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Awards & Recognition

A little recognition can make a world of difference!

To remain engaged and sustain peak performance at work, employees need to know their efforts are appreciated and their contributions valued. Employee recognition is an essential form of feedback that can mean the difference between a satisfied, cohesive team and a collection of disengaged individuals.


Employee Awards & Recognition

McMaster understands the importance of the hard work and contributions of its employees and our formal awards program is just one way leaders, managers and colleagues can acknowledge and show appreciation of this work.

Recognition Resources

McMaster Team Celebrations Guide

Guide with ideas and links for team celebrations to create an engaging, inclusive and supportive work environment. | PDF

A Recognition Toolkit for McMaster Leaders

A toolkit which reviews forms of recognition and provides ideas | PDF

Expressing Respect and Appreciation

A resource by the Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace | PDF

50 Ways to Show Your Appreciation to Employees

A list of ideas to show your appreciation | PDF

Business Case for Recognition

A business case by O.C. Tanner Institute | PDF

Recognition and Reward Handout

Psychological Health and Safety Factor - Recognition and Reward | PDF