Showing Employees the Love

When employees join FBG, one of the forms we ask them to complete is called ‘Top 3s.’ This questionnaire requests some of the most important feedback we can receive from a new team member: their preferences. Some of the items employees share include his or her three favorite restaurants, gift card locations, communication mechanisms and recognition preferences. This information helps us to appreciate each employee in a way that is significant. These forms are shared with the entire FBG team, giving colleagues ideas for personalizing recognition for their direct reports and peers. Because preferences change, we update them every few years.

A few months ago, we recognized a member of our team for her stellar contribution with a gift card to her family’s favorite Mexican restaurant. Not only did the employee and her family enjoy the evening, but we also got a kick out of the pictures they shared with us of the fun night.

As you consider ways to acknowledge outstanding performance, asking employees for feedback provides confirmation that the recognition given is customized and meaningful. Our HR Consulting team can provide you with sample content to build your organization’s form.