition and why it is so important to building a positive culture at Michigan Medicine. JoAnn Grantham, recognition program manager, shared her thoughts on those topics and more in a wide-ranging Q&A with Headlines. See what she had to say!

While March is coming to an end, don’t stop answering the question, “Who inspires you?” Once you have an answer, let your colleagues know either in person or by filling out a Making a Difference form! Remember, building a culture of recognition happens one employee at a time — and that starts with you!

Stay tuned to Headlines as information about new HR recognition programs becomes available.