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Are You in Need of a Work-Life Reset?

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Work-life balance is a myth, but we can learn to blend work and life through purpose, positivity and possibilities.Rounding out my book review posts for the author panel I’ll be leading at WorkHuman is …See More
May 19
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Trends in Employee Recognition: Culture-Oriented/Results-Driven

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! — Results-driven recognition programs that focus on deeply embedding recognition into the company culture have the greatest impact on employee engagement, motivation, satisfaction and retention.WorldatWork released their latest“Trends in Employee Recognition” report this…See More
May 18
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Another Mark of a True Leader: Inspiration

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – Leaders must first inspire others to follow of their own accord.If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my career, it’s that you can’t just declare yourself a leader and expect others to follow. True leaders inspire others to find the best in themselves to work together to accomplish a goal. And true leaders can be anyone, at any level,…See More
May 15
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

Overcoming the “Overwhelm” – A Book Review and Encouragement in the Midst of “Busy”

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Trying to do more, better, faster actually leads to accomplishing less, at lower quality. Finding true balance between work, love and play makes us all more productive, happy, and healthy.I can’t remember the last “business” book that made me ride a roller-coaster of emotion as I read, unable to put it down. That’s precisely how …See More
May 12
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

The Mark of a True Leader: Generosity

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! — Leaders always put the needs of others first, a true mark of generosity.What makes a real leader? (And you aren’t a leader unless others are willing to follow you and create success together.) Real leaders are generous with everything at their disposal – time, wisdom, opportunity, money and, above all else, recognition and praise.…See More
May 11
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Latest SHRM Survey Supports Employee Need to “WorkHuman”

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – What makes us happy, satisfied and engaged at work? Deeper connections and relationships with colleagues and a stronger sense of meaningful work.SHRM released its annual “Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Report” yesterday. I wrote about it in more depth on Compensation Café…See More
May 5
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

Let’s Stop Calling Them “B-Players”

by Derek IrvineRecognize This! – All employees contribute to the success of the company, just maybe not from center stage.I’ve been working in this space at the intersection of people, HR, technology, and appreciation for many years now. In that time, I’ve seen, heard and read many different attitudes and approaches for how to motivate others, how to manage talent, how to rank…See More
Apr 30
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Why We Must Bring More Romance to Work

by Lynette SilvaRecognize This! – Romance at work is about focusing not on the end goal, but the experience in getting there (and the people we get there with).Today, I’m continuing my series of book reviews in preparation for the WorkHuman panel with the authors on “Unexpected Innovations: Changing How We Think about a Human…See More
Apr 28
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Apr 24
Derek Irvine posted a blog post

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
Apr 21
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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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Apr 16
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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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http://www.recognizethisblog.com
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http://twitter.com/DerekIrvine
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Recognition, rewards, incentives
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VP of Client Strategy and Consulting
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Derek Irvine's Blog

Are You in Need of a Work-Life Reset?

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 4:06pm 0 Comments

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Work-life balance is a myth, but we can learn to blend work and life through purpose, positivity and possibilities.

Rounding out my book review posts for the author panel I’ll be leading at …

Continue

Trends in Employee Recognition: Culture-Oriented/Results-Driven

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 2:28pm 0 Comments

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — Results-driven recognition programs that focus on deeply embedding recognition into the company culture have the greatest impact on employee engagement, motivation, satisfaction and retention.

WorldatWork released their…

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Another Mark of a True Leader: Inspiration

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:37pm 0 Comments

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Leaders must first inspire others to follow of their own accord.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my career, it’s that you can’t just declare yourself a leader and expect others to follow. True leaders…

Continue

Overcoming the “Overwhelm” – A Book Review and Encouragement in the Midst of “Busy”

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 3:43pm 0 Comments

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Trying to do more, better, faster actually leads to accomplishing less, at lower quality. Finding true balance between work, love and play makes us all more productive, happy, and healthy.

I can’t remember the…

Continue

The Mark of a True Leader: Generosity

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 10:41am 0 Comments

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — Leaders always put the needs of others first, a true mark of generosity.

What makes a real leader? (And you aren’t a leader unless others are willing to follow you and create success together.) Real leaders are generous with…

Continue

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