Other Recognition Ideas for Supervisors

There are many ways for supervisors to recognize their staff on an ongoing basis. See below for ideas on how to maintain a culture of appreciation and recognition within your team in creative and meaningful ways.

  • Save 5 minutes at the end of each staff meeting to do shout outs to your employees
  • Create a recognition board in your department – post "shout outs" on the board, complimenting fellow staff members or other employees for a job well done (let your staff post "shout outs" to their peers, too!)
  • Let your staff contribute to decision-making processes
  • Share your recognition stories – either within a department website, email, or newsletter
  • Copy an employee on an email to their supervisor/department head praising their performance
  • Simply thank them in person or by sending an email or a thank you note (make sure you have a Gratitude Basket in your area and encourage virtual gratitude cards!)
  • Set up a time for the Administration to thank your team for a job well done
  • Start each meeting with a celebration story recognizing a team member's great work
  • Create something simple and fun to recognize your staff - check out some other recognition examples below:


 Chill Pills


Tootsie Rolls

 Chill Pills    

Tootsie Rolls


Stress Relief Bubble Wrap


You are Awesome to the Core

 Stress Relief Bubble Wrap    You are Awesome to the Core

 DIY Stress Balls



 DIY Stress Balls    Extra-Ordinary

 You're the Balm


Animal Crackers

 You're the Balm    Animal Cracker

 Sample templates you may print out and use. (pdf, 160K)