Employee Recognition

“An employee’s motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.”
–Dr. Bob Nelson, Best Selling Author and Motivational Speaker

Why recognition matters:

The number one reason most people leave their job is that they don’t feel appreciated.

Managers recognizing employee performance increases engagement by almost 60 percent.

Organizations with strategic recognition programs in place exhibit 28 percent lower frustration levels than companies without recognition programs.

(Source: SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey, 2012)


At Fairview, we strive to be the best place to work and practice medicine. Employee recognition is crucial in making that happen. Frequent and timely appreciation contributes to a vibrant culture of engagement and helps to ensure employees feel motivated and satisfied.


We know our employees are at the HEART of everything we do. Now the HEART initiative—Honoring Excellence and Recognizing Teamwork—will be used to better share our gratitude and acknowledge employees’ contributions.

HEART is more than an acronym; it is a powerful set of tools that will empower all of us to recognize the key roles that our colleagues play each and every day.

Recognition Best Practices Guide