With the heightening competition in the global markets, organizations have realized that motivating employees through recognizing them may increase their competitive advantage. Employees are very important to the success of an organization hence when they are recognized they feel motivated and hence improve their performances. To start with, employee recognition can be defined as a tool of communication that rewards and reinforces the outcomes created by employees in an organization (Lussier, 2011). This is where employees’ activities are recognized in an organization. For instance, engaging employees in decision making and problem solving processes is a way of communicating to them that their efforts and capabilities are well recognized in the organization (Smith & Mazin, 2011). Different companies or organizations use different recognition programs but they are all aimed at achieving a common goal and objective. The role played by employees in achievement of the organizational goals and objectives cannot be underestimated. However, it may be challenging for a company to completely motivate employees according to their desires but showing efforts of motivation is an important aspect in any business (Hegar, 2011).