How to Congratulate and Recognize Individuals for their Success

October 28th, 2016

Your employees are a truly incredible bunch. They’re intelligent, driven, hardworking, and they truly care about the future of your organization. These people could work anywhere, but they’ve chosen your company.

The bar you’ve set for your employees is high, because they’ve proven they can handle it, but that doesn’t mean you can take them for granted. Every small accomplishment certainly doesn’t need to be called out, but failing to recognize exceptional efforts seriously decreases morale and lowers job satisfaction levels.

Make sure your staffers know how much you appreciate everything they do by taking the time to stop and congratulate seriously impressive wins. There’s many different ways to do this, so find the best fit for both the person and your organization.

Personal Acknowledgements

A sincere thank you from the boss means the world to employees. There are many different ways to deliver the message, so take each individual personality into consideration. Those who like being the center of attention will greatly enjoy being praised in front of everyone at a staff meeting. Conversely, employees who are very shy will likely prefer to receive recognition in a less public manner, such as an email sent to the group or simply a private conversation in your office.

Financial Rewards and Incentives

If your budget can handle it, pairing praise with a cash bonus, a gift card, or an extra vacation day can make success even sweeter. This is a nice way to give the person a little something for themselves, after they’ve worked so hard to achieve incredible results for the company. Little perks like these really make people feel appreciated, subsequently increasing their sense of company loyalty.

Well-Deserved Promotions

It might not immediately follow a personal milestone, but rewarding success by promoting from within builds a strong company culture. There’s no better way to recognize an employee’s contributions than giving their entire career a boost by bumping them up to the next level. People will be even more motivated to put their best efforts forward if they know they’ll be able to grow their career at your company.

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February 28th, 2014

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Minimum Requirements:

  • 3 years of experience working with software testing, test plan development, and overall software quality assurance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.

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Software Developer Job Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of software developers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2012 to 2022 ─ which is double the total of 11 percent for predicted for all occupations. Rapid growth rates are due to the major increase in demand for computer software.

The BLS notes that software developers held approximately 1 million jobs in 2012. Industries employing the greatest number of these professionals include:

  • 32% ─ Computer systems and design services
  • 9% ─ Computer and electronic product manufacturing
  • 8% ─ Manufacturing
  • 7% ─ Software publishers

Working as a Software Developer
Software developers are in charge of the entire development process, from start to finish. They’re tasked with creating applications that people want and making them user friendly. When functioning issues arise, it’s the development team’s responsibility to fix them. Most software developers work very closely with others, as the job is a very collaborative process.

Most software developers work full-time. Long hours are common, as more than 25 percent reported working more than 40 hours per week in 2012, according to the BLS.

Job duties of a software developer vary, but typically include:

  • Analyzing user needs
  • Designing modules piece-by-piece
  • Crafting models and diagrams to assist programmers in writing code
  • Continuous maintenance and testing of applications
  • Careful documentation of applications to use for future reference and maintenance


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