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Rethink Internal Company Networking to Make Friends and Propel your Career

by Traci PeschRecognize This! – Rubbing elbows with management at company outings might not get you as far as making friends with your coworkers.Summer is the season for company outings. A company-wide trip to the amusement park or a community service event. These outings are meant to create…See More
Aug 25
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What GE, Accenture, Adobe and Microsoft Have in Common

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – More and more companies are turning a critical eye on the traditional annual performance review process as the primary means for employee feedback.This month, Derek Irvine (our chief blogger here on Recognize This!) wrote a couple of posts on Compensation Café about decoupling pay from the…See More
Aug 19
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A Master Class in Recognition Messages from The Daily Show

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Great messages of recognition require details about the meaningful and long-lasting impact the recipient has had on the giver.Though I usually catch it in replays, The Daily Show is one of my favorite TV shows. I appreciate how it consistently captures the news of the moment, often tackling very uncomfortable subjects with humor, shining a…See More
Aug 17
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2 Critical Budget Considerations for Employee Social Recognition Programs

By Derek IrvineRecognize This! – Budgets must be appropriately established to reach all employees in a differentiated and calibrated way.“How should I structure an employee recognition program that will have the kind of impact I’m seeking?”That has to be one of the most common questions I hear when discussing strategy for a social recognition approach that drives desired…See More
Aug 11
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Aug 7
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Gallup: Why Only 15% of Germany’s Workers Are Engaged

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – 85% of Germany’s workers are not engaged or actively disengaged, costing the EU’s largest economy €275 billion each year.I often write about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how being recognized is critical to our sense of…See More
Aug 5
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Disengaged Employees and the Risk of Inside Hackers

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – Successfully engaging your employees instills a loyalty that can prevent company insiders from leaking private information.It seems we hear about more breaches of companies’ customers’ personal or financial information nearly every month. When companies suffer security breaches, costs are significant, but financial losses can be…See More
Jul 30
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Jul 24
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Rules of Enchantment to Bring More Romance to Work (the HR-Approved Way)

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – We all could use more romance at work, when we think of romance in terms of celebrating emotion, the individual, imagination, nature and spontaneity.One of my personal career highs was the opportunity to lead a panel discussion at Work Human last month. The panelists were all authors of tremendous books…See More
Jul 22
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Compensation Cafe: Why Work Is More than a Paycheck

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! — Work can and should be more than a means to a paycheck. The benefits to us as individuals accrete exponentially with such an outlook.For too many and for too long “work” has meant “a place to get a paycheck and leave as quickly as possible.” But work can and should be so much more – fulfilling, meaningful and of value personally. No, our jobs won’t be…See More
Jul 15
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3 Characteristics of Superstar B-Players

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Not everyone can be on the starting team, but the A-players wouldn’t achieve great success without a roster of strong B-players behind them.I’m a Red Sox fan. I came by my fandom honestly – I married a diehard Red Sox fan in 2004, and so started watching Sox games in self-defense. (But…See More
Jul 13
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5 Human Truths in the Modern Workplace and How to Address Them

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – We are all human. Our workplaces, relationships and interactions need to reflect our humanity to help us all deliver more productively and achieve success together.I had the pleasure and honor of speaking again this year at SHRM’s 2015 annual conference. My topic – “The Power of Thanks: Bringing Workplace Gratitude to the Next…See More
Jul 7
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Jul 2
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Captain Obvious: Good Bosses Talk with People

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Not recognizing employee achievements is the top communication issue preventing effective leadership.Confession time. I like commercials. Well, I like good, engaging, funny or emotional commercials. I cry every time I see that Folgers commercial with the soldier coming home for…See More
Jul 1
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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
Jun 24
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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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Do you have a Human Resources blog?
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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?
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Dublin
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Derek Irvine's Blog

Rethink Internal Company Networking to Make Friends and Propel your Career

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

by Traci Pesch

Recognize This! – Rubbing elbows with management at company outings might not get you as far as making friends with your coworkers.

Summer is the season for company outings. A company-wide trip to the amusement park or a community service…

Continue

What GE, Accenture, Adobe and Microsoft Have in Common

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – More and more companies are turning a critical eye on the traditional annual performance review process as the primary means for employee feedback.

This month, Derek Irvine (our chief blogger here on …

Continue

A Master Class in Recognition Messages from The Daily Show

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 9:44am 0 Comments

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Great messages of recognition require details about the meaningful and long-lasting impact the recipient has had on the giver.

Though I usually catch it in replays, …

Continue

2 Critical Budget Considerations for Employee Social Recognition Programs

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 11:54am 0 Comments

By Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Budgets must be appropriately established to reach all employees in a differentiated and calibrated way.

“How should I structure an employee recognition program that will have the kind of impact I’m seeking?”

That…

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Thermostat Wars: How to Stop Freezing Productivity and Bringing Workers to a Boil

Posted on August 7, 2015 at 10:25am 0 Comments

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Office climate control has a great deal to do with productivity, happiness, and how we WorkHuman.

Have you ever walked into a company and noticed that the person in the front desk is hunched over, wearing three sweaters,…

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