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Recognizing and Rewarding Employees

Paperback, 1st. ed., 
ISBN: 0071356177
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Pub. Date: June  2000

Recognizing and Rewarding Employees
by:  R. Brayton Bowen, AM, SHRM-SCP®

Recognizing and Rewarding Employees includes hands-on information on key topics, including: hundreds of ways to reward employees; ways to be an effective leader; how to say thank you; creative awards that influence employee performance and enhance motivation; how to communicate appreciation; the best intrinsic and extrinsic rewards. The book focuses on specific strategies managers can use to express appreciation when their employees, department, company, etc. perform well and exceed expectations.

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McGraw-Hill Notes:

Title:  Recognizing and Rewarding Employees
Author:  R. Brayton Bowen, AM, SHRM-SCP®

Innovative Tools of Recognition and Reward—for Today’s New Breed of Employee.

As qualified employees become increasingly scarce, successful managers must develop a deeper understanding of human motivation, recognition, and reward systems. Recognizing and Rewarding Employees is the first book to provide employers with a comprehensive understanding of up-to-the-minute motivational findings—combined with hundreds of hands-on applications.

Look to this powerful book for tips and guidelines on:

  • Alternative pay and benefit programs
  • Establishing a constructive culture
  • Coaching
  • Embracing diversity
  • Building self-esteem
  • Sharing power
  • Stewarding
  • Unlocking innovation
  • Career banding
  • Performance planning and reviewing
  • Rites of recognition
  • Aligning strategy and rewards
  • Collaboration versus competition
  • Integrative management

In today's technology based, free agent/employee environment virtually every aspect of business—including management and supervision—has become more complex. Let Recognizing and Rewarding Employees show you how to use these complexities to your advantage and to employ the complementary tools of recognition and reward to create a more energized, empowered employee—and more productive workplace.  Special Features

What Others Are Saying:

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Recognizing and Rewarding Employees has been
recommended to employees of UBS PaineWebber
as the ‘Book of the Week’

(January, 2003)

Recognizing and Rewarding Employees  From the Founder of getAbstract
Author R. Brayton Bowen takes a thoughtful approach to understanding the new generation of employees who seem to need rewards and recognition to spur their motivation. He attributes their incentive-based work ethic to workplace changes, such as downsizing and a decline in loyalty, which has tainted the work environment. Bowen proposes a variety of recognition systems, including intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, and he outlines strategies for using recognition to empower the whole person. His in-depth ideas about building motivation through recognition and rewards will appeal to anyone who manages other people, from supervisors to top executives, though he cautions that true motivation can't be bought, but must come from genuine achievement and internal drive. Since Bowen provides a thoughtful context for the workings of motivational strategies, as well offering some hands-on tactics, we [...] recommend this book to managers and human resource professionals at all levels.

Rolf Dobelli (August, 2001)
Link: getAbstract

Recognizing and Rewarding Employees  From the Stanford Graduate School of Business
Talent is scarce and the ability to use the talent you have is even scarcer. Recognizing and Rewarding Employees provides practical, intelligent recommendations for not only winning the "war for talent" but also for unleashing the human potential in all of your people.

Jeffrey Pfeffer, PhD
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Co-author, Hidden Value:
How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People.

Recognizing and Rewarding Employees  From The Century Foundation
In today's competitive markets every manager needs to hold on to the best and brightest employees and keep them motivated and energized. This book presents all the insights and commonsense approaches you need to make this happen. And it presents the information so you understand not only what to do but why. It is obvious that the author understands the theories and psychology underlying the managerial tips and tools he presents in a clear and easy to work with form. This is one of those books you'll stick post-its in and keep nearby to remind yourself what to do and what not to do when under stress.

Beverly Goldberg
Vice President, The Century Foundation
Co-author of Corporation on a Tightrope:
Balancing Leadership, Governance, and
Technology in an Age of Complexity

Recognizing and Rewarding Employees  From Author Alan Briskin
Recognizing and Rewarding Employees serves as an instructional primer and source of motivation for leaders and managers concerned with maintaining a workplace that honors both performance and people.

Alan Briskin, PhD
The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace
Bringing Your Soul to Work

Recognizing and Rewarding Employees  From the Editor of Management General
Recognizing and rewarding employees is critical to the success of any manager and, more than that, any organization. While Brayton Bowen has served as the chief H.R. officer in five major corporations, he was not afraid to include the aspects of heart, spirit, and soul in this book. In doing so, he has taken this basic subject and brought it to life with fresh perspectives, examples, and persuasive logic for thinking anew about this important field. From first-line supervisor to chief executive officer, for anyone who has to recognize and reward the work of others, this book is required reading.

Tom Brown, PhD
Editor, Management General
Contributing Writer, Harvard Business School's
Management Update Newsletter

Recognizing and Rewarding Employees  From Bellarmine University
The notion of leading from the inside out was refreshing and relevant in today's world where managers often believe that changing their behavior is sufficient. I am using the notion of Recognition As A Whole Person Experience in my graduate management class. It is well stated and is representative of the book as a whole. The eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars make the book easy to read and apply to practical situations. The book is very useful to practicing managers and this is the primary group in our MBA program. I will recommend the book to them without reservation.

John T. Byrd, PhD
Professor of Management
Bellarmine University


Special Features
The idea behind the books written in the Briefcase Series is to give you practical information written in a friendly person-to-person style. The chapters are short, deal with tactical issues, and include lots of examples. They also feature numerous boxes designed to give you different types of specific information. Here’s a description of the boxes you’ll find in this book.

Recognizing and Rewarding Employees These boxes do just what they say: give you tips and tactics for being smart about recognition and rewards.
Recognizing and Rewarding Employees These boxes provide warnings for where things could go wrong when you’re trying to recognize and reward employees.
Recognizing and Rewarding Employees Here you’ll find how-to hints to effectively recognize and reward your employees.
Recognizing and Rewarding Employees Every subject has its special jargon and terms. These boxes provide definitions of these concepts.
Recognizing and Rewarding Employees Want to know how others have done it? Look for these boxes.
Recognizing and Rewarding Employees Here you’ll find specific procedures you can follow when you want to recognize and reward an employee or team.
Recognizing and Rewarding Employees How can you make sure you won’t make a mistake when managing? You can’t, but these boxes will give you practical advice on how to minimize the possibility.