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Most businesses use rewards to stimulate the desired results. That’s not bad business but there’s a more cost effective way that can help you get better results. How, you ask? By engaging people with gifts instead of rewards.
Wonderful post by @brianAhearn
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…and the 10 jobs that make people the most miserable.
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.
This is good good stuff.
You already demand skills, education, and experience with any new hire. Why not screen for engagement as well?
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.
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.
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...
NOTE FROM ME: Well done post on the effects of dopamine on motivation.
Ask The Experts: How to Plan a Recognition Budget - Brian Dodds from Symbolist delivers insight on how to budget for a recognition program.
NOTE FROM ME: Our own Symboli in the news - you tell'em Dodds!
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.
NOTE FROM ME: Some are spot on - some have already arrived. But a good list nonetheless...
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.
NOTE FROM ME: This is a must read. Own it baby - own it!
NOTE FROM ME: I really dislike the use of the word "gift" when dicussion recognition and reward programs. Sign of an amateur IMHO.
Enterprise Engagement Alliance, Managing Director Bruce Bolger has announced that the organization will move beyond sponsorships as its sole source of funding and institute a membership model encompassing all of the corporate practitioners, engagement solution providers, academics, students and young professionals focused on this new area of business.
We aren't opposed to "change," but we are instinctually resistant when we are unable to prepare for change.
Note from me: Self- assess - yup... that's step one!
My post title is missing its normal, and grammatically incorrect, double exclamation points ( !! ) for a reason this week. I had the most amazing experience and just had to share it with you !! (o...
NOTE: This is what #Humanize -d employee engagement looks like.
Recognition doesn't need to break the bank. Sometimes just a simple thank you is all that's needed.
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.
Finding ways to reward employees for their achievements has become even more important as organizations slashed benefits during the Great Recession.
Anybody who has been involved in drives to make employees more engaged might want to pause for thought.
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?
You can't fake it forever...
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.”
Maritz Motivation Solutions study finds 70 percent of channel partners have two or more incentive programs competing for their attention.
Read some expert tips to create a perfect award ceremony!
Good info if pretty common sense - always nice to be reminded.
I have experienced firsthand that motivation principles can not only inspire higher levels of performance, but can also create life-changing experiences.
A new report from Quantum Workplace introduces some fascinating data about the best places and conditions for high employee engagement.
NOTE FROM ME: Would this affect anyone's job search? Maybe...
Makes a case for the link between corporate giving/volunteerism and employee satisfaction.
According to the poll, only 5% of employees intend to stay in their current position, while 9% indicate they may look for new opportunities in 2014 and are networking.
NOTE FROM ME: Remember - bad news sells more papers... I don't believe this will come to pass...
Rideau Recognition customizes employee recognition, corporate merchandise and service award programs to increase employee motivation, performance and productivity. This is our history.
NOTE FROM ME: Good ideas in here.
More than half (56%) of HR managers around the world concede that their organization’s employee engagement programs fall short on delivering bottom-line results, according to a new survey by Right Management.
NOTE FROM ME: Maybe focusing on what the company wants first is a bad strategy - start with the employee and work backwards - that might drive better engagement.