Rewards and Recognition

Teaches the core principles of recognition and the benefits it brings to individuals and groups by way of job satisfaction, employee retention, and improved performance, and the consequences of withholding recognition. Focuses on planning, administering, and implementing an effective rewards and recognition program that utilizes both non-monetary and small-cost resources.

Reviewed: August 2014
(Reviewed for updates, but no changes were made.)

Re-versioned: July 2016

Learning Obj​​​​ectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define the terms reward and recognition
  • Identify the elements of rewarding and recognizing employees
  • Describe the consequences of failing to reward and recognize employees
  • Describe how to link a specific company value to specific employee behaviors
  • Determine a reward/recognition that is appropriate to the individual
  • Communicate the reward/recognition effectively
  • Describe the steps in creating a recognition plan
  • Create a recognition plan for employees


Any employee responsible for motivating staff regardless of the specific reporting relationships. This could include managers, supervisors, team leaders and mentors.

Course Credits

ABA Certificates​: This course applies to the following ABA Certificates:

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 Course Expiring


This course is no longer available for individual enrollments.

If you are already registered for this course or are registered through a certificate, you will have until January 2019 to complete it.

Check out our re-imagined course, Employee Recognition​.


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