HRM Today Social Network

Derek Irvine
  • Male
  • Dublin
  • Ireland
Share Twitter

Derek Irvine's Friends

  • Steve Roesler
  • Guy Farmer
  • Abhishek Mittal

Derek Irvine's Groups

RSS

Engaging Employees on Their Way Out the Door?

Recognize This! – Is the best way to engage employees to focus on them when they leave? I’ll admit, I started to read this Fast Company article prejudiced to disagree with the premise – “the best opportunity to engage employees is how you treat them when they leave.” Ridiculous, right? They’re leaving! How does working [...]

5 Steps to Align Your Culture so All Employees Are Committed to Achieving Your Strategy

Recognize This! – Daily employee behaviors contribute to or detract from achieving company strategic objectives. Be sure you’re encouraging the right behaviors depending on your strategic objectives. Culture eats strategy… strategy trumps culture… On which side of the culture/strategy divide do you fall? I’ve written about this before, and I tend to side with culture [...]

Celebrating the “Average” among Us * Remembering Boston’s Heroes and Helpers

Recognize This! – True heroes often come from unexpected places. Today is a solemn day of remembrance and tribute. Our US headquarters are located near Boston, and several of our employees are regular runners of the Boston marathon. Last year was a brutal, heart-wrenching blow to all of us, but of course, no more so [...]

Compensation Cafe: Reverse the Purse – Get More Out of Spot Awards than Annual Incentives

Recognize This! – The frequency, timeliness and specificity of spot recognition delivers much greater benefit than delayed annual awards. In my most recent post on Compensation Cafe, I look at recent survey results from a a WorldatWork, Deloitte Consulting and Vivient Consulting report, showing employee incentive plans (as they term them) in various forms are [...]

Love at Work * 3 Ways to Get It Right

Recognize This! – We should be encouraging love at work, particularly companionate love, to increase employee engagement and retention. Love at work. If you’re in HR and reading that statement, likely you shuddered, even just a little. Usually, “love at work,” means some kind of relationship gone wrong, necessitating a new policy about relationships in [...]

Gifts Received

Gift

Derek Irvine has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Derek Irvine's Page

Latest Activity

Derek Irvine posted a blog post

Celebrating the “Average” among Us * Remembering Boston’s Heroes and Helpers

Recognize This! – True heroes often come from unexpected places.Today is a solemn day of remembrance and tribute. Our US headquarters are located near Boston, and several of our employees are regular runners of the Boston marathon. Last year was a brutal, heart-wrenching blow to all of us, but of course, no more so than to those who lost loved ones or survived the horrific…See More
Tuesday
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

Compensation Cafe: Reverse the Purse – Get More Out of Spot Awards than Annual Incentives

Recognize This! – The frequency, timeliness and specificity of spot recognition delivers much greater benefit than delayed annual awards.In my most recent post on Compensation Cafe, I look at recent survey results from a a WorldatWork, Deloitte Consulting and Vivient Consulting report, showing employee incentive plans (as they…See More
Monday
Derek Irvine posted blog posts
Apr 8
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

What Do Your Customers Really Want and Need? – Ask Them!

Recognize This! – Customers are a font of knowledge just waiting to be tapped.Last week I had the pleasure of joining colleagues and customers at Globoforce’s annual customer forum, Engage. We’re very particular about defining it as a customer forum and not a customer conference. The intent every year is to bring customers together so they can share directly their own experiences,…See More
Apr 7
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

3 Tips to Become an Exceptional Manager

Recognize This! – Selflessness, good assumptions and recognition are the most powerful tools in the good manager’s arsenal.In my most recent post on Compensation Café, I referenced a quote from Don Knauss, CEO of Clorox, about the “head” part of leadership. In Don’s terms, the…See More
Apr 2
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

Compensation Cafe: 3 Steps to Get Even More Out of Compensation

Recognize This! – In it’s most broad definition, “compensation” can encompass all of Total Rewards. How are you bringing the power of your Total Rewards to drive what is most important your organization’s success?Today on Compensation Cafe, I use the insights…See More
Apr 1
Derek Irvine posted blog posts
Mar 28
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

Don’t Just Thank Employees * Show Your Appreciation These 3 Ways

Recognize This! – A positive relationship built on respect is fundamental to building a culture of recognition and a relationship built on appreciation.It’s no surprise to regular readers that my favorite topic of conversation on this blog is how we can all do a better job of sharing our appreciation for each other’s efforts at work and, more importantly, why it’s important we do so. Of course…See More
Mar 20
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

Horrible Bosses: Do These 2 Things to Reform Them into Star Leaders

Recognize This! – Reforming horrible bosses relies on focusing on feedback skills, both positive and negative.Do you work for a horrible boss? Have you ever?Some of my favorite email feeds are from SmartBrief. In short, easy-to-read snippets, I can skim through the latest news, blogs and commentary on topics relevant to leadership, executives, technology and management. A recent SmartBrief on Leadership email…See More
Mar 19
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

5 Lessons Learned from Employee Reactions to “Employee Appreciation Day”

Recognize This! – A culture of recognition relies on employee perception of ongoing appreciation and acknowledgment of exceptional behaviors, effort and results.In honor of Employee Appreciation Day last Friday, my CEO Eric Mosley shared “10 Tips for Recognizing…See More
Mar 13
Derek Irvine posted blog posts
Mar 11
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

Today on Compensation Cafe – Take a NAP for Effective Employee Recognition

Recognize This! – Effective employee recognition requires more than a casual “Hey, thanks!”Check out my post today on Compensation Cafe. I explain why employee recognition and appreciation is quite possibly one of the most powerful, positive means of impacting…See More
Mar 5
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

The Real Reason to Worry about Indicators of Employees Ready to Quit

Recognize This! – “I quit but forgot to tell you” employees are costing you more than you think.Making the round of blogs lately is a …See More
Mar 4
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

Why Employee Engagement Doesn’t Work

Recognize This! – Buzzwords don’t deliver desired results. Effort to communicate meaning and value does.There seems to be a good bit of push-back against employee engagement lately. I can’t say I’m surprised. This is fairly typical as any good idea or methodology morphs into a buzzword over time. However, the fundamental problem isn’t with the concept, but with …See More
Feb 28
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

Compensation Cafe: It’s Weather, Not Climate

Recognize This! – Know your goals for recognition versus incentives: broad impact on all over the long term, or short-term impact on fewer.Are you as tired of this endless winter as my New England-based team is? Check out my most recent post on Compensation Cafe my reaction to news…See More
Feb 26
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Social Recognition * How JetBlue Got Its Lift

Recognize This! – Social recognition has most impact when it touches all employees frequently, wherever and however they work, to drive the data needed to make smart talent and business decisions.During my career as an employee recognition strategist and consultant, I’ve had the honor and privilege of working with many truly innovative and forward thinking company leaders who want to do right…See More
Feb 21

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

Celebrating the “Average” among Us * Remembering Boston’s Heroes and Helpers

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:38pm 0 Comments

Recognize This! – True heroes often come from unexpected places.

Today is a solemn day of remembrance and tribute. Our US headquarters are located near Boston, and several of our employees are regular runners of the Boston marathon. Last year was a brutal, heart-wrenching blow to all of us, but of course, no more…

Continue

Compensation Cafe: Reverse the Purse – Get More Out of Spot Awards than Annual Incentives

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 11:36am 0 Comments

Recognize This! – The frequency, timeliness and specificity of spot recognition delivers much greater benefit than delayed annual awards.

In my most recent post on Compensation Cafe, I look at recent survey results from a a…

Continue

Love at Work * 3 Ways to Get It Right

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:21pm 0 Comments

Recognize This! – We should be encouraging love at work, particularly companionate love, to increase employee engagement and retention.

Love at work. If you’re in HR and reading that statement, likely you shuddered, even just a little. Usually, “love at work,” means some kind of relationship gone…

Continue

The Power of Thanks During M&A – 5 Steps to Merge Company Cultures

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 4:34pm 0 Comments



Recognize This! – Culture is the most powerful (and the most neglected) tool for successful M&A.

Mercer periodically puts out terrific infographics summarizing research around a particular topic. The most recent is “People Issues Affect M&A Transactions More Than Ever” (see it at right or …

Continue

What Do Your Customers Really Want and Need? – Ask Them!

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:46am 0 Comments

Recognize This! – Customers are a font of knowledge just waiting to be tapped.

Last week I had the pleasure of joining colleagues and customers at Globoforce’s annual customer forum, Engage. We’re very particular about defining it as a customer forum and not a customer conference. The intent every year is to…

Continue

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of HRM Today Social Network to add comments!

Join HRM Today Social Network

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

Official Blogger

Internal Branding

Members

Workforce Surveys

Workforce Surveys

© 2014   Created by Erik Samdahl.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service