Giving thanks; HR seeks staff input

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In an effort to learn what types of recognition DePaul employees would appreciate most, the Office of Human Resources will host focus group sessions for staff. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
November has become a traditional time to give thanks. In the spirit of this special time of year, the Office of Human Resources would like to work with DePaul staff members to find the best ways to recognize the outstanding work of our colleagues.

"Taking the time to notice and recognize the hard work individuals do every day can make a world of difference," says Isabel Diaz, director of employee relations and engagement. "It can help keep staff motivated and boost engagement."

A recent climate survey indicated DePaul staff would like to see increased efforts in nonmonetary recognition. In an effort to learn what types of recognition DePaul employees would appreciate most, the Office of Human Resources will host focus group sessions on Nov. 16 and 17 on DePaul's Loop Campus. Due to a strong RSVP response from participants, an additional session will be held on Dec. 5.

The focus groups will provide opportunities for staff to voice their opinions and express what types of non-monetary recognition matter most to them. Would it be nice to be individually acknowledged in a departmental meeting? What about a staff lunch? Would you like tickets to a game at Wintrust Arena? What ways of receiving thanks would you value most?

Once HR has gathered feedback from these focus groups, a survey will be sent to all DePaul staff members allowing everyone the opportunity to share their thoughts.

The Office of Human Resources would like to thank our colleagues for such a positive response to the focus groups. We look forward to receiving everyone's feedback.