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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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 Salary.com surveyshowing that even though employees…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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

3 Steps to Create a Global Company Culture

Recognize This! – A company’s culture defines how the work gets done. It should be the same in every location, every country, everywhere in the world.

Building a strong, global culture seems an obvious step in ensuring company success. But it can be easy to become lazy about your culture, assuming it will continue…

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Added by Derek Irvine on April 24, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

Love at Work * 3 Ways to Get It Right

Recognize This! – We should be encouraging love at work, particularly companionate love, to increase employee engagement and retention.

Love at work. If you’re in HR and reading that statement, likely you shuddered, even just a little. Usually, “love at work,” means some kind of relationship gone…

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Added by Derek Irvine on April 8, 2014 at 3:21pm — No Comments

The Power of Thanks During M&A – 5 Steps to Merge Company Cultures



Recognize This! – Culture is the most powerful (and the most neglected) tool for successful M&A.

Mercer periodically puts out terrific infographics summarizing research around a particular topic. The most recent is “People Issues Affect M&A Transactions More Than Ever” (see it at right or …

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Added by Derek Irvine on April 7, 2014 at 4:34pm — No Comments

What Do Your Customers Really Want and Need? – Ask Them!

Recognize This! – Customers are a font of knowledge just waiting to be tapped.

Last week I had the pleasure of joining colleagues and customers at Globoforce’s annual customer forum, Engage. We’re very particular about defining it as a customer forum and not a customer conference. The intent every year is to…

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Added by Derek Irvine on April 7, 2014 at 8:46am — No Comments

3 Tips to Become an Exceptional Manager

Recognize This! – Selflessness, good assumptions and recognition are the most powerful tools in the good manager’s arsenal.

In my most recent post on Compensation Café, I referenced a quote from Don Knauss, CEO of…

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Added by Derek Irvine on April 2, 2014 at 10:24am — No Comments

Compensation Cafe: 3 Steps to Get Even More Out of Compensation

Recognize This! – In it’s most broad definition, “compensation” can encompass all of Total Rewards. How are you bringing the power of your Total Rewards to drive what is most important your organization’s success?

Today on …

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Added by Derek Irvine on April 1, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

3 Tips to Become an Exceptional Manager

Recognize This! – Selflessness, good assumptions and recognition are the most powerful tools in the good manager’s arsenal.

In my most recent post on Compensation Café, I referenced a quote from Don Knauss, CEO of…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 28, 2014 at 8:12am — No Comments

Compensation Cafe: 3 Steps to Get Even More Out of Compensation

Recognize This! – In it’s most broad definition, “compensation” can encompass all of Total Rewards. How are you bringing the power of your Total Rewards to drive what is most important your organization’s success?

Today on …

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 27, 2014 at 8:34am — No Comments

Don’t Just Thank Employees * Show Your Appreciation These 3 Ways

Recognize This! – A positive relationship built on respect is fundamental to building a culture of recognition and a relationship built on appreciation.

It’s no surprise to regular readers that my favorite topic of conversation on this blog is how we can all do a better job of sharing our appreciation for each other’s efforts at…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 20, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Horrible Bosses: Do These 2 Things to Reform Them into Star Leaders

Recognize This! – Reforming horrible bosses relies on focusing on feedback skills, both positive and negative.

Do you work for a horrible boss? Have you ever?

Some of my favorite email feeds are from SmartBrief. In short, easy-to-read snippets, I can skim through the latest news, blogs and commentary on…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 19, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

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