Responses to Year of Innovation questions frequently identify recognition programs as a way to honor top performers, build engagement, and support enterprise goals. In November, we took a focused look at what makes a successful recognition program and—just before Thanksgiving—asked HR pros what they appreciate most about working at the UI.
November 8 question — Responses
Question: If you could design your ideal employee recognition program, what would it look like? What achievements would you recognize?
November 22 question — Responses
Question: What aspects of working at the University of Iowa are you most thankful for?
Call to action
Consider how you can build on colleagues’ ideas:
- Choose an idea to develop: Select a single, specific suggestion—big or small—that has potential for your unit and put it to work.
- Keep the conversation going: Ask unit colleagues and leaders what they think of the topic at hand.
- Think bigger: Don’t see any ideas that resonate? Develop another solution that better addresses your innovation goals.
Download an at-a-glance summary of recognition program traits and UI characteristics to appreciate as identified by colleagues: