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3 Benefits of CEO Video Messages for Social Recognition Programs

by Traci Pesch

Recognize This! – Video messages powerfully communicate passion along with important messages, especially when delivered by top executives.

One of the best parts of my job is the creative work I get to do with our customers around…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 12, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Lessons from “Best Companies to Work For”

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Great companies are great only because of the people in them.

Yesterday on Compensation Café, I shared three commonalities experienced by companies that appear on Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For”…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 11, 2015 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Employee Appreciation Day Is EVERY Day

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Appreciation is due every day, to everyone.

Today is officially “Employee Appreciation Day” – a day that frustrates me somewhat. The intent of the day is good and valid – remind managers to recognize and appreciate those…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 10, 2015 at 11:27am — No Comments

What Will Be Your Legacy in Your Organization?

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Our legacy is in our own hands.

Someday, you will leave your current organization. You may retire. You may move. You may choose to continue your career elsewhere. Regardless of the reason you leave, your time in…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 9, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

How Do We “Work Human?” Join Me in June to Find Out

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – How and why we work matters as much as what we do.

“So, what do you do?” That might be the most commonly asked question in social situations. The answer to that can be fairly straightforward – “I’m a consultant.” “I’m…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 6, 2015 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Compensation Cafe: Influencer Networks

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — The most powerful agents for change in your organization are your hidden influencers.

How do you drive change most effectively through an organization? It’s not with top-down mandates. Far greater change success is achieved…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 6, 2015 at 8:43am — No Comments

“Good Job” – 2 Most Harmful Words in the English Language?

by Brenda Pohlman

Recognize This! – Consider carefully the words we use to recognize others and whether go-to phrases like ”good job” have a place in our recognition vocabulary.

If you were among the millions of movie fans around the world who tuned in to the…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 5, 2015 at 11:19am — No Comments

Feedback Is Critical (but Don’t Say Anything Negative)

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Positive feedback has more power than negative criticism for boosting performance.

In an article sure to inspire a good bit of negative “kids today!” comments, the …

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 4, 2015 at 4:44pm — No Comments

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

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