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Recognizing a Multigenerational Workforce this Employee Appreciation Day

Happy Employee Appreciation Day!

In order to help you quickly identify generational differences as well as motivators and themes for recognizing employees of every generation appropriately, Michael C. Fina, a leading provider of global employee recognition and incentive programs, launched a new infographic: “Appreciating A Multigenerational Workforce”. The infographic allows managers and leaders to quickly identify generational differences as well as motivators and themes for appreciating employees of every generation appropriately.

“While it is important to recognize employees every day, Employee Appreciation Day reminds us to refocus our workforce appreciation efforts,” said Ashley Fina, president of Michael C. Fina. “With four generations working together, each has distinct characteristics that organizations need to take into account when appreciating their employees.”

According to Michael C. Fina, generational differences include:

  • Traditionalists (1922-1945) – Want their actions to connect with the good of the company. Recognition should hone in on service and loyalty with awards, trophies and plaques.
  • Baby Boomers (1946-1964) – Need to see how their actions make a difference so recognition should promote and reward performance.
  • Generation X (1965-1978) – Needs flexibility to get the job done based on their schedule and recognition should embrace these personal needs and goals.
  • Generation Y (1979-1988) – Connects their responsibilities to their personal goals with tangible evidence of credibility. For example, post about the employee’s career milestones on a Recognition Wall, an internal social platform.

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In order to help you quickly identify generational differences as well as motivators and themes for recognizing employees of every generation appropriately, Michael C. Fina, a leading provider of global employee recognition and incentive programs, launched a new infographic: “Appreciating A Multigenerational Workforce”. The infographic allows managers and leaders to quickly identify generational differences as well as motivators and themes for appreciating employees of every generation appropriately.

“While it is important to recognize employees every day, Employee Appreciation Day reminds us to refocus our workforce appreciation efforts,” said Ashley Fina, president of Michael C. Fina. “With four generations working together, each has distinct characteristics that organizations need to take into account when appreciating their employees.”

According to Michael C. Fina, generational differences include:

  • Traditionalists (1922-1945) – Want their actions to connect with the good of the company. Recognition should hone in on service and loyalty with awards, trophies and plaques.
  • Baby Boomers (1946-1964) – Need to see how their actions make a difference so recognition should promote and reward performance.
  • Generation X (1965-1978) – Needs flexibility to get the job done based on their schedule and recognition should embrace these personal needs and goals.
  • Generation Y (1979-1988) – Connects their responsibilities to their personal goals with tangible evidence of credibility. For example, post about the employee’s career milestones on a Recognition Wall, an internal social platform.

Appreciating A Multigenerational Workforce


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