At some companies, employee recognition programs consist of little more than members of the C-suite calling out a handful of individuals in front of the company at year-end events.

It’s an exhilarating moment for the employees, but is there less impact if great work is recognized weeks or months after the fact? Worse yet, how much praiseworthy work slipped through the cracks unrecognized because only a select few got to share the spotlight?

Sending timely, effective employee recognition to everyone doing good work at your company shouldn’t be HR’s responsibility. Luckily, there’s a group of people in prime position to help with your employee recognition programs: Managers.

Managers are a Key Component of Employee Recognition Programs

The research is clear: When managers get more involved in employee recognition programs, the entire company benefits.

Gallup recently spelled out how managers recognizing their employees’ strengths improves company’s bottom line.

Engagement increases when managers focus on employees’ strengths.

Gallup, How Employees' Strengths Make Your Company Stronger

Harvard Business Review cites that regular, consistent communication from managers and focusing on employees’ strengths leads to significantly more employee engagement.

Case Study: How Turner Construction is Building Strong Management

The recent research on managers is especially timely for the team at YouEarnedIt — we just finished checking in on our friends at Turner Construction. Their regional offices in Ohio and Northern California have been using YouEarnedIt to enable real-time employee recognition while getting managers more involved, and the results have been fantastic.

See for yourself! This quick, two-page case study lays out their specific challenges and results:

YouEarnedIt Case Study - Turner Construction's Employee Recognition Programs

Download here!

Our Northern California team sent over 4,000 pieces of recognition last year. How much of that recognition would have gone unsaid without YouEarnedIt? I don’t know if you can put a dollar value on that.

Shari Glass, Recruiting Manager, Turner Construction Northern California


About YouEarnedIt:
YouEarnedIt is a SaaS HR technology platform that redefines the way companies engage with their employees. By providing tools to connect, reward, reveal and report in real-time, YouEarnedIt can consolidate employee engagement initiatives into one, easy-to-use mobile platform for teams of all sizes. Since launching in 2012, YouEarnedIt has delivered its flexible software to small enterprises and Fortune 500 brands across several industries. Visit for more information or schedule a quick demo here.