Employee Recognition

Conceptual illustration signifying recognition for work well done.In 2017, UK HealthCare launched a robust recognition platform to create a better recognition experience for our employees. The recognition strategy included revamping the way UKHC recognizes employees' career milestone anniversaries through the Career Achievement Program and implementation of the STAR Program, a web-based recognition system to create a culture of daily appreciation. Recognition is a key component to creating an engaged work culture. Engaged employees are more focused on the mission of giving high quality care, creating a safer work environment and a patient-centered focus.

Appreciation is the feeling of gratitude or thankfulness. Recognition is showing that feeling of appreciation. Employee recognition is the timely, informal or formal acknowledgement of a person’s or team’s behavior, effort or business result that supports the organization’s goals and values, and which has clearly been beyond normal expectations.

When recognition is done right. When it is strong, timely and specific to the individual, it can have a positive impact on an employee’s sense of value, drive and communication with other coworkers.  Employees who are recognized tend to stay with an organization longer and have a stronger belonging to UK HealthCare.

Below are the resource pages for the many ways you can recognize the great work that takes place every day at UK HealthCare.  Select the links below to explore the programs and resource tools.