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Who Should You Recognize at Work?

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Every employee should be contributing to your success. All are deserving of recognition.

I love my job. Every day, I get to help people find ways to make their work environments and culture more …

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 6, 2015 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Compensation Cafe: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Is More Fluid than You Think

Recognize This! – Frequent, timely, and specific recognition and appreciation are integral to achieving personal, team, departmental and organizational goals in 2015.

Every new year brings about a time of reflection, especially on what we want, need and desire in the coming months. As a fan of …

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 5, 2015 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Have a Plan for an Appreciative and Grateful 2015

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Recognition and gratitude don’t often happen by accident. A clear plan for being more appreciative leads to greater sustained engagement and personal commitment.

My colleague Brenda Pohlman shared a lovely…

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Added by Derek Irvine on January 30, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

Help Employees Have Their “Best Days” in 2015

by Brenda Pohlman

Recognize This! – Help employees have their best days at work in 2015 by fostering a culture of appreciation and gratitude.

On New Year’s Eve my husband and I have a tradition that we’ve been practicing for years. It started…

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Added by Derek Irvine on January 26, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments

Top 10 Recognize This! Posts for 2014

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Reviewing the favorite posts of other readers may highlight a new favorite for you.

I’m gratified to see many of my favorite posts from 2014 on this list, which is compiled from the most-read posts of 2014.(Click through on the…

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Added by Derek Irvine on January 15, 2015 at 10:01am — No Comments

It Just Shouldn’t Be This Difficult! – Eliminating Barriers to Recognition

by Brenda Pohlman

Recognize This! — Sharing appreciation and gratitude for others should be simple to encourage frequent, timely praise and recognition.

When was the last time you used a fax machine? I recently had the pleasure (ahem) of being re-acquainted…

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Added by Derek Irvine on January 13, 2015 at 2:13pm — No Comments

If You Can’t Be Sincere, Don’t Recognize at All

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Without sincerity, appreciation and praise fall flat.

When we consult on social recognition, a common (and important) question is, “Yes, I understand and agree with the…

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Added by Derek Irvine on January 9, 2015 at 3:12pm — No Comments

How to Avoid the Seven-Year Itch

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Service anniversaries are so much more than a certificate, crystal or pin. They are the sum of the relationships and experiences of those years.

Today is my seven year anniversary with …

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Added by Derek Irvine on January 9, 2015 at 8:55am — No Comments

Compensation Cafe: 2 Things to Get the Most Out of Employee Recognition Programs

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Measurable, peer-to-peer recognition set apart average employee recognition efforts from Best-in-Class programs. Results are obvious to the bottom line.

Check out …

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Added by Derek Irvine on January 8, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Finding Your Hidden Influencers Is Easier Than You Think

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Hidden influencers are the people that keep your organization running smoothly. Tapping into their strengths can deliver great benefits. Your social recognition program can find them.

What do I do? I don’t help companies implement…

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Added by Derek Irvine on January 7, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Work Friendships Increase Job Satisfaction and Productivity

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Great benefit can be gained simply by encouraging employees to deepen relationships with each other through appreciation, gratitude and story sharing.

Following on my post yesterday about …

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Added by Derek Irvine on January 6, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments

What Do Employees Want Most? Appreciation and Good Relationships at Work

Recognize This! – Research from the Boston Consulting Group and The Network show employees around the world most need to know their work is valued and appreciated.

“They are different in [insert country other than your own.] They want different things than we do.”

How true do you believe that statement to…

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Added by Derek Irvine on January 5, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments

How to Succeed in the Human Economy

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Our work is no longer about what we do or what we make, it’s about who we serve and how we behave.

This week was a week of meetings. Usually that’s a groan-inducing phrase for many employees across the world, but these…

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Added by Derek Irvine on December 23, 2014 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Building Relationships with Remote Employees

by Andrea Gappmayer

Recognize This! – All employees, regardless of location, benefit from having a best friend at work.

Let’s talk about your remote employees for a minute. Are they engaged? Do they have …

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Added by Derek Irvine on December 22, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Want to Motivate Others? Understand Your EQ First

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Motivating others takes much more than a platitude hung on the wall.

Typically when I see articles titled “How to Motivate Employees” my back goes up a little. Motivation is complex and as much the…

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Added by Derek Irvine on December 12, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Lapel Pins in an Age of “What’s a Lapel?”

by Andrea Gappmayer

Recognize This! – When thinking of employee rewards, at the forefront of your mind should be “What is rewarding to the employee?,” not “What have we always done?”

I had coffee with a group of friends last Sunday morning. One friend is a 25-year-old…

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Added by Derek Irvine on December 8, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Compensation Cafe: Give Your Employees the Benefit of Space

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – We spend more time at work than anywhere else (while awake). The space we work in can be a key contributor to engagement, enablement, and productivity.

Does your office have an open office plan? More importantly, does that…

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Added by Derek Irvine on December 5, 2014 at 2:27pm — No Comments

A Thanksgiving Tradition

Guest Post by Don MacPherson

Recognize This! – The root of gratitude is noticing and appreciating how others help us achieve that for which we are grateful.

(Editor’s Note: In the spirit of recognition and gratitude, especially at this…

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Added by Derek Irvine on December 4, 2014 at 4:55pm — No Comments

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 …

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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…

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

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