Allison Beadle, MS, RD, LD
Editor, RDBA Weekly
Do you remember the last time someone in your company was recognized for their efforts? In all likelihood, there were a lot of positive outcomes—increased engagement, collaboration, and improved morale, visibility, etc.
For retail dietitians, it’s more important than ever to seek recognition for yourself or someone on your team. Why now? Because recognition not only delivers direct benefits to the person being recognized but to retail dietitian efforts as a whole. It’s the “rising tide floats all boats” effect: elevate the profile of one to elevate the profile of many.
By increasing the visibility of retail dietitians through recognition programs, we increase the influence of retail dietitians within their organization and enhance opportunities for career growth within the retail sector. Although many dietitians have been hired to work for retailers over the past several years, this career path has yet to realize its full potential in many ways. And an important step in advancing the career interests all retail dietitians—current and future—is drawing attention to the leadership efforts of retail dietitians through high visibility recognition programs.
What can you do to highlight the efforts of yourself or your team? It’s simple:
Where to look for recognition programs? Here are some tips:
Retail dietitians are in an important growth phase where visibility can greatly enhance opportunities, both short and long term. What can you do to recognize the efforts of you or your team today?