27 Best Reward & Recognition Quotes To Supercharge Your Workforce

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Best Reward & Recognition Quotes

Words- good/ bad, both when spoken in a point of time can leave a deep. lasting, and life changing impact on the person they were said to. Maybe, upon realising the same, in recent years, rewards and recognition has emerged as an integral attribute for company’s leadership. While all managers, HRs and other stakeholders know its importance, most still don’t get it quite right. For it is a game of words and not everyone would know all the poetic lines and fancy words to praise their employees and peers.


27 Best Reward and Recognition Quotes

So, we come forward to help through this blog, wherein, we share with you 27 best reward and recognition quotes. Use them to convey the importance of rewards and recognition, to highlight the little wins or just to increase your scope of understanding.


We have divided the quotes in 4 sections-

  1. Best Rewards And Recognition Quotes To Motivate Employees
  2. Best Rewards and Recognition Quotes By And For Successful Leaders
  3. Best Employee Recognition Sayings Managers Should Know
  4. More Reward and Recognition Quotes For Everyone

Also, if you are using an HR software for R&R, in each section, we share our two cents on how HROne can be optimally utilised in the process.
Let’s begin!


Best Rewards And Recognition Quotes To Motivate Employees

R&R plays a huge role in keeping the employees motivated and enthusiastic to work on new ideas or come up with some. When an employee is rewarded and recognised, it isn’t only him getting the adrenaline to outperform his best but also a push for others in the team. They want to be like him i.e. do better.

Below are a few quotes on rewards and recognition that can help you motivate your employees to appreciate each other and perform to their fullest potential.


Reward and recognition Quote #1-

“If everyone is moving forward then success takes care of itself.” 0 Henry Ford


Reward and recognition Quote #2-

“You know one person can make a difference and everyone should try.” – John F. Kennedy. Former President of USA


Reward and Recognition Quote #3-

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” –Aristotle, Greek Philosopher


Reward and Recognition Quote #4-

“Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.” – Steven Pressfield


Reward and Recognition Quote #5-

“A brave man acknowledges the strengths of others”- Veronica Roth


Reward and Recognition Quote #6-

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”– Mahatma Gandhi


Reward and Recognition Quote #7-

“It’s not usual to speak of an employee as a partner, and yet, what else is he?- Unknown


Reward and Recognition Quote #8-

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.”- Unknown


How HROne HR software helps employees do R&R?
To accelerate peer to peer recognition and develop team spirit employees give badges to each other for professional and interpersonal skills across departments and entities.


Best Rewards and Recognition Quotes By And For Successful Leaders

Seeing hard work going unnoticed or underestimated by management discourages employees the most. As per Entrepreneur.com, a whopping 82% employees feel they don’t get enough recognition. Undeniably, poor reward and recognition program leaves the employees first feeling like they shouldn’t put their brain and heart in office work and secondly it leaves them wondering if they could find a better employer who finds them full of worth.

Saying thank you and patting your employees for all the hard work they put in doesn’t cost anything. However, if not done, you may end up incurring training and recruitment costs all over again. Below we share some reward and recognition quotes to help you be better at it.


Reward and Recognition Quote #9-

“Make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, has meaningful impact and is contributing to the good of the society.” – Larry Page. Cofounder. Google


Reward and Recognition Quote #10-

Recognition is not a scarce resource. You can’t use it up or run out of it.” –Susan M. Heathfield, About.com Human Resources Expert


Reward and Recognition Quote #11-

“If you don’t create a great rewarding place for people to work, they won’t do great work”- Ari Weinzweig


Reward and Recognition Quote #12-

“Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of the employees, they’ll take care of the clients.”sir richard branson


Reward and Recognition Quote #13-

“Treat your employees like an investment, not a cost.” – Dan Sullivan. American Senator


Reward and Recognition Quote #14-

“The way your employees feel is the way your customers feel. And if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers.” – Sybil F. Stershic. American Author


Reward and Recognition Quote #15-

“Treat your employee right so they won’t use your Internet to look for new jobs.” – Mark Zuckerberg. CEO, Facebook


Reward and Recognition Quote #16-

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek


Reward and Recognition Quote #17-

“Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated.”–Robert McNamara, Fmr. American Secretary of Defense


Reward and Recognition Quote #18-

“People want to know they matter and they want to be treated as people. That’s the new talent contract.”


How HROne HR software helps leaders do R&R?

CXOs and HR check moodbot, a daily emotional meter and insights like best new performers, best overall performer and more, on both, a holistic and granular level. The information can be harnessed to promote (recognise) the employees or give a bonus.


Best Employee Recognition Sayings Managers Should Know

Forbes, in its list of why employees quit revealed that the reason majority of them quit is because of poor interactions with their managers. It is certainly not easy to appreciate daily but consistent recognition with a few rewards do the trick. Plus, instead of trying to focus on the weaknesses, highlighting and playing on each of your team members’ strength works for everyone.

Read some of the quotes on reward and recognition wherein we attempt to highlight how and why managers should do rewards and recognition right! 


Rewards and Recognition Quote #19-

“Everyone wants to be appreciated. So if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.” – Mary Kay Ash


Rewards and Recognition Quote #20-

“You don’t tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they’ll surprise you with their results.” – General George Patton. American Army General


Rewards and Recognition Quote #21-

“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


Rewards and Recognition Quote #22-

“You’ve got to get your team not only to understand the company brand but also to understand their personal brand.” – Amber Hurdle, CEO, AHC


Rewards and Recognition Quote #23-

“Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.” – Sam Walton


Rewards and Recognition Quote #24-

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” – Max DePree


How HROne HR software helps managers do R&R?

To boost team morale, upon tracking the progress of team in the HR software, managers can give badges and even monetary rewards to their team members redeemable via pine perks.


More Reward and Recognition Quotes For Everyone


Reward and Recognition Quote #25-

It’s very inexpensive to give a compliment- Joyce Meyer


Rewards and Recognition Quote #26-

You become strong by lifting others up, not pulling them down- Matshona Dhliwayo


Rewards and Recognition Quote #27-

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. – Jim Stovall

It is true that people work for money but walk an extra mile for rewards and recognition. We hope the aforementioned quotes on reward and recognition help you in elevating employee experience, in understanding its importance and getting some direction to get it right. However, to make your reward and recognition program a true success, you must ensure that it is supported with continual growth and progress. Otherwise, the words of praise, improvement and success would not create the desired impact. 


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Sukriti Saini

Sukriti Saini works as a content marketing strategist at HROne. She has done Bachelors in Journalism from Delhi University and carries several years of experience in content development. HR trends, Productivity, Performance and topics related to Employee Engagement garner most of her writing interest here. During leisure, she loves to write and talk about fashion, food & life.

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