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Compensation Cafe: Keeping Top Employees in an Era of Disappearing Raises

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! — Frequent, timely and appropriately calibrated awards can be a more effective means of rewarding employees fairly than mediocre merit increase budgets.Without directly intending it, my last two posts on Compensation Cafeaddressed how to keep and reward your top performers in a compensation…See More
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We Really Aren’t Working as Hard as We Say We Are

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – A good sign of a misguided approach to measuring value at work is when we game the major mechanism of measuring that value.We have a problem at work. We seem to have jumped ahead to robot era, forgetting that we’re really humans. Humans with volatile emotions, a need to sleep, competitive and compassionate natures, complex lives. We are messy. And…See More
Jun 22
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Why Applying Important Life Skills at Work Matters

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – Expressing your appreciation to others is a skill and muscle that requires practice and exercise, in all avenues of life.I’ve many sources for inspiration for this blog, but one that has rapidly become a favorite is LinkedIn. LinkedIn has become a powerful resource for far more than recruiting…See More
Jun 18
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What’s the Opposite of Saying “Thanks?”

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – Deep, meaningful connections are created when we become vulnerable to express our appreciation to others and humbly receive it, too.We are returned from WorkHuman inspired, invigorated, and energized for developing this movement to create and support workplaces where we can bring our whole…See More
Jun 15
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Let’s WorkHuman Together

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! –WorkHuman isn’t an event. It’s an idea, an action, a movement, a result.I’m back in the office after spending the week at our inaugural WorkHuman event. I am very much on a conference high, deeply influenced and affected by everything we learned about how – together – we can be happier, healthier, more motivated, more engaged in matters most to us, and so much more.What does all this look like? It’s about…See More
Jun 12
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3 Attributes of a WorkHuman Culture

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – Every workplace has a culture for good or ill. Creating a WorkHuman culture requires transparency, resources and evolution over time.One of my go-to blogs for continual learning in HR is Sharlyn Lauby’s HR Bartender. In particular, …See More
Jun 4
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Cultures of Recognition Don’t Create Themselves

by Traci PeschRecognize This! – Leadership, involvement by all, and strong communications are critical to making recognition and appreciation part of the daily rhythm of work.During my career at Globoforce, I’ve had the pleasure of working with dozens of companies across nearly every industry type. While my role is consult…See More
Jun 2
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3 Lessons on the Power of Thanks on Vacation

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Appreciation and gratitude for others are powerful forces that are always at work, if we choose to notice them.Last week I enjoyed my first “real” vacation in many years. Learning from the experts I’ve been studying in preparation for WorkHuman next month, I fully disconnected and focused on…See More
Jun 1
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The Power of Thanks * 33Voices Interview

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! — Thanks and appreciation are powerful because the expression of thanks requires acknowledgement of the actions, achievements, behaviors and contributions of others.One of my greatest professional pleasures in 2014 was collaborating again with Globoforce CEO Eric Mosley to write The Power…See More
May 27
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Are You in Need of a Work-Life Reset?

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Work-life balance is a myth, but we can learn to blend work and life through purpose, positivity and possibilities.Rounding out my book review posts for the author panel I’ll be leading at WorkHuman is …See More
May 19
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Trends in Employee Recognition: Culture-Oriented/Results-Driven

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! — Results-driven recognition programs that focus on deeply embedding recognition into the company culture have the greatest impact on employee engagement, motivation, satisfaction and retention.WorldatWork released their latest“Trends in Employee Recognition” report this…See More
May 18
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

Another Mark of a True Leader: Inspiration

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – Leaders must first inspire others to follow of their own accord.If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my career, it’s that you can’t just declare yourself a leader and expect others to follow. True leaders inspire others to find the best in themselves to work together to accomplish a goal. And true leaders can be anyone, at any level,…See More
May 15
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

Overcoming the “Overwhelm” – A Book Review and Encouragement in the Midst of “Busy”

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Trying to do more, better, faster actually leads to accomplishing less, at lower quality. Finding true balance between work, love and play makes us all more productive, happy, and healthy.I can’t remember the last “business” book that made me ride a roller-coaster of emotion as I read, unable to put it down. That’s precisely how …See More
May 12
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

The Mark of a True Leader: Generosity

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! — Leaders always put the needs of others first, a true mark of generosity.What makes a real leader? (And you aren’t a leader unless others are willing to follow you and create success together.) Real leaders are generous with everything at their disposal – time, wisdom, opportunity, money and, above all else, recognition and praise.…See More
May 11
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Latest SHRM Survey Supports Employee Need to “WorkHuman”

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – What makes us happy, satisfied and engaged at work? Deeper connections and relationships with colleagues and a stronger sense of meaningful work.SHRM released its annual “Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Report” yesterday. I wrote about it in more depth on Compensation Café…See More
May 5
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

Let’s Stop Calling Them “B-Players”

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – All employees contribute to the success of the company, just maybe not from center stage.I’ve been working in this space at the intersection of people, HR, technology, and appreciation for many years now. In that time, I’ve seen, heard and read many different attitudes and approaches for how to motivate others, how to manage talent, how to rank…See More
Apr 30

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Do you have a Human Resources blog?
yes
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http://www.recognizethisblog.com
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http://twitter.com/DerekIrvine
What is your HR area of expertise?
Recognition, rewards, incentives
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VP of Client Strategy and Consulting
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Dublin
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Derek Irvine's Blog

Compensation Cafe: Keeping Top Employees in an Era of Disappearing Raises

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 4:12pm 0 Comments

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — Frequent, timely and appropriately calibrated awards can be a more effective means of rewarding employees fairly than mediocre merit increase budgets.

Without directly intending it, my last two posts on …

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We Really Aren’t Working as Hard as We Say We Are

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 2:29pm 0 Comments

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – A good sign of a misguided approach to measuring value at work is when we game the major mechanism of measuring that value.

We have a problem at work. We seem to have jumped ahead to robot era, forgetting that we’re really…

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Why Applying Important Life Skills at Work Matters

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 2:27pm 0 Comments

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Expressing your appreciation to others is a skill and muscle that requires practice and exercise, in all avenues of life.

I’ve many sources for inspiration for this blog, but one that has rapidly become a favorite is …

Continue

What’s the Opposite of Saying “Thanks?”

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Deep, meaningful connections are created when we become vulnerable to express our appreciation to others and humbly receive it, too.

We are returned from …

Continue

Let’s WorkHuman Together

Posted on June 12, 2015 at 12:06pm 0 Comments

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! –WorkHuman isn’t an event. It’s an idea, an action, a movement, a result.

I’m back in the office after spending the week at our inaugural WorkHuman event. I am very much on a conference high, deeply influenced and affected by everything we learned about how – together – we can be happier,…

Continue

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