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Human Resources

Rewards and Recognition

“The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”
William James, 19th Century American Philosopher


Recognition is most effective when it takes place on a regular basis and in a variety of ways. Informal recognition can be used every day to acknowledge the contributions of individuals, teams, and work groups.

Managers are encouraged to utilize the tools below to recognize employee excellence and to bolster employee engagement.

Employee Engagement and Recognition Tools

Budgeting Questions

Where to Go for Answers about Making Purchases or Expending Funds at CWU

Guiding Principles of Recognition

Employee Recognition Holidays

Video:  Employee Engagement - The Power of Praise and Appreciation 
(6:30 minutes)

Formal Recognition Informal Recognition

Ctr. for Leadership & Community Engagement
Classified Employee of the Month
Distinguished Professor
Distinguished Service Recognition - (Civil Service/Exempt)
Exempt Employee of the Month
Wildcat Way Spotlight Award
Employee Appreciation Awards

Printable Certificate and Card Templates

Nine Minutes on Monday Template
Nine Minutes on Monday 8-Week Tracker
Nine Minutes on Monday Review Sheet
Recognition Ideas
Sticky Teams




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