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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.

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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

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…

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

Service Awards or Service Ignored?

by Andrea Gappmayer

Recognize This! – Your years of service anniversary approach sends a very loud message to employees. Is it the one you want them to hear?

Many years ago, I was a radio disc jockey. One of those years, I was actually voted “Best DJ in…

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Added by Derek Irvine on November 20, 2014 at 4:33pm — 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…

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

School Pictures, Traditional Years of Service and Other Anachronisms

by Traci Pesch

Not my son, but a good example of his attitude.

Recognize This! – Celebrations should do what they promise and involve everyone with a story to share to “celebrate” the person being…

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Added by Derek Irvine on November 13, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

07/23/2014: Would You Risk Your Job to Save Your CEO?

Recognize This! – Loyalty is earned, every day, in actions both big and small.

I’m based outside of Boston, Mass. Big news in these parts during the last week is the work stoppage by employees at Market Basket, a New England-wide, family-owned, grocery…

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 24, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments

07/22/2014: What’s Your Word for Your Attitude about Your Work?

Recognize This! – Happiness at work is all about your chosen attitude.

If I asked you to describe your attitude towards your work in one word, what would it be? Setting aside for a moment your feelings for work, the English language admittedly makes this difficult. German, for example, is a fascinating…

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Added by Derek Irvine on July 22, 2014 at 4:19pm — 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…

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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…

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

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