SUMMARY: Resources – including a facilitator guide, participant handout and slides – help you facilitate an effective team discussion about addressing and improving recognition and reward in your workplace. The intended outcome is to create a practical and cost-effective action plan that works for your team.

Recognition and reward are in a work environment where there is appropriate acknowledgement and appreciation of employees’ efforts in a fair and timely manner.

These statements make up the recognition and reward factor in Guarding Minds at Work:

  1. My immediate supervisor appreciates my work.
  2. I am paid fairly for the work I do.
  3. My employer shows appreciation for extra effort made by employees.
  4. Our organization celebrates our shared accomplishments.
  5. My employer values my commitment and passion for my work.
  6. I am recognized for good performance.

Engage your entire team in reviewing the factors that impact psychological health and safety in your workplace. This approach is recommended by the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. By doing this, you build awareness of the responsibility of each employee to contribute to a positive workplace culture. You also get their involvement in developing and being part of the solution.

Facilitator guide

Recognition & Reward

Download this facilitator guide to help you lead a team discussion about addressing recognition and reward.

Presentation slides

Recognition & Reward

Download the presentation slides to guide a group discussion to better understand how recognition and reward impacts your team. Then, collaborate on an action plan to promote and protect this in your workplace.

Participant handout

Recognition & Reward

You can share the handout digitally or download and print them.

Each of the psychosocial factors identified in Guarding Minds at Work and the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace have similar resources that can be found here.