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Creating Recognition Champions: The Benefits of Recognition Training

Posted By David Layman, Wednesday, November 30, 2016

No matter where your organization currently stands in terms of a recognition program – whether it is an existing program or in the planning stages – for it to be effective you need recognition champions who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and can help support the program and help make it work.

Training and education in employee recognition and engagement is vital if you are truly interested in building a recognition culture. And why wouldn’t you be? Recognition is tied to greater engagement and productivity, as well as better employee retention. In fact, companies in the top 20 percent for “recognition-rich culture” have over a 30 percent lower voluntary turnover rate, according to a Bersin by Deloitte study.

Employees who receive training in recognition become company ambassadors and evangelists, and help cultivate recognition in the organization. They serve not only as examples of how it is done but also resources to help educate others around them about recognition.

RPI offers several ways to increase your knowledge about recognition, including the online Recognition Fundamentals program which offers a basic overview of recognition, and the more in-depth four-module Certified Recognition Professional (CRP) training.

There are many ways you can benefit from participating in recognition training:

  • You will become an in-house resource for your company or help breathe new life into an existing program by learning and passing on knowledge about recognition programs and how/why they work.
  • You can help make sure your recognition program aligns with your company culture, and evaluate changes that can be made to that will work best within your organization.
  • You’ll be a go-to a resource for managers and other employees about Best Practices for recognition and how it drives employee engagement.
  • You will be up-to-date about trends in recognition, including social recognition, technology, gamification, service awards, celebrations and incentive programs and other ways to drive employee engagement.

Above all, you will see how recognition can transform your business by making employees more engaged and more productive – where you’ll attract the best employees and keep them. Find out more about RPI’s Certified Recognition Professional courses by going to

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