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Rethink Internal Company Networking to Make Friends and Propel your Career

by Traci Pesch

Recognize This! – Rubbing elbows with management at company outings might not get you as far as making friends with your coworkers.

Summer is the season for company outings. A company-wide trip to the amusement park or a community service…

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Added by Derek Irvine on August 25, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What GE, Accenture, Adobe and Microsoft Have in Common

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – More and more companies are turning a critical eye on the traditional annual performance review process as the primary means for employee feedback.

This month, Derek Irvine (our chief blogger here on …

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Added by Derek Irvine on August 19, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Master Class in Recognition Messages from The Daily Show

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Great messages of recognition require details about the meaningful and long-lasting impact the recipient has had on the giver.

Though I usually catch it in replays, …

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Added by Derek Irvine on August 17, 2015 at 9:44am — No Comments

2 Critical Budget Considerations for Employee Social Recognition Programs

By Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Budgets must be appropriately established to reach all employees in a differentiated and calibrated way.

“How should I structure an employee recognition program that will have the kind of impact I’m seeking?”

That…

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Added by Derek Irvine on August 11, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

Thermostat Wars: How to Stop Freezing Productivity and Bringing Workers to a Boil

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Office climate control has a great deal to do with productivity, happiness, and how we WorkHuman.

Have you ever walked into a company and noticed that the person in the front desk is hunched over, wearing three sweaters,…

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Added by Derek Irvine on August 7, 2015 at 10:25am — No Comments

WorkHuman Wednesday: Catch Someone Doing Something Good

by Traci Pesch

Image Credit: TiAnna Greene Facebook

Recognize This! – We all have the power to foster positivity through simple acts of praise and…

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Added by Derek Irvine on August 6, 2015 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Gallup: Why Only 15% of Germany’s Workers Are Engaged

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – 85% of Germany’s workers are not engaged or actively disengaged, costing the EU’s largest economy €275 billion each year.

I often …

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Added by Derek Irvine on August 5, 2015 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Disengaged Employees and the Risk of Inside Hackers

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Successfully engaging your employees instills a loyalty that can prevent company insiders from leaking private information.

It seems we hear about more breaches of companies’ customers’ personal or financial…

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 30, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments

China Gorman on the Role of Trust in Changing Cultures and Creating Great Places to Work

by Andrea Gappmayer

Recognize This! – Strong, supportive, successful company cultures are built on a strong foundation of trust, pride and camaraderie in relationships at work.

As a Senior Recognition Strategist and Consultant at Globoforce, I have the…

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 24, 2015 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Balancing Manager and Individual Responsibility for Employee Engagement

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Engagement is an individual choice on a perpetual continuum influenced by leaders and managers, especially.

I’ve been asked a couple of times recently, “Do you think ‘…

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 23, 2015 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Rules of Enchantment to Bring More Romance to Work (the HR-Approved Way)

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – We all could use more romance at work, when we think of romance in terms of celebrating emotion, the individual, imagination, nature and spontaneity.

One of my personal career highs was the opportunity to lead a panel…

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 22, 2015 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Compensation Cafe: Why Work Is More than a Paycheck

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — Work can and should be more than a means to a paycheck. The benefits to us as individuals accrete exponentially with such an outlook.

For too many and for too long “work” has meant “a place to get a paycheck and leave as…

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 15, 2015 at 4:24pm — No Comments

3 Characteristics of Superstar B-Players

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Not everyone can be on the starting team, but the A-players wouldn’t achieve great success without a roster of strong B-players behind them.

I’m a Red Sox fan. I came by…

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 13, 2015 at 4:47pm — No Comments

5 Human Truths in the Modern Workplace and How to Address Them

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – We are all human. Our workplaces, relationships and interactions need to reflect our humanity to help us all deliver more productively and achieve success together.

I had the pleasure and honor of speaking…

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 7, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Why Tracking Employee Recognition Patterns Matters

by Traci Pesch

Recognize This! – We can learn much about the culture of our workplaces, departments and teams just by deliberately observing and interpreting the pattern of positivity.

We have a new joiner on our team (Welcome, Jessica!) who shared with me this …

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 2, 2015 at 1:51pm — No Comments

SHRM Lessons: Feedback vs. Attention vs. Gratitude

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! — There’s much difference between feedback, attention and gratitude. All are real needs, but serving different goals.

In surprising news to no one, this week is the SHRM 2015 conference in Las Vegas. In fact, RecognizeThis!…

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 2, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

Captain Obvious: Good Bosses Talk with People

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Not recognizing employee achievements is the top communication issue preventing effective leadership.

Confession time. I like commercials. Well, I like good, engaging, funny or emotional commercials. I cry every time…

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 1, 2015 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Compensation Cafe: Keeping Top Employees in an Era of Disappearing Raises

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — Frequent, timely and appropriately calibrated awards can be a more effective means of rewarding employees fairly than mediocre merit increase budgets.

Without directly intending it, my last two posts on …

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Added by Derek Irvine on June 24, 2015 at 4:12pm — No Comments

We Really Aren’t Working as Hard as We Say We Are

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – A good sign of a misguided approach to measuring value at work is when we game the major mechanism of measuring that value.

We have a problem at work. We seem to have jumped ahead to robot era, forgetting that we’re really…

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Added by Derek Irvine on June 22, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Why Applying Important Life Skills at Work Matters

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Expressing your appreciation to others is a skill and muscle that requires practice and exercise, in all avenues of life.

I’ve many sources for inspiration for this blog, but one that has rapidly become a favorite is …

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Added by Derek Irvine on June 18, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments

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