Tag Archives: reward

Connecting People: How Cisco Used Social Recognition to Transform Its Culture

  While at HR Tech in October, Claire Gray, senior director of global compensation at Cisco Systems (a Globoforce customer), presented a session titled, “How Cisco Fuels a Culture of Innovation for Employees.” Claire opened her talk by introducing Cisco’s People Deal, which is an … Read full posting »

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SHRM/Globoforce Spring 2013 Survey Report is Now Available

It’s that time again! Several times a year we conduct, or co-conduct, surveys to assess current business challenges and solutions in HR. We talk directly with employees in our Workforce Mood Tracker Reports, and twice a year we also partner with the Society for Human … Read full posting »

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I am a Special Snowflake

I know that headline might sound sarcastic, but I assure you it’s quite sincere. You see… I *am* a special snowflake. I am utterly unique, like no other employee you will ever have. I have different skills. I have different needs. I have different motivations. … Read full posting »

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The Motivational Power of Giving

Here’s a question: Who really benefits from recognition? If you said “the employees who get recognized and rewarded,” you’re partly right. Studies show that recognized employees are both happier with their work and more motivated. But an increasing body of evidence is showing that the … Read full posting »

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Negative and Positive: Finding The Right Balance

You’ve got to accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative And latch on to the affirmative Don’t mess with Mister In-Between Okay, most of us aren’t in the habit of taking our business advice from the Andrews Sisters. (Although you could do worse.) But the lyrics … Read full posting »

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The Science of Gratitude and Well-Being

  Regularly expressing gratitude is amazingly good for us—and by extension our workplaces— in more ways than we might realize. Gratitude comes in many forms. Researchers of gratitude define it as: “an emotion which occurs after people receive aid which is perceived as costly, valuable, … Read full posting »

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3 Things That You’re Thankful For

In my family, we have a long-standing tradition on Thanksgiving. At some point in the busy day, somewhere in between the mixed nuts and the pumpkin pie, we share with one another a list of three things we are thankful for, from the previous year. … Read full posting »

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Pay It Forward: Sharing the Recognition Journey

On December 12 (3pm ET), we will host a webinar with Amy Montefinese, VP Global Total Rewards & HR Operations at Premier Farnell. Premier Farnell is a leading worldwide distributor of electronic components, and Amy will join us to talk about the process of defining … Read full posting »

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Protecting Employees From Organizational Trauma

  From time to time in our professional lives, we encounter events at work that shake the foundations of our organization, and leave employees feeling bewildered, distrustful, insecure or even unsafe. Anyone who has been through a merger, layoff, or unexpected natural disaster can attest … Read full posting »

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Reviewing the Performance Review

In my last post, I gave a rough outline of the state of the annual performance review and discussed the widely-held belief that the traditional performance review is a mid-century fossil. While I was writing this post, I decided to hop on Twitter for a … Read full posting »

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