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Compensation Cafe: Millennials on the Market

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — Career advancement can be perceived as only possible by changing organizations. Good leaders — and good cultures — give employees reasons to stay.

Recognition and retention are inextricably linked with each other. There is…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 2, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments

3 Things I’m Grateful For at Work

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – You can’t gain the benefits of gratitude unless you are willing to be more grateful in the first place.

I am thrilled with the availability of our newest book, …

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 27, 2015 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Compensation Cafe: Instead of Employee of the Month…

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Employee of the Month programs don’t deliver the recognition employees deserve.

My post this week on …

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 24, 2015 at 10:01am — No Comments

Core Values Leads to Increased Engagement Resulting in Bottom-line Results

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Whatever underpins your company’s culture will impact your company’s success. Building a strong foundation on your core values is proven to increase employee engagement.

In the …

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 23, 2015 at 10:18am — No Comments

What “Amazing” Did You Miss Today?

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Amazing work is being done by brilliant people around us every day, but it’s easy to miss unless we create more avenues for exceptional effort to be seen, acknowledged and appreciated.

Here’s a photo that encapsulates the world we…

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 20, 2015 at 12:17pm — No Comments

The Power of Thanks * Read All about It in Our Latest Book

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Appreciation, recognition and praise are powerful means to engage and energize today’s modern workforce. That’s the power of “thanks.”

In 2014, I worked on many inspiring and challenging projects, but one I am…

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 19, 2015 at 11:55am — No Comments

Values Are Universal; Behaviors Are Local

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Corporate values define how an organization will succeed in the marketplace, but the desirable behaviors underlying those values may change depending on local cultural or job-related needs.

In the consulting and strategy…

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 18, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Compensation Cafe: Why Friends at Work Matter

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – “Friendships at work” is not a soft topic. It’s a driving factor in employee productivity, retention and wellness.

I couldn’t say everything I wanted to about the importance of friends at work in …

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 17, 2015 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Conquer the World with Appreciation! Who’s with Me?

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Through recognition and gratitude, we have the opportunity every day to change how we and others experience the world.

Last week was our annual kickoff meeting, which we call Ignite. Every year, I leave the…

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 17, 2015 at 8:46am — No Comments

Why Peer Relationships Matter at Work

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Peers see and understand more of their colleagues’ contributions, enabling them to offer more support.

Work/life balance is a myth. I could say that in today’s hyper-connected world, work comes home with us far more…

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 13, 2015 at 1:31pm — No Comments

3 Principles to Help Everyone Give Their Best

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – We all have a responsibility to pay attention, encourage and support our colleagues as we become excellent together.

Above and beyond – that’s a common theme for what types of employee contributions should be recognized.…

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Added by Derek Irvine on February 12, 2015 at 2:13pm — No Comments

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

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