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People Patterns: Three tips for influencing your buyer

People Patterns: Three tips for influencing your buyer | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

Decisions, decisions. If you are in the business of influencing buyers to buy then you have lots of decisions to make about how best to communicate your message to secure the behavioural outcome you want. Here are three tips to get started.

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A listing/summary of information about recognition, reward and incentives and how to apply them to achieve business goals.
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Does Money Buy Happiness? Up To A Point

Does Money Buy Happiness? Up To A Point | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Both individuals and nations as a whole get a little happier once they stop being poor. But true happiness depends on more than wealth.
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Once again the research shows engaging and motivating your target audience takes more than a checkbook.

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Fed worker dissatisfaction with senior leaders hits 5-year low, new survey notes

Fed worker dissatisfaction with senior leaders hits 5-year low, new survey notes | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Federal worker satisfaction with their senior leaders hit its lowest point in five years, the 2014 Office of Personnel Management Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey says. But even with that level of dissatisfaction, federal workers said they believed in their own agencies' missions and worked hard to do a good job.
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And now this survey says employees are less satisfied. 

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The business case for employee engagement - The PeoplePulse Blog

The business case for employee engagement - The PeoplePulse Blog | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

the quality of an organisation's human resources is perhaps the leading indicator of its growth and stability.

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10 Jobs That Make People Most Happy — PsyBlog

10 Jobs That Make People Most Happy — PsyBlog | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
…and the 10 jobs that make people the most miserable.
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Interesting lists... 

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How to Create an “Employee-First” Culture

How to Create an “Employee-First” Culture | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
What does it mean to have an employee-first culture, and why is it worthwhile? Culture is one of the key workplace issues that keep leaders of FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® up at night. The Container Store’s Audrey Robertson, Vice President of Cultural Programs, Community Relations & Social Media, gave us a peek into her session on developing an employee-centric culture at the upcoming Great Place to Work Conference.
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This is good good stuff.

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Every New Hire Should Drive Up Employee Engagement

Every New Hire Should Drive Up Employee Engagement | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
You already demand skills, education, and experience with any new hire. Why not screen for engagement as well?
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Giving at Work: 'Most Dramatic Shift We've Ever Seen'

Giving at Work: 'Most Dramatic Shift We've Ever Seen' | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Forget about the old way of doing things, where volunteering, giving, pro bono work and engagement were all separate buckets spread out over the company.
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United Rentals' CEO Prioritizes Employee Engagement

United Rentals' CEO Prioritizes Employee Engagement | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
When visiting United Rentals stores, CEO Michael Kneeland doesn't just meet with managers; he also spends nearly four hours sharing ideas with hourly workers.
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The Science of Motivation: Your Brain on Dopamine

The Science of Motivation: Your Brain on Dopamine | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
I spent an hour on this opening paragraph:
The hour wasn’t time well spent, mind you. Sure, I was working — writing, deleting, fiddling with words here and there — but my paragraph-per-hour pace was...
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NOTE FROM ME:  Well done post on the effects of dopamine on motivation.

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Incentive Programs - Expert Opinions - Ask the Experts - Ask The Experts: How to Plan a Recognition Budget - Incentive Magazine

Incentive Programs - Expert Opinions - Ask the Experts - Ask The Experts: How to Plan a Recognition Budget - Incentive Magazine | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Ask The Experts: How to Plan a Recognition Budget - Brian Dodds from Symbolist delivers insight on how to budget for a recognition program.
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NOTE FROM ME:  Our own Symboli in the news - you tell'em Dodds!

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Incentive Programs - Expert Opinions - Roy Saunderson - Top 10 Recognition Trends for 2014 That You Cannot Ignore - Incentive Magazine

Incentive Programs - Expert Opinions - Roy Saunderson - Top 10 Recognition Trends for 2014 That You Cannot Ignore - Incentive Magazine | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Top 10 Recognition Trends for 2014 That You Cannot Ignore - Next year, we'll see more demand for greater social responsibility and the increasing role of social media.
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NOTE FROM ME:  Some are spot on - some have already arrived.  But a good list nonetheless...

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You Are in Charge of Your Own Employee Happiness | The Social Workplace

You Are in Charge of Your Own Employee Happiness | The Social Workplace | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

Because employee happiness isn’t a solution. It’s a result. It’s the result of  management and employees striving to communicate, interact and develop our individual talents and coming together to create a high-performing company overall. 

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NOTE FROM ME:  This is a must read.  Own it baby - own it!

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How To Show Appreciation And Get Better Results From Your Employees This Holiday Season - Monster.com

How To Show Appreciation And Get Better Results From Your Employees This Holiday Season - Monster.com | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
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NOTE FROM ME:  I really dislike the use of the word "gift" when dicussion recognition and reward programs.  Sign of an amateur IMHO.

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PDP Solutions Reported Importance of CEO Communication and Employee Engagement - Press Release - Digital Journal

PDP Solutions Reported Importance of CEO Communication and Employee EngagementMankato, MN -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/27/2014 -- Communication tools are critical for CEOs of manufacturing companies. Only 42% of employees in a recent study reported having confidence in senior leadership. However, those confidence levels jumped to 72% for CEOs whom employees consider to be strong communicators.
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Employee engagement on the rise, says survey

Employee engagement on the rise, says survey | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Employee engagement is improving on a global level, a major survey of multi-national employers has found.
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Wait for it... another survey will tell you engagement is waning... who knows anymore?

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Cash VS Recognition – Once More Into the Breech - Symbolist

Cash VS Recognition – Once More Into the Breech - Symbolist | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
An increase in fixed wages has no impact on workers’ productivity but a gift of equivalent value has a statistically significant effect on productivity.
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HR_Hardball's curator insight, May 7, 12:17 PM

as we say in the trade, BOOM.

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What Raising a Toddler Can Teach You About Engagement Marketing

What Raising a Toddler Can Teach You About Engagement Marketing | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Like engagement marketing, parenting a toddler is both challenging and rewarding, and the comparisons don't stop there. Read on for 5 parenting lessons worth any engagement marketer's consideration.
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Companies Recognizing Importance of Recognition: Rewards & Recognition Providers

Companies Recognizing Importance of Recognition: Rewards & Recognition Providers | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Finding ways to reward employees for their achievements has become even more important as organizations slashed benefits during the Great Recession.
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Poor Customer Service Explained By Lack Of Employee Engagement

Poor Customer Service Explained By Lack Of Employee Engagement | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Anybody who has been involved in drives to make employees more engaged might want to pause for thought.
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Lying About Company Culture is Killing Recruitment - Acacia HR Solutions

Lying About Company Culture is Killing Recruitment - Acacia HR Solutions | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Lying about company culture is unfortunately more prevalent than we would hope. We know that doing so kills future recruitment so why do we do it?
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You can't fake it forever...

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2014 – The Year of the Employee | CustomerThink

2014 – The Year of the Employee | CustomerThink | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

In the recent past, many industry analysts and pundits have labeled certain years as “The Year of the Customer.” Although I wholeheartedly agree that the customer comes first, and it makes sense to make smart decisions based on the customer, I believe that 2014 will be the “Year of the Employee.”

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New Research Evaluates the Effectiveness of Channel Rep Incentives | News | Vertical Systems Reseller (VSR)

New Research Evaluates the Effectiveness of Channel Rep Incentives | News | Vertical Systems Reseller (VSR) | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Maritz Motivation Solutions study finds 70 percent of channel partners have two or more incentive programs competing for their attention.
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Employee Recognition Blog, RecogNation | Getting Ready for Your Award Ceremony? Read Our Expert Award Presentation Tips!

Employee Recognition Blog, RecogNation | Getting Ready for Your Award Ceremony? Read Our Expert Award Presentation Tips! | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Read some expert tips to create a perfect award ceremony!
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Good info if pretty common sense - always nice to be reminded.

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Three Motivation Principles That Can Change a Life - Maritz Motivation Solutions Blog

Three Motivation Principles That Can Change a Life - Maritz Motivation Solutions Blog | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
I have experienced firsthand that motivation principles can not only inspire higher levels of performance, but can also create life-changing experiences.
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Best and Worst Cities for Employee Engagement: What's the Cause?

Best and Worst Cities for Employee Engagement: What's the Cause? | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
A new report from Quantum Workplace introduces some fascinating data about the best places and conditions for high employee engagement.
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NOTE FROM ME:  Would this affect anyone's job search?  Maybe...

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Brian Wood's curator insight, November 21, 2013 2:14 PM

Makes a case for the link between corporate giving/volunteerism and employee satisfaction.