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Recognition Resources

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When employees were asked what leaders could do more of to improve engagement, 58% of respondents replied "Give recognition."* Through recent WVU Culture Surveys, our employees have said the same thing.

A strong culture begins with employees who feel recognized and appreciated. We've put together some easy-to-use, fun resources to help managers recognize the strong contributions of others.


Go Beyond Portal

Go Beyond is WVU's peer-to-peer recognition portal, and it lets you send an e-card to a coworker thanking them for making a difference. The cards are designed around the University's values and make it simple to say, "Thanks."

Go Beyond

Low-Cost, High-Impact Ideas

Recognition does not have to be expensive to be meaningful. In fact, a simple thank you that speaks specifically to what the employee did to make a difference is a powerful tool. For more ways to leave a lasting impression without spending a lot of money use this link to access a page full of resources.  

Low-Cost, High Impact Resources

Recognition Aids

Do you need to learn a little more about your employee before showing some appreciation?  Make sure your appreciation is meaningful by finding out what motivates that individual employee or colleague and how they like to be recognized.

Recognition Aids

Why is Recognition So Important?

Have you ever wondered if recognizing your employees makes a difference? How is recognizing a millennial employee different than recognizing a baby boomer?  The experts have weighed in and the data is really interesting.  What works for one may not work for another.  

Recognition and Appreciation Research

Additional Resources

There are many companies that specialize in offering resources to help bring recognition into the workplace, recognition blogs and more. Here are just a few.  They have fun activities, appreciation gifts, and awards that you might like. 

Additional Resources

Need a Little Help?

Let us know by filling out this short form. We will get back to you quickly with some ideas or an answer to your question. You also can use this form to let us know what else we might include on this page.

Help Survey

*Officevibe, 2017, Employee Recognition The Complete Guide (available on Recognition and Appreciation Research Page)