Recognition & Reward Compendium
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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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Every New Hire Should Drive Up Employee Engagement

Every New Hire Should Drive Up Employee Engagement | 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' | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Enterprise Engagement Alliance: Articles : EEA Moves to Membership Model

Enterprise Engagement Alliance: Articles : EEA Moves to Membership Model | Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

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.

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You Are The Problem, Part 1 - HR Hardball™

You Are The Problem, Part 1 - HR Hardball™ | Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
We aren't opposed to "change," but we are instinctually resistant when we are unable to prepare for change.
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Note from me:  Self- assess - yup... that's step one!

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Thank You.

Thank You. | Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
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...
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NOTE:  This is what #Humanize -d employee engagement looks like.

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Jack Martin's curator insight, November 15, 2013 1:35 PM

Recognition doesn't need to break the bank.  Sometimes just a simple thank you is all that's needed.

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Let Go Of Corporate Culture - Symbolist

Let Go Of Corporate Culture - Symbolist | Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Corporate culture is a distributed responsibility. DOn't lay it at the feet of one person or department.
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Employee engagement tips for each role in your organization

Every role within your organization plays an important part in creating and sustaining employee engagement. Here are some tips on how each role can help foster
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NOTE FROM ME:  Good stuff - shows how each level in an organization can contribute to positive employee engagement. 

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Steve Browne's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:28 AM

Solid information and approach !!  Make sure to value everyone !! #HR #culture

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Poor Customer Service Explained By Lack Of Employee Engagement

Poor Customer Service Explained By Lack Of Employee Engagement | 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 | 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 | 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) | 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! | 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 | 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? | 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. 

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Most Employees Plan to Pursue New Job Opportunities in 2014, Reveals Right Management Poll - WSJ.com

Most Employees Plan to Pursue New Job Opportunities in 2014, Reveals Right Management Poll - WSJ.com | Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

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. 

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NOTE FROM ME:  Remember - bad news sells more papers... I don't believe this will come to pass...

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Giving Great Recognition to Groups and Teams | Rideau

Giving Great Recognition to Groups and Teams | Rideau | Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Rideau Recognition customizes employee recognition, corporate merchandise and service award programs to increase employee motivation, performance and productivity. This is our history.
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NOTE FROM ME:  Good ideas in here.

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Most employee engagement programs inadequate: Survey | Benefits Canada

Most employee engagement programs inadequate: Survey | Benefits Canada | Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
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.
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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.

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Leading With Stories and Symbolism

Leading With Stories and Symbolism | Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

We all know that people learn best from stories and symbols, now go use them for the common good.

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NOTE FROM ME:  Boom goes the dynamite.

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3 Reasons Why Your Board Should Care About Employee Engagement - Business 2 Community

3 Reasons Why Your Board Should Care About Employee Engagement - Business 2 Community | Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

Board members who disregard the collective narrative of employees’ contributions, disassociate themselves from corporate reality. 

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NOTE FROM ME:  Employee Engagement is a bottom AND top issue.  

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