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

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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Added by Derek Irvine on July 18, 2014 at 10:17am — No Comments

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 …

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 7, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

5 Types of Fatigued Employees & How to Help them Re-Engage

Recognize This! – Energy ebbs and flows over time, but we can help employees re-engage when we identify and address key areas of fatigue.

I had the opportunity to present at SHRM in Orlando this week. I was gratified to have a full session at the 7:00 am early-bird spot on Tuesday. I think the title of my session – How to Transform…

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 1, 2014 at 3:02pm — No Comments

The 100 Year Employee Engagement Survey

Recognize This! – When employees take the time to give us their opinion and insight, we must respond quickly and appropriately.

As more and more organizations have come to understand the profound …

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Added by Derek Irvine on May 15, 2014 at 11:20am — No Comments

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 –…

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Added by Derek Irvine on April 22, 2014 at 3:37pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 4, 2014 at 8:29am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 28, 2014 at 8:51am — No Comments

Employee Engagement – Definitions and Reality

Recognize This! – For all the academic definitions of employee engagement, seeing a truly engaged employee at work is the most meaningful.

I think there are more …

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 6, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments

Research Roundup – 3 Reasons Why Manager Engagement & Leadership Style Is Critical for Team Success

Recognize This! – People quit managers, not companies, so engaging managers and helping lead well is critical to success.

Today’s post is a bit of a round-up of recent research and commentary on the role of the leader in employee engagement. Combined, they tell a quite interesting story.

1) Naming the wrong person manager cannot be balanced through other…

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Added by Derek Irvine on January 23, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments

Employees and HR Agree! Recognition Most Important for Engagement – What Are You Doing about It?

Recognize This! – Make it easy for anyone to meaningfully recognize others and track the impact on your culture.

ADP in the UK recently conducted a survey of employees and HR Directors (HRDs) in the UK. (Full report and …

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Added by Derek Irvine on November 19, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments

2 Critical Factors for Meaningful Work



Recognize This! – Personal attitude and corporate environment are foundational to our ability to perceive our work as meaningful.

Regular readers know my passion about the confluence of employee engagement, meaningful work and recognition. …

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Added by Derek Irvine on September 17, 2013 at 12:54pm — No Comments

What Employee Engagement Looks Like Part 2

Recognize This! – Would you cut down trees in a major disaster area to reach your customers and do your job.

One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “how do you define employee engagement?” There’s the technical…

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Added by Derek Irvine on August 26, 2013 at 11:15am — No Comments

If Your CEO Doesn’t Care about Strategy, Should You?



Recognize This! – Lack of commitment to vision and mission affects engagement at every level, but doesn’t remove individual responsibility for mission achievement.

Do you believe in the strategy of your organization? Indeed, do you know the strategy of the organization as espoused by leadership? More…

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Added by Derek Irvine on August 22, 2013 at 8:13am — No Comments

The Employee Engagement Business Case – Latest Proof from Aon Hewitt

(This post originally appeared on OpenReq.)

A large part of my consulting work with companies and clients around the world is leading workshops on the…

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Added by Derek Irvine on August 7, 2013 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Guest Post: Recognition Is Everyone’s Job

(In a first-ever guest post on Recognize This!, Kevin Kruse, New York Times best-selling author of Employee Engagement for Everyone, shares more on how strategic recognition can influence employee…

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Added by Derek Irvine on August 2, 2013 at 2:17pm — No Comments

The Purpose of Employee Engagement

Recognize This! – Communicating “purpose” of the work is critical to employee decisions to engage more deeply.

I’ve been writing and speaking about the importance of employee engagement for well over a decade, now – years before engagement became…

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 9, 2013 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Not All Employee Turnover Is Bad

Recognize This! – Some turnover is needed to ensure the best are able to excel in a strong, positive company culture and work environment.

Two of the most direct, measurable people…

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Added by Derek Irvine on June 20, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments

There Are No Fad Diet Quick Fixes for Strategic Employee Recognition

Recognize This! – Building and strengthening a culture of recognition requires consistent, daily effort and action.

Over cake with colleagues at a recent company celebration, I had an epiphany. Well, perhaps not an epiphany as this is a truth I’ve long known, but definitely an analogy worth sharing.

As we…

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Added by Derek Irvine on June 20, 2013 at 10:35am — No Comments

Top 5 Employee Recognition Goals from the Latest WorldatWork Trends in Recognition Report

Recognize This! – More and more companies are realizing the power of strategic employee recognition to reinforce and drive desired behaviors in the daily work of employees.…

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Added by Derek Irvine on June 14, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Tattoo Your Culture on Your Employees’ Hearts, Not Hands or Heads

Recognize This! – While few employees will choose to permanently ink their skin with your logo, far more will indelibly tattoo your values and ambitions on their hearts and minds when recognized for their efforts, contributions and achievements.

I’ve heard a lot of …

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Added by Derek Irvine on June 14, 2013 at 8:07am — No Comments

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