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Here, We Recognize!

Recognition makes us feel appreciated and valued. It also provides encouragement as we strive to carry out the mission of St. Vincent in our daily work. Whether it’s a positive shout-out during a meeting, a potluck lunch or simply a handwritten note, remember that recognition matters.

Recognition Ideas

  • Recognition from a Manager
    Recognition from a direct manager/supervisor is a proven contributor to employee engagement by noticing, acknowledging, and recognizing the efforts, contributions, and accomplishments of their staff and colleagues.
  • Peer-to-Peer Recognition
    Peer-to-peer recognition is the genuine expression of recognition exchanged between co-workers. Did a co-worker help you with a project or task? Give them a shout out at your next department meeting!
  • Celebrate Milestones
    Recognition of an employer's birthday, years of service, and other important milestones is a good way to boost employee engagement and let them know their work matters.
  • Professional Development
    Encourage your employees to take advantage of the tuition benefits, BUILD training, LYNDA courses, or other opportunities for professional development.
  • Casual Fridays
    Choose a day for your employees to wear DePaul apparel or casual attire.
  • Little Things Matter
    Whether it's a positive shout out, a potluck lunch, or a handwritten note, small and sincere gestures of appreciation mean a lot.

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Staff Recognition Award Program

The DePaul University Staff Recognition Award Program is designed to reward distinctive and exceptional achievements that go above and beyond an employee's core job duties.

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Vincentian Awards and Recognition

The Office of Mission and Ministry recognizes members of the DePaul community who "provide exemplary service in support of our mission and values."

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