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Social Recognition

[Last Chance] Case Study Webinar: How Recognition Drives Engagement at Baystate Health

How can two words—“thank you”—transform a work culture? And what happens in the absence of true appreciation and gratitude at work? This is perhaps best illustrated through a story. David Novak, co-founder and retired Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands is a firm believer in … Read full posting »

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5 eBooks on Building a Top-Notch Culture

Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow Group, recently launched a podcast called Office Hours, where he chats with other CEOs about what leadership means in the digital age. His first guest was Dick Costolo, former CEO of Twitter. They both agree that there’s “no such thing … Read full posting »

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WorkHuman is the Future: Andy Swann Q+A (Part 2)

  In the first part of our Q&A with WorkHuman speaker Andy Swann, we discussed organizational purpose—how to find it and why it contributes to a thriving culture. Andy also shared a bit about his work driving organizational change with a people-first mindset. Even as … Read full posting »

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Gratitude–You’re Doing It Wrong

  “Gratitude is the key to happiness in the workplace and everywhere else,” WorkHuman speaker and UC Davis professor Robert Emmons told us in an interview last year. Indeed, the personal benefits of cultivating more gratitude are well documented—including improved sleep, self-esteem, psychological and physical … Read full posting »

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[Last Chance] Webinar: Recognition as the Foundation for a More Human Workplace

Last week Kevin Walling, Chief Human Resources Officer at The Hershey Company, wrote a LinkedIn post titled, “The Goodness We Share.” It’s an important reminder of the incredible impact HR can have on business results. As Kevin and his team focus on developing, “a remarkable … Read full posting »

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The Art and Science of Coaching

People at Google love data. They measure everything. A few years back, they launched a research initiative called Project Oxygen, in order to measure and improve key management behaviors at Google. This initiative is highlighted in a 2013 Harvard Business Review piece by David A. … Read full posting »

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Get Emotional, And Other Tips For Building Trust

  How much do you trust your coworkers? Your boss? How about senior leadership? If you’re striving to build a culture that really stands out from the rest, one key piece of the puzzle is trust—in colleagues and in leaders who are responsible for setting … Read full posting »

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6 Surprising Data Points About Recognition

Every two years, WorldatWork publishes a report on trends in employee recognition. Last year’s report confirmed that recognition is still an important HR tool, with 89% of organizations having a program in place. Organizations are also recognizing employees more frequently. The response, “more recognition than … Read full posting »

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9 (Proven) Ways To Influence Work Culture

In a recent post on how to elevate the role of HR, I mentioned that culture and engagement ranked as the number one trend in Deloitte University Press’ 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report. The 2016 report was just released, and interestingly, executives were asked … Read full posting »

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Why You Can’t Afford To Ignore Your Employer Brand

According to Randstad, U.S. businesses spend more than $110 billion on talent acquisition. That’s more than $3,000 per hire. Just looking at the numbers alone, there is not a company in the U.S.—and I would argue the world—who can afford to ignore their employer brand. … Read full posting »

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