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Social Recognition

25 Great Statistics on Employee Recognition

Looking for some great statistics that illustrate the power of employee recognition? Here are a few that we gathered which might come in handy for you. “Nearly 75% of organizations have a recognition program (despite the fact that only 58% of employees think that their … Read full posting »

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The Art of a Graceful Thank You: A Primer for Peer-to-Peer Recognition

It is sad but true, when 46% of employees aren’t feeling properly appreciated, most of us just don’t have much experience in the art of receiving formal thanks or formally recognizing peers. Even the most confident and accomplished among us are not always quite sure … Read full posting »

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“Only Connect” – The Emotion of Recognition

  There’s an epigraph from E.M. Forster’s book Howards End that comes to my mind a lot now that I work in the HR world. “Only connect.” In the book, the phrase is advice given to one of the characters to not isolate himself from … Read full posting »

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Do You Have Engaged Employees or Survivalists?

Most of us who made it through psych 101 in college—even if it WAS by the skin of our teeth—know something about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.  Years ago, the famed psychologist broke all human needs down into categories: those of basic survival and our more … Read full posting »

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Is This Oversharing?

Balancing the Risk and Opportunity of Social Networks. Stop me if I’m being indiscreet… It’s just that we’ve noticed a lot of talk lately about talent poaching and social media. People are concerned about where exactly personal sharing starts to pose a professional problem. Is … Read full posting »

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On Blending Margaritas and Cultures

This past Saturday was the fifth of May—also known as Cinco de Mayo. In Mexico, it is a celebration of an important battle for independence, but here in the U.S. it has become a day devoted to kicking back and eating salsa and drinking margaritas … Read full posting »

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Out of Sight, Out of the Loop?

It’s one of the biggest challenges of a distributed workplace. How do you keep team members in the picture when they can’t be in the room? I worked at a company once where the events manager — let’s call her Judi—worked remotely from a different … Read full posting »

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It’s Friday the 13th: Are You Playing it Too Safe with Your Recognition Program?

Today is Friday the 13th, a day that always strikes fear with a percentage of the population.  It represents the combination of two “unlucky” days – the 13th and Friday.  Horror movies have preyed on this for years, starting with the “too many to count” … Read full posting »

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Employee Recognition: The 21st Century Performance Master

A Wall Street Journal article has been getting a lot of attention this week.  The article, “My Colleague, My Paymaster,” describes a new phenomenon whereby employees’ bonuses are determined by their co-workers.  At Coffee & Power, each worker got a set amount of stock options … Read full posting »

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What would YOU do?

First, let me know start off by saying that I know the title of this post is the same as a show on ABC. It certainly  isn’t based on that. It’s more “inspired by” to use a  frequently-used phrase in Hollywood. Consider this situation: You … Read full posting »

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