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Social Recognition

Survey: 93% of Managers Need Training on Coaching Employees

Over the past few months, we’ve run a series of posts covering findings from the latest SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey. To recap, here are the four findings and their respective posts: The top three workforce management challenges faced by organizations today are retention/turnover, engagement, and … Read full posting »

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Adam Grant’s Tips for Hiring & Developing Original Thinkers

Lots of companies say they want to be innovative and push beyond commonly accepted boundaries in their industry. But is your HR strategy truly supporting this endeavor? Are original thinkers flourishing – or being stifled – in your organization? Are you taking the right steps … Read full posting »

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How One Company Is Tackling the Turnover Challenge

A few weeks back I wrote about how retention/turnover will be the biggest challenge for HR leaders in 2017. Then Gallup released its State of the American Workplace report, which reveals that 51% of employees are actively looking for a new job or watching for … Read full posting »

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Is Employee Appreciation Day Fake News?

Today is Employee Appreciation Day, the one day each year when you’re supposed to throw a party and thank your employees for all the hard work and dedication they’ve shown your company the other 364 days a year. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting … Read full posting »

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3 Programs Adopted By Award-Winning Workplaces

  With all the buzz surrounding the Oscar winners this week, I wonder what the equivalent of the Oscars is in the HR world? Having your company named as a best place to work is certainly a highlight for any HR team working to create … Read full posting »

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Feedback, Inclusion, and Permission to Be Yourself: Q&A with Susan Cain (Part 2)

In part one of our Q&A with author and WorkHuman speaker Susan Cain, we talked about the misconception that introverts are not as ambitious or as inspiring as leaders. If we think about coaching and managing quieter people, what are the best ways to deliver … Read full posting »

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Announcing WorkHuman Radio – Listen to Episode 1

The WorkHuman movement has grown tremendously since the inaugural conference back in 2015. We’ve learned so much from our speakers along the way – from Tim Leberecht’s thoughts on what it means to humanize work, to Dr. Robert Emmons’ research on gratitude, and Steve Pemberton’s … Read full posting »

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1% of Payroll: The Magic Number For Social Recognition Investment

Why do some recognition programs take off with widespread adoption, while others struggle to gain traction or make an impact? The problem is not that some work cultures don’t need recognition – appreciation is a basic human need. One challenge many companies face is that … Read full posting »

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How to Recognize Quiet Leaders: Susan Cain Q+A (Part 1)

Do you ever think about the kinds of people who get promoted in your organization? Are different personality types – both extroverts and introverts – represented in that group, and made to feel like they belong? New research shows that introverted leaders, in some cases, … Read full posting »

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Meaningless Core Values – A Dangerous Liability

Does your company have a set of values that guides every decision that is made – from the way employees interact with clients to the types of products you sell? Perhaps you have a set of values, but does everyone know what they are and what … Read full posting »

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