The addition of constant employee recognition and feedback by companies has become a necessary change made to their performance management systems. Not a long ago, organizations used to play their parts by holding bi-annual or annual employee review meetings. They would analyze the performance of their employees for all those months, and the chances were that they could miss out on some of the outstanding performances. But this is no longer the case. Employees are expecting more from their employers.
Importance of Real-time Recognition and Feedback
To successfully carry out your job, you must understand how important it’s to praise others for their excellent work. It includes applying the values of employee recognition yourself and inspires others to introduce it in their working relationships.
No employee wants to wait till the end of the year to find out reviews of the employers about their work. Instead, they want recognition and feedback in real-time. They want to know the value of their contribution to the organization and if they make a practical impact on the organization. Even if it’s negative feedback, they will welcome that and work on the improvement in performance.
The truth is if companies fail to regularly recognize employees in real-time, employees may start doubting their purpose and their value to the organization. In this case, there are high chances that you will end up losing your valuable resources.
“If we’re in a once a year recognition program or once a year performance management program, we have an old school culture that we’re gonna continue to struggle to drive engagement with over time.” – Jason Averbook – CEO and Co-Founder of Leapgen, analyst, thought leader, consultant, and keynote speaker.“
Time of the Recognition is Everything
You must recognize your employees’ contributions on the spot rather than recognizing those several weeks or months later. Timely recognition intimately links context and results into the recipient repeating the performance. So, don’t wait for the significant milestones, recognizing genuine efforts is equally essential for your employees.
How to Know Whom to Recognize and When?
Now you know all the critical aspects of real-time recognition. But the question here arises, how will you know whom to recognize and when?
Each department or employee of the company does something extraordinary every day. And managers must know what efforts their team members put to make any project a success. That’s where ‘suggestions’ play a significant role. These suggestions intelligently let the manager know when their team members are worthy of an appreciation. It helps them stay updated with the achievements of the team and recognize them in real-time.
Employee Recognition with Smart Suggest by Bravo
Bravo’s Smart Suggest feature is a cherry on the cake for the managers. This AI-powered feature helps you identify employee recognition-worthy events and recognize members in real-time. The suggestion work based on email interactions, various applications, and collaboration tools in use in the company using the machine learning algorithm. Bravo connector framework connects with different LOBs, such as Salesforce, Dynamics CRM, ServiceNow, Zoho Projects, and Office 365 email to discover ‘Bravo-worthy events’, managers get notifications from system to recognize their real performers. With the help of this, they can appreciate RIGHT in real-time.