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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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What to Recognize When You’re Recognizing: Top 5 Misrecognitions

What to Recognize When You’re Recognizing: Top 5 Misrecognitions | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

It’s not that you don’t know who to recognize. It’s not that you don’t want to recognize them. It’s that you don’t know how to recognize your colleague for a job well done. Understand how to effectively recognize your peers by avoiding these five common misrecognitions:

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Blog Article | bulletproof talent | employee engagement surveys | Omaha, Nebraska

Blog Article | bulletproof talent | employee engagement surveys | Omaha, Nebraska | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

But, before you go and invest too much time and money in making changes based on your engagement survey results, ask yourself this one, really important question:

How do you know if you are listening to the right employees?

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Energized Disengagement – The New Trend « I2I – Incentive Intelligence

Energized Disengagement – The New Trend « I2I – Incentive Intelligence | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

Here’s the problem. Most of the time the people tasked with driving employee engagement have no control over whether employees are engaged. I’m about talking HR departments, “employee engagement” departments, personnel departments. Typically these departments are given the task of “engaging employees.” But they CANNOT do anything about it. Yet they try.

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» HR Lessons I Learned from GE Super Bowl Ads | Recognize This! With Derek Irvine

» HR Lessons I Learned from GE Super Bowl Ads | Recognize This! With Derek Irvine | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

Then why do fiscally responsible companies choose to advertise during the Super Bowl, especially for products no average consumer (or Super Bowl viewer) would ever buy?

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Employee Radar – Repost « I2I – Incentive Intelligence

Employee Radar – Repost « I2I – Incentive Intelligence | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

From an HR perspective – employees are customers and the company is the product. Why wouldn’t we apply the same thinking and analytics to those customers as we do to our “paying customers?” I think there is a lot of discussion about connecting with employees – whether that be through training, incentives, benefits, etc. But I’ve not seen anything that helps an employer truly “see” their employees.

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People Patterns: The sweaty business of behavioural change

People Patterns: The sweaty business of behavioural change | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

You watch as the group brainstorms some signs that can be placed to remind people of the policy and also where and how many hygiene-spray stations should be positioned in the gym. A few months after you've implemented the findings of the focus group and behaviour hasn't changed. Why?

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Employee Motivation Is About People Connections. Who Knew? « I2I – Incentive Intelligence

Employee Motivation Is About People Connections. Who Knew? « I2I – Incentive Intelligence | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

We can spend all day talking about the right award, the right system, the right communication package that will motivate employees at your company. But at the end of the day, if you want to motivate your people you need to get outside your company and outside your reward program.

 

You need to get your people to do some meet and greet.

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» Employee Engagement Task Force Update: Nita Clarke Video | Recognize This! With Derek Irvine

» Employee Engagement Task Force Update: Nita Clarke Video | Recognize This! With Derek Irvine | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

Recognize This! – Employee engagement most certainly is not something else you must do. It must be primary focus to gain greatest competitive advantage and success in the marketplace.

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» Zappos’ Culture Isn’t for Everyone | Recognize This! With Derek Irvine

» Zappos’ Culture Isn’t for Everyone | Recognize This! With Derek Irvine | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

Recognize This! - The corporate culture appropriate for your organization is unique to you.

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In a NOW World, Employee Engagement is Not an Option

“This economic crisis doesn’t represent a cycle,” says Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric, about The Great Recession.
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Leading with Fun: The Gamified Self | IncBlot Organizational Psychology

Leading with Fun: The Gamified Self | IncBlot Organizational Psychology | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

 

Off the top of my head, I can think of two salient reasons for the reaction against gamification. The first is the overuse of the buzzword without the recquisite understanding of its psychological underpinnings.

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FACE IT: We Build Cool Space Because We Don’t Know How to Build Great Managers… | Fistful of Talent

FACE IT: We Build Cool Space Because We Don’t Know How to Build Great Managers… | Fistful of Talent | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

Whether we can afford to build it or not at our company, we focus on thinking about the office layout and how tricked up we can make it look because we don’t have the guts to build great managers of people.

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Kudough | Follow The Numbers

At first glance, the numbers detailing incentive program performance and return on investment look straightforward. But dive into the studies, and you may have a flash back to statistics class. These numbers are often only useful when viewed in context. Getting a straightforward answer may be tough, but understanding how to crunch the numbers can help.

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YOUR BABY'S UGLY: Non Redemption in Gift Card solutions Not a Problem

YOUR BABY'S UGLY: Non Redemption in Gift Card solutions Not a Problem | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
As mentioned in our last post, I do get a kick out of some of the discussions about employee awards on LinkedIn. They are often self-serving and designed to sell a product or point of view instead of opening an honest debate on the different sides of a topic. At least most of the ones I’ve seen seem to be that way.
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» 3 Surprising Findings from Latest Globoforce/SHRM Employee Recognition Tracker | Recognize This! With Derek Irvine

» 3 Surprising Findings from Latest Globoforce/SHRM Employee Recognition Tracker | Recognize This! With Derek Irvine | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

3 Surprising Findings from Latest Globoforce/SHRM Employee Recognition Tracker

 

Recognize This! – If the vast majority of your employees are dissatisfied with your recognition program, perhaps it’s time to change the program.

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Enterprise Engagement Newsletter

Based on the latest compilation and analysis of research on noncash rewards, it’s clear that many businesses may be missing the boat in terms of getting the best results.

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Our Conferences Are In Need Of An Epidemic

Our Conferences Are In Need Of An Epidemic | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Are you a virus? Do you see yourself as an innovator, a change agent or one that pushes the envelope? If you do, you may very well be a virus.
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Quality Service Marketing: Blog Anniversary & Interview with Toby Bloomberg

Quality Service Marketing: Blog Anniversary & Interview with Toby Bloomberg | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
This post marks the beginning of my 8th year of blogging. To celebrate this milestone, I’m delighted to interview Toby Bloomberg, who inspired me to start this blog in 2005 and continues to be my inspiration in social media.
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Company Culture: The Trick Is Crafting an Approach That Fits Your Organization

Company Culture: The Trick Is Crafting an Approach That Fits Your Organization | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
I write regularly about company culture, the importance of getting your culture right for your organization, and how strategic recognition is a powerful method for achieving that culture. But let’s be clear on two critical points: 1.
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Baudville | Employee Appreciation Day Ideas for your 2012 Celebration

Baudville | Employee Appreciation Day Ideas for your 2012 Celebration | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Three great Employee Appreciation Day Ideas for your 2012 celebration from the Baudville recognition experts!
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Incentive & Reward Programs Need More UGC « I2I – Incentive Intelligence

Incentive & Reward Programs Need More UGC « I2I – Incentive Intelligence | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

In the days of Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble incentive programs to drive more rock breaking at the quarry came with elaborate communication plans.

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In a NOW World, Employee Engagement is Not an Option

In a NOW World, Employee Engagement is Not an Option | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
“This economic crisis doesn’t represent a cycle,” says Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric, about The Great Recession.
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Advice Worth Taking – 8 Non-Reward Things That Are Reward Things « I2I – Incentive Intelligence

Advice Worth Taking – 8 Non-Reward Things That Are Reward Things « I2I – Incentive Intelligence | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

This is a big one for most of us. Don’t just look for reasons you’re right to want to use group travel. Talk to people who don’t agree with you. Listen to their logic and evaluate their point of view.

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Influence PEOPLE: 700,000 Great Reasons To Use Yellow Sticky Notes

Influence PEOPLE: 700,000 Great Reasons To Use Yellow Sticky Notes | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

Allow me to give you 700,000 great reasons to use sticky notes.

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Fostering Your Own Engagement Leads to Organizational

Fostering Your Own Engagement Leads to Organizational | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

Engagement is not something the company can “do” to the employee, it is a set of behaviors an employee must embrace in order to make the connections that will be lasting.

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