In episode 130 of “The JoyPowered® Workspace Podcast,” JoDee and Susan discuss workplace awards with Angie Redmon, President of StriveHR.
There are many benefits to applying for a workplace award. Primarily, organizations apply for these awards because they want to attract top talent and/or because they want to be recognized as a leader in their local community or industry.
Before applying for an award, consider your reason for doing it, accept that it’s a journey, and be willing to commit to the work ahead. Applications can take 40-45 hours to complete, but even when you don’t win, you still get important feedback that you can use to improve your organization.
It’s important to communicate with your employees throughout the process; make sure they understand why you’re asking them to take the survey, and commit to reporting back with the results. Don’t go through the process alone; it’s a lot of work, and relying on resources like your marketing team, IT, and/or outside consultants is helpful. Whether you win or not, dig in to the reports you receive and find out what improvements you can make.
In this episode’s listener mail, a listener asks about ways to improve morale for their large team as they return to the office. In the news, given increased awareness of germs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more people are reluctant to shake hands.
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