If your team’s not happy — you guessed right — your business isn’t going to be very happy either. It’s become a common problem with expanding companies, where employee recognition is put on the back burner while their employees are getting burnt out.

Recognized employees are more engaged, more productive, and overall, more happy to be at work. According to Fast Company, happy employees are a whopping 12% more productive than those who aren’t. When you take the time to consider these facts, it starts to make more sense to have an employee recognition system in place.

It may seem daunting to switch things up when habits and processes seem so grounded in place. But without change, there can’t be growth. Adding employee recognition into the mix can be as easy as offering rewards like extra paid time off, cash bonuses, a Blueboard award, or even the option of working from home.

To help you get started, here’s a simple guide to implementing employee recognition and creating better engagement with your team.

A Guide to Employee Recognition created by RPG Card Services