Most organizations link performance management to pay. While pay is one of the more common methods of rewarding employees, and while many supervisors would like to be able to give larger increases to their high-performing employees, the fact is that budgets must also be considered. So the question is: how can employees be rewarded during times when the budget for pay increases is low or non-existent? Employee recognition is not just a nice thing to do for people. It is a communication tool that reinforces and rewards the most important outcomes people create for themselves and for the organization. In this podcast, the Director of WorkLife and Community Programs, Ian Reynolds, discusses the importance of employee recognition and the ways that managers and employees can be recognized in the workplace.