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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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Virgin HealthMiles Broadens Corporate Wellness Programs to Include Family, Friends for Free | EON: Enhanced Online News

Virgin HealthMiles Broadens Corporate Wellness Programs to Include Family, Friends for Free | EON: Enhanced Online News | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Virgin HealthMiles extends wellness program to friends and family for free.
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NOTE FROM ME:  Trend?  Harbinger?  Me likey.

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Top Employee Engagement and HR Goodness for 2013 | The Social Workplace

Top Employee Engagement and HR Goodness for 2013 | The Social Workplace | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

On a personal note, this collection was born of our own brain power and personal opinion. We weren’t offered nor did we accept — not even shoes! — any compensation for this list.

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NOTE FROM ME:  A good bit of info.

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HRExaminer v4.34 | HR Examiner

HRExaminer v4.34 | HR Examiner | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
“Just when HR commits to one direction there will be a tweet or blog post that calls BS on that approach...And that’s before the infographics. How does HR ever feel comfortable with their job?
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NOTE FROM ME:  And not just because my own article is in this issue - but it is a good one!

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Employee Engagement or Employee Happiness?

Employee Engagement or Employee Happiness? | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Employee engagement effects the bottom line, but are engaged employees happier? Will ensuring that your employees are happy automatically lead to increased employee engagement?
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NOTE FROM ME:  Happiness is not engagement or satisfaction. But... if you can - why not be happy?

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Switch Metaphor Of Change

Switch Metaphor Of Change | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz8wxhRKvZ4 I've done several training sessions recently that incorporated a discussion of change. I was glad I found Chip and Dan Heath's book entitled Switch: How ...
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NOTE FROM ME:  Bret is always a must read and now a must watch.

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Effective Recognition Programs Must Be Situational

Effective Recognition Programs Must Be Situational | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Recognizing achievements is one of the best practices any organization can employ to create intense levels of employee engagement. But providing the same recognition for everyone will guarantee an ineffective recognition process.
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NOTE FROM ME:  Good basic information.

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The Incentive Research Foundation :: Articles : George Delta: Incentive Program Legal Compliance

The Incentive Research Foundation :: Articles : George Delta: Incentive Program Legal Compliance | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

Part of structuring a good rewards and recognition and incentive program is complying with the legal requirements.

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YOUR BABY'S UGLY: Do Recognition Programs Motivate the Majority?

YOUR BABY'S UGLY: Do Recognition Programs Motivate the Majority? | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
A review of all facets of incentive and recognition awards
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Engaging Bit o’ Fiction | HR Examiner

Engaging Bit o’ Fiction | HR Examiner | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Jobs change, expectations go unmet, cultural integration is not always what it seems to be, decisions get rushed, managers are bad, companies are rotten, coworkers are unpleasant, better jobs emerge elsewhere.
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NOTE:  This is the operative quote in the article: "The most idealistic variants of engagement thinking take a different view. They look at the organization and try to remove barriers to performance." 

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What’s My Motivation? A Q&A with E. Tory Higgins

What’s My Motivation? A Q&A with E. Tory Higgins | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
The secret to successful influence is the same as acting: Know where your character is coming from.
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Where are YOU on the engagement adoption curve?

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The 6 Human Needs: Why We Do What We Do - Tony Robbins Blog

The 6 Human Needs: Why We Do What We Do - Tony Robbins Blog | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Understand the six fundamental needs that shape our behavior and identify how to create new patterns that lead to lasting fulfillment.
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I love the content and at the surface it seems reasonable - however, the article doesn't point to any research or validation for the 6 points.  Would have liked it more if it pointed to some sort of research study.

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HR – Find Your Oops | Fistful of Talent

HR – Find Your Oops | Fistful of Talent | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

Something you don’t want to hear from your surgeon when under local anesthetic.  Something most of us never want to have to say at a staff meeting.

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Is HR Going The Way Of The Travel Agent?

Is HR Going The Way Of The Travel Agent? | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Quick: What is your first thought when you think of Travel Agents? Mine? 1970's and 1980's, women working in strip malls, with sunny vacation posters on the windows selling over-priced-all-inclusiv...
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NOTE FROM ME:  More and more posts are like this today - #Humanize the employee relationship.  Tech is so 2000 and late...

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Upping The Ante With On Sale Rewards - Incentive Marketing News from Loyaltyworks

Upping The Ante With On Sale Rewards - Incentive Marketing News from Loyaltyworks | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Google+ Loyaltyworks 2337 Perimeter Park Drive Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30341 Loyaltyworks
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NOTE FROM ME:  I've said this for years - what would retail do?  This.  NOt sure how these prices compare with retail but the idea is good.

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Steve's HR Technology - Journal - Employee of the Week - '75 Stingray Edition

Steve's HR Technology - Journal - Employee of the Week - '75 Stingray Edition | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
I am not a huge car guy, (some close friends might know that recently I flirted with purchasing a ...
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NOTE FROM ME:  Sure it's cool - and frankly not a bad advertising gig.  In small companies this would be a good idea... get over a few score and then it becomes more of a problem of winners/losers.  

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Social Media is Paralyzing HR | HR Examiner

Social Media is Paralyzing HR | HR Examiner | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Think of it this way. It’s like driving your car by looking two inches in front of your bumper all the time.
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NOTE FROM ME:  My newest post up on HRExaminer.  The irony of posting this on varios social media sites is not lost on me.

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The HR Capitalist: Using Cat Sounds For Corporate Recognition....

The HR Capitalist: Using Cat Sounds For Corporate Recognition.... | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
I've been selected to be the "voice" of my son's 4th Grade Football team, which means I rock the PA system with the golden pipes. It's preseason for the football players, and it's preseason for new PA guys as well....
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NOTE FROM ME:  Like ringing the "tip bell" in a bar - but this could get rather noisy in a really achievement heavy culture no?

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#Humanize Your Employee Engagement - Symbolist

#Humanize Your Employee Engagement - Symbolist | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
It isn't about making your employee engagement efforts more efficient - it's about making them effective. Humans cannot be "six-sigma-ed."
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Maybe Engagement Doesn't Really Matter

When Gallup released the most recent State of the American Workforce Report the engagement news was not good. Here’s what the report said: “Currently, 30% of the U.S. workforce is engaged in their ...
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5 Employee Contributions You Should Recognize - Maritz Motivation Solutions Blog

5 Employee Contributions You Should Recognize - Maritz Motivation Solutions Blog | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Within your own organizational, cultural and recognition program framework, below are the types of contributions and behavior that you should recognize.
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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: UPDATED

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: UPDATED | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
By Charlie We use business as a platform to build people of higher character
It’s profound how much we believe and LIVE this simple diagram at Next Jump.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a theory in...
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NOTE FROM ME:  Not a fan of Maslow but I do like this!

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Who Knows More About Culture than HR?

Who Knows More About Culture than HR? | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
The importance of culture in making or breaking a merger/acquisition has long been an interest of mine. After spending 25 years at the top outplacement/career transition business, I’ve seen the bes...
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Driving Me Crazy Yet Again: Valuing personal opinion over scientific fact « Aubrey Daniels' Blog

Driving Me Crazy Yet Again: Valuing personal opinion over scientific fact « Aubrey Daniels' Blog | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it

In my opinion Kohn and Pink are making a good living on “junk science” and Mathis is trying to capitalize on their success. - See more at: http://aubreydaniels.com/blog/2012/07/25/driving-me-crazy-yet-again-valuing-personal-opinion-over-scientific-fact/#sthash.U2d0eUF4.dpuf

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NOTE FROM ME:  Oldie but goodie (well 1 year old.)

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Recognize and reward employees with incentive gift cards. | Award Employees

Recognize and reward employees with incentive gift cards. | Award Employees | Symbolist - Recognition & Reward Compendium | Scoop.it
Employee recognition awards, sales incentives, safety incentives, wellness awards, years of service awards, incentive gift cards.
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