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Want to Motivate Others? Understand Your EQ First

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Motivating others takes much more than a platitude hung on the wall.Typically when I see articles titled “How to Motivate Employees” my back goes up a little. Motivation is complex and as much the responsibility of the person you’re trying to motivate as it is you own as a manager or leader.The infographic below (from …See More
Dec 12
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Lapel Pins in an Age of “What’s a Lapel?”

by Andrea GappmayerRecognize This! – When thinking of employee rewards, at the forefront of your mind should be “What is rewarding to the employee?,” not “What have we always done?”I had coffee with a group of friends last Sunday morning. One friend is a 25-year-old who works at one of the well-known Silicon Valley high tech companies.We were all talking about our lives—kids, jobs, dogs—and I…See More
Dec 8
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Finding Your Hidden Heroes – Listen to Their Peers

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Your “Steady Eddie” employees are the people who make it possible for your stars to shine. They deserve recognition and praise, too.If Traci Pesch can blog about …See More
Dec 2
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Thank You for Your Service – A Lesson in the Power of Thanks From Our Military Service Members

by Brenda PohlmanRecognize This! – When recognition and appreciation fully permeate your culture, astounding things can be accomplished, often in the worst of situations.If you ever doubted the power of recognition, consider the military. I’d venture to say that perhaps no institution on the planet is better at recognition than our armed forces.Today is …See More
Dec 1
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Want to Increase Employee Engagement? Communicate Meaning & Value of Work

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – Employee engagement is increasing in most factors, but we’re still falling short in recognizing employees and providing them with the tools to do the job well.Last Friday, I shared information showing that increasing employee engagement is one of the best ways you can help …See More
Nov 24
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Service Awards or Service Ignored?

by Andrea GappmayerRecognize This! – Your years of service anniversary approach sends a very loud message to employees. Is it the one you want them to hear?Many years ago, I was a radio disc jockey. One of those years, I was actually voted “Best DJ in Utah” by readers of one of the local papers. I was flattered, thrilled, and excited!I walked into work that day and my cubicle was…See More
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07/23/2014: Would You Risk Your Job to Save Your CEO?

Recognize This! – Loyalty is earned, every day, in actions both big and small.I’m based outside of Boston, Mass. Big news in these parts during the last week is the work stoppage by employees at Market Basket, a New England-wide, family-owned, grocery store chain with more than 70 stores, approximately 25,000 employees…See More
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07/15/2014: New Look, New Contributors, New Resources

Recognize This! – I work with smart, insightful and wise consultants every day. Now is my opportunity to share their expertise with you.Today is an auspicious day for the Recognize This! blog. As online readers can easily see, we’ve completely overhauled the look and feel of the site (email readers, …See More
Jul 16
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Round-Up: Meeting the President, Motivating Employees, and More Stack Ranking Failures

Recognize This! – Lessons for the power of recognition and appreciation can come from nearly any avenue, if we pay attention.What Globoforce Learned When We Met the President (Globoforce…See More
Jul 11
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What’s the Value of Measuring Employee Satisfaction?

Recognize This! – There is value in employee satisfaction surveys, when conducted and analyzed properly.In various blog posts over the years (see …See More
Jul 7
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Do you have a Human Resources blog?
yes
What's your blog URL or website?
http://www.recognizethisblog.com
What is your Twitter URL?
http://twitter.com/DerekIrvine
What is your HR area of expertise?
Recognition, rewards, incentives
What is your current title?
VP of Client Strategy and Consulting
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CFO article
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Dublin
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Derek Irvine's Blog

Want to Motivate Others? Understand Your EQ First

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Motivating others takes much more than a platitude hung on the wall.

Typically when I see articles titled “How to Motivate Employees” my back goes up a little. Motivation is complex and as much the…

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Lapel Pins in an Age of “What’s a Lapel?”

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 12:41pm 0 Comments

by Andrea Gappmayer

Recognize This! – When thinking of employee rewards, at the forefront of your mind should be “What is rewarding to the employee?,” not “What have we always done?”

I had coffee with a group of friends last Sunday morning. One friend is a 25-year-old…

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Compensation Cafe: Give Your Employees the Benefit of Space

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 2:27pm 0 Comments

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – We spend more time at work than anywhere else (while awake). The space we work in can be a key contributor to engagement, enablement, and productivity.

Does your office have an open office plan? More importantly, does that…

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A Thanksgiving Tradition

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 4:55pm 0 Comments

Guest Post by Don MacPherson

Recognize This! – The root of gratitude is noticing and appreciating how others help us achieve that for which we are grateful.

(Editor’s Note: In the spirit of recognition and gratitude, especially at this…

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Finding Your Hidden Heroes – Listen to Their Peers

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 2:27pm 0 Comments

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Your “Steady Eddie” employees are the people who make it possible for your stars to shine. They deserve recognition and praise, too.

If Traci Pesch can blog about …

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