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Social Recognition

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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A Manager’s Guide to Building Trust

Many of us in HR (and those who believe in working human) know instinctively that the fuel which drives a great company culture is not over-the-top perks, but something much simpler – trust. Decades of research at Great Place to Work® has shown this to … Read full posting »

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[Webinar] Making Recognition More Inclusive at Cardinal Health

“Our brains are hardwired to motivate us toward connection and belonging – it’s how we survive and thrive … and findings show that belonging and attachment to a group of co-workers is a better motivator for some employees than money.” – Pat Wadors, senior vice … Read full posting »

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[Infographic] How to Build a Rock Solid Employee Recognition Program

  How much should you invest in recognition for the greatest return? Why are more organizations adopting values-based recognition programs? How can organizations make tangible improvements in employee engagement, retention, workplace culture, and recruitment? These are a few questions answered in findings from the new SHRM/Globoforce … Read full posting »

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The Proven Links Between Retention and Employee Experience

Retention and employee experience are two sides of the same coin. Here’s a quick story: In one of my previous roles at a different company, a new senior leader came on and laid off half of our department. Those of us remaining were in shell … Read full posting »

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Your Sales Comp Plan Stinks (And What To Do About It)

As you read this, some of your best inside and outside sales people are either thinking about leaving or are being actively poached by your competitors. Why? It’s a new year and organizations are rolling out sales comp plans that are often underwhelming to their … Read full posting »

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The Hidden Potential of Teams

If you had to describe your average work day, would it consist mostly of solitary work or collaboration with a team of people across different functions? Most people in white collar positions today would agree that their work falls in the latter category, and this … Read full posting »

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Finding Joy in the Chaos

The holidays are meant to be a time when we shift our focus to all the good in our lives – when we invite family and friends into our homes and spread the joy. For many, though, the holidays can feel like the opposite of … Read full posting »

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