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Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium
A listing/summary of information about recognition, reward and incentives and how to apply them to achieve business goals.
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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 | Symbolist - 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 | Symbolist - 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 | Symbolist - 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 | Symbolist - 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 | Symbolist - 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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Ask The Experts: When an e-Card Isn’t Enough - Incentive Magazine

Ask The Experts: When an e-Card Isn’t Enough - Incentive Magazine | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Ask The Experts: When an e-Card Isn’t Enough - Brian Dodds from Symbolist delivers insight on crafting recognition programs for a multi-gen mix.
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Employee Engagement is the Proofreader's Fault - Symbolist

Employee Engagement is the Proofreader's Fault - Symbolist | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
You can't delegate employee engagement - it's OUR issue - not THEIR issue.
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Starting An Employee Recognition Campaign? Choose Your Metric First - Zane Safrit

Starting An Employee Recognition Campaign? Choose Your Metric First - Zane Safrit | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
If you're just wading into the plethora of content on recognizing employees, creating engaged employees, you might think that the only important metric - matter of fact...the ONLY metric - is how much you’re willing to pay for annual award...
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NOTE FROM ME:  Some great points in this piece.

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Virgin HealthMiles becomes Virgin Pulse, looks beyond health | mobihealthnews

Virgin HealthMiles becomes Virgin Pulse, looks beyond health | mobihealthnews | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
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Which is the Real Problem: Employee Disengagement or the way we view it?

Which is the Real Problem:  Employee Disengagement or the way we view it? | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
An engaged employee is one who understands his/her place in the organization and fully comprehends how they contribute to and participate in the firm's execution of its Mission and Vision.
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NOTE FROM ME:  Agree - employees are part of the process not just the recipients of company largess.

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Break the Rules !! - #PICHR

Break the Rules !! - #PICHR | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
One of the BIG knocks on HR is that we tend to be rule people. We create rules. We encourage others to enforce rules. Why do we do this?
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NOTE FROME ME:  Big Thinking by @sbrowneHR - methods vs. rules - BIG Difference!

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What came first? Human resources or human resources technology? | From @lruittemann

What came first? Human resources or human resources technology? | From @lruittemann | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
What came first? Human resources or human resources technology? If you ask some of my friends, they will tell you that you can't do human resources in 2013 without having an integrated technology p...
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NOTE FROM ME:  Great framing of the problems and issues HR has to sort throught.  It is not easy stuff.

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Why Your Boss Cares If You're Happy

Companies from Google to Bank of America are investing in ways to measure how happy their employees are--and how to make them happier But does that...
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NOTE FROM ME:  Best quote in the article:  "What people want from their careers are things that help them boost purpose in their lives."


How are you enabling that in your organization?

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Enterprise Engagement Alliance: Articles : EEA Moves to Membership Model

Enterprise Engagement Alliance: Articles : EEA Moves to Membership Model | Symbolist - 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™ | Symbolist - 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. | Symbolist - 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 | 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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What 24 hours Living in a Van Taught Me about Performance Management - Fistful of Talent

What 24 hours Living in a Van Taught Me about Performance Management - Fistful of Talent | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
If you’re thinking about changing up how you manage performance in your company my advice to you is make sure your fundamentals are in place first.
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The Simplest Way to Hear the Best Stories - Let's Grow Leaders

The Simplest Way to Hear the Best Stories - Let's Grow Leaders | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Everyday your team is doing great work.  Sometimes you miss their stories.   Some folks will go home and tell their stories around the dinner table.  Others can't, or won't. Don't let stories go
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NOTE FROM ME:  This is how you #HUMANIZE recognition! 

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Be Afraid: Employee Layoff Fears At the Lowest Level in Five Years

Be Afraid: Employee Layoff Fears At the Lowest Level in Five Years | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Glassdoor released its Q3 Employee Confidence Survey this past Friday and the results continue to show growing employee confidence. 15% of surveyed employees are less concerned about being laid off...
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NOTE FROM ME:  Good points in this post - be proactive!

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Congratulations - You're Non-Essential

Congratulations - You're Non-Essential | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Without a direct line of sight to important organizational outcomes it will be impossible to bolster morale and get your team back on track.
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NOTE FROM ME:  Up on Fistful of Talent today.  The new scarlet letter.

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Research & Resources - Incentive Marketing Association

Research & Resources - Incentive Marketing Association | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
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NOTE FROM ME:  Worth a look.

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Do Your Employees Have Enough

Do Your Employees Have Enough | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Engagement starts only after your employees have enough. Enough pay, benefits, time off etc. Find out want it takes for enough – then engagement.
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Work-Life Integration and Work-Play Balance - The Creative Networker | NOOP.NL

Work-Life Integration and Work-Play Balance - The Creative Networker | NOOP.NL | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
I don’t aim for work-life balance. I aim for work-play balance, based on work-life integration.
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NOTE FROM ME:  Wonderful way to look at work and not work... 

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