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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
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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
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“Good People Data Makes the Business Run Better”

Recognize This! – More sources for data on our most valuable asset – our people – is necessary to drive organization success.Data, specifically good data, drives successful companies. I call out the obvious with “good data” because a great deal of superfluous and even bad data floats around any company. As analysts often say, “correlation does not equal causation,” but correlation can…See More
Jun 13
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Exorcise Energy Vampires to Increase the Bottom Line

Recognize This! – Good performance cannot balance the negative impact of continuously destroying team moral.In yesterday’s post on the very intriguing work of …See More
Jun 3
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If More Pay Won’t Retain Employees, What Will?

Recognize This! – “More money” is the safe, easy answer for why employees leave. That doesn’t mean it’s true.Yesterday on Compensation Café I wrote about a Salary.com surveyshowing that even though employees report being happier in their jobs, more of them are reportedly…See More
Jun 2
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Onboarding New Employees into Your Company Culture

Recognize This! – Specific, timely recognition within the first 30 days is the fastest way to engage new hires into your organizational culture.As an HR pro or hiring manager, you’ve gone to great time and expense to find a smart and talented person to add to your team. Now you need to bring that person on board and integrate him or her into the role quickly. A fast onboarding ramp…See More
May 28
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Would You Buy from a Disengaged Retail Employee?

Recognize This! – Employee engagement with and deep understanding of brand values is especially critical in largely customer-facing industries.Have you ever had a poor customer service experience while shopping? Think back on a recent poor service experience. What did that make you think about the company, that brand, and your future plans to purchase again from the…See More
May 27

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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
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

07/23/2014: Would You Risk Your Job to Save Your CEO?

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:22am 0 Comments

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…

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07/22/2014: What’s Your Word for Your Attitude about Your Work?

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

Recognize This! – Happiness at work is all about your chosen attitude.

If I asked you to describe your attitude towards your work in one word, what would it be? Setting aside for a moment your feelings for work, the English language admittedly makes this difficult. German, for example, is a fascinating…

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07/21/2014: Observations from a SHRM First-Timer

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:04am 0 Comments

Recognize This! – The sign of an engaged professional is continuing to experience and learn from “firsts.”

Life is full of firsts. First steps, first words, first love, first job and so on. Good stuff.

I happen to be having a few firsts of my own recently. As someone who’s been working in the HR space for nearly…

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07/18/2014: The Secret to Effective Global Employee Recognition

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 4:01pm 0 Comments

Recognize This! – There is no secret “list” for how all employees in all cultures in all countries and organizations around the world like to be recognized.

I’m excited to join the Recognize This! blog. My plan in the coming months is to let you in on all the secrets, like: Do people in Japan believe in recognition? What motivates…

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07/17/2014: Happy Check! – An Instant Employee Engagement Benchmark

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 10:17am 0 Comments

Recognize This! – In-the-moment knowledge of employee engagement levels can deliver tremendous dividends for project success.

Did you ever wish you could instantly and easily assess an employee’s engagement level at any time, any place around the world? What about having a readily available benchmark tool that’s universally…

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