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Finding Your Hidden Heroes – Listen to Their Peers

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Your “Steady Eddie” employees are the people who make it possible for your stars to shine. They deserve recognition and praise, too.

If Traci Pesch can blog about …


Added by Derek Irvine on December 2, 2014 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Thank You for Your Service – A Lesson in the Power of Thanks From Our Military Service Members

by Brenda Pohlman

Recognize This! – When recognition and appreciation fully permeate your culture, astounding things can be accomplished, often in the worst of situations.

If you ever doubted the power of recognition, consider the military. I’d venture…


Added by Derek Irvine on December 1, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments

Want to Increase Employee Engagement? Communicate Meaning & Value of Work

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Employee engagement is increasing in most factors, but we’re still falling short in recognizing employees and providing them with the tools to do the job well.

Last Friday, I shared information showing…


Added by Derek Irvine on November 24, 2014 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Trick or Treat! Your Work Superpower

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – We all have superpowers, if we choose to use them.

Trick or treat! Who’s ready for Halloween? Is your workplace one that encourages costumes? Yesterday, Globoforce hosted a…


Added by Derek Irvine on November 14, 2014 at 9:26am — No Comments

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

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…


Added by Derek Irvine on July 22, 2014 at 10:04am — No Comments

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

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…


Added by Derek Irvine on July 18, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments

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.…


Added by Derek Irvine on July 11, 2014 at 8:15am — 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 …


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

Crowdsourcing How to Re-Engage Fatigued Employees

Recognize This! – Kind commenters shared additional wisdom on how to re-engage fatigued employees.

Last week, I shared here on Recognize This! a…


Added by Derek Irvine on July 2, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Sticks & Stones… * Why the Emotional Intent of Your Words Matter

Recognize This! – We have the power to make our work (and home) environments more positive, simply through the words we choose to use more often.

All over the news today is Facebook’s stealthy psychological experiment on users. If you’ve missed the news, here’s the quick summary. Researchers from Facebook, Cornell University and the University of California “altered” the algorithm that…


Added by Derek Irvine on July 1, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Spreading Positivity at Work – the Globoforce Story

Recognize This! – A company with a culture built on positivity, goodwill and appreciation is uniquely able to help others foster and manage similarly based cultures.

I am proud to be a part of the Globoforce team for many reasons – the clients I have the…


Added by Derek Irvine on June 18, 2014 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Bringing Joy to the Job – Overcoming Routine with Recognition

Recognize This! – All jobs have their (important) routines. Appreciating those who do the job well can make the mundane meaningful again.

How much of your job has become routine? You know the value of doing it, but it’s almost fallen into habit. But you can’t stop doing it either; it’s part of your job.

If this routine element…


Added by Derek Irvine on June 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

More Money, Perks or Purpose? Which Engages Better?

Recognize This! – What does work to help employees engage deeply? All of these, and more, in combination.

My post this week on Compensation Cafe delved into the research showing more…


Added by Derek Irvine on June 16, 2014 at 8:53am — No Comments

“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,…


Added by Derek Irvine on June 13, 2014 at 8:50am — No Comments

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 surveyshowing that even though employees…


Added by Derek Irvine on June 2, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments

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…


Added by Derek Irvine on May 28, 2014 at 4:24pm — No Comments

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,…


Added by Derek Irvine on May 27, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

3 Perspectives on Job Satisfaction, Retention and Employee Recognition

Recognize This! – Research and surveys are clear. Employees want to leave for better recognition.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen several employee surveys on job satisfaction and retention. All drive home the point that employees are not satisfied in their work and primary reason is they don’t feel valued or…


Added by Derek Irvine on May 16, 2014 at 8:20am — No Comments

Free vs. Worth It

Recognize This! – When recognition is “free” we don’t stop to think about the real “worth” of the contribution, achievement or result of the person we’re recognizing.

As a consultant and strategist on employee recognition, one of the most common questions I’m asked is: “Isn’t free appreciation just as effective as…


Added by Derek Irvine on May 6, 2014 at 9:21am — No Comments

Praising the Praiseworthy – Everywhere

Praising the Praiseworthy – Everywhere

Recognize This! – Sharing positivity increases happiness for ourselves and those around us.

Do you make it a habit to notice what others around you do? Do you see the random acts of kindness performed by others? If so, do you praise them for it?

Take a moment to start your week with …


Added by Derek Irvine on April 30, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

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