Employees are a company’s most valuable asset, and should be recognized for all the work they do for a company. Motivating them to go above and beyond is extremely important for a successful business, and recognizing employees is a great way to increase productivity and improve workforce engagement and retention. There are many ways employers can reward and motivate their employees. This can include: monetary rewards, extra paid time off, a free lunch, or even a work from home option. The accompanying infographic provides an overview that can help you increase engagement and foster greater productivity as well as company culture. The first section covers the impact an incentive program can have on employees, and the second half outlines how to implement an employee recognition program in six simple steps.