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The Power of Thanks Is in Us All, if We’re Willing to Share It

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Simply expressing appreciation and gratitude to others can change perspectives for the better.

I benefit from my job in the same ways most people do. I earn a paycheck that pays for a roof over my head and food…

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Added by Derek Irvine on April 14, 2015 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Compensation Cafe: Power of Positivity at Work

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — Research shows positive practices benefit your company, simply by caring for others.

What’s the real Power of ThanksIt’s the ability of a simple…

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Added by Derek Irvine on April 10, 2015 at 4:37pm — No Comments

The Power of Thanks Named Silver Medalist in Axiom Business Book Awards

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Awards are wonderful to receive, but it’s what we learn from them that has even more value.

I am honored and pleased to announce that our latest book, …

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Added by Derek Irvine on April 7, 2015 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Compensation Cafe: A Paycheck Is Not Recognition for a Job Well Done

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — Psychologically healthy employees require appropriate compensation and praise for their efforts. Are the two in balance in your organization?

At a recent meeting discussing what contributions qualified as…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 31, 2015 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Our “Stickiness” Problem: Retention, Opportunities or Feedback?

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Employees need more opportunities, more regular conversations on performance, and more frequent recognition to overcome retention challenges.

“People just don’t stick around like they used to.”

How often have you…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 23, 2015 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Want More Happiness? Build Deeper Connections

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Deeper, more meaningful relationships with others are a fundamental driver of happiness.

Today is the International Day of Happiness. (Yes, that’s a thing.) Each year, a new…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 20, 2015 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Creating the Culture You Want Requires Common Behaviors

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – People drive your culture through the behaviors they exhibit every day.

Sure, getting an entire company of very different and unique individuals to align behind your mission is difficult. Even more so is getting them all to behave…

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Added by Derek Irvine on March 16, 2015 at 4:14pm — No Comments

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

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