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5 Reasons Surprise Matters (and how to embrace it)

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Surprises happens. Our connections with others help us better enjoy the good surprises and weather the bad ones.I love my job. I know I’m lucky I get to say that. Why do I love my job? Lots of reasons, but at the top of…See More
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You Asked: Answering Your Questions about The Power of Thanks (Part 2)

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – Social recognition is a very powerful means of creating and managing culture, when structured in a considered, thoughtful way.Continuing on my last post, below are the remaining questions asked in our recent webinar about our new book, The Power of…See More
Apr 17
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The Power of Thanks Is in Us All, if We’re Willing to Share It

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Simply expressing appreciation and gratitude to others can change perspectives for the better.I benefit from my job in the same ways most people do. I earn a paycheck that pays for a roof over my head and food in my belly. But because my company is focused on creating cultures of recognition and appreciation through the …See More
Apr 14
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Compensation Cafe: Power of Positivity at Work

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! — Research shows positive practices benefit your company, simply by caring for others.What’s the real Power of Thanks? It’s the ability of a simple expression of “thanks,” sincerely and specifically given, to create deeper connections between people. It’s through these connections…See More
Apr 10
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The Power of Thanks Named Silver Medalist in Axiom Business Book Awards

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – Awards are wonderful to receive, but it’s what we learn from them that has even more value.I am honored and pleased to announce that our latest book, The Power of Thanks, continues to earn accolades and win awards. This week we were awarded the …See More
Apr 7
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Compensation Cafe: A Paycheck Is Not Recognition for a Job Well Done

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! — Psychologically healthy employees require appropriate compensation and praise for their efforts. Are the two in balance in your organization?At a recent meeting discussing what contributions qualified as eligible for recognition, a meeting participant piped up, “Well, our hourly employees already get overtime pay for going above and beyond, so…See More
Mar 31
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Our “Stickiness” Problem: Retention, Opportunities or Feedback?

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – Employees need more opportunities, more regular conversations on performance, and more frequent recognition to overcome retention challenges.“People just don’t stick around like they used to.”How often have you heard that phrase in terms of employee retention goals, usually coupled with statements about “there’s just no loyalty anymore.”…See More
Mar 23
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Want More Happiness? Build Deeper Connections

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Deeper, more meaningful relationships with others are a fundamental driver of happiness.Today is the International Day of Happiness. (Yes, that’s a thing.) Each year, a new area of focus is assigned to help us all achieve greater happiness and inspire the same in others. This year, the focus is on…See More
Mar 20
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Creating the Culture You Want Requires Common Behaviors

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – People drive your culture through the behaviors they exhibit every day.Sure, getting an entire company of very different and unique individuals to align behind your mission is difficult. Even more so is getting them all to behave in the specific ways you or the leadership team have identified as most pivotal to company success.But if an entire country can…See More
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“Good Job” – 2 Most Harmful Words in the English Language?

by Brenda PohlmanRecognize This! – Consider carefully the words we use to recognize others and whether go-to phrases like ”good job” have a place in our recognition vocabulary.If you were among the millions of movie fans around the world who tuned in to the Oscars yesterday, you may know that the title of this post refers to a line from one of the films nominated for Best Picture.…See More
Mar 5
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Compensation Cafe: Millennials on the Market

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! — Career advancement can be perceived as only possible by changing organizations. Good leaders — and good cultures — give employees reasons to stay.Recognition and retention are inextricably linked with each other. There is extensive research showing employees who do not feel noticed or valued are far more likely to leave for a workplace where they are.…See More
Mar 2

Profile Information

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
Do you currently manage other HR professionals?
no
How did you hear about HRM Today? Please be specific.
CFO article
What's your Hometown?
Dublin
Are you interested in being contacted about HR opportunities?
no

Derek Irvine's Blog

Trends in Work Environments: Finding the Balance to WorkHuman

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

by Traci Pesch

Recognize This! –Benefits for some can be perceived as detractors by others. Finding the balance to serve all is key.

As part of my work, I get involved with many different customers across a wide variety of industries, located around the…

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Compensation Cafe: Fair Pay, Differentiated Rewards

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 3:58pm 0 Comments

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — Differentiating recognition and rewards for top performers is critical while still allowing for all to participate in the opportunity to be recognized for work well done.

I intentionally stirred the compensation and…

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5 Reasons Surprise Matters (and how to embrace it)

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 11:32am 0 Comments

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Surprises happens. Our connections with others help us better enjoy the good surprises and weather the bad ones.

I love my job. I know I’m lucky I get to say that. …

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You Asked: Answering Your Questions about The Power of Thanks (Part 2)

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 10:32am 0 Comments

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Social recognition is a very powerful means of creating and managing culture, when structured in a considered, thoughtful way.…

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You Asked: Answering Your Questions about The Power of Thanks (Part 1)

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:39am 0 Comments

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Social recognition is a very powerful means of creating and managing culture, when structured in a considered, thoughtful way.

Last week, Eric Mosley and I had the opportunity to participate in a webinar about our new…

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