5 Tips For Effective Multigenerational Employee Recognition


Here’s a surprise about managing multigenerational workforces: when it comes to being recognized for their hard work, the “generations” are remarkably similar. The following statistics from the study show just a couple examples of the consistent value of recognition across generations.

Top 10 Talent Management Blog Posts of December 2015


Here are some of our favorite blog posts published in December 2015: Where Do Your Employees Fit On The Engagement Resistance Curve? 3 Reasons Your Best Employees Are Quitting via Business Insider. An Easy Way to Engage Your Employees via Inc.

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Top 10 Talent Management Blog Posts of September 2015


Here’s a short list of our favorite Talent Management blog posts from the month of September: 6 Ways to Tackle Employee Turnover via SteamFeed. The Number One Way to Keep Employees Engaged via Forbes. 5 Ways to Make Any Job A Dream Job for your Employees via Inc.

How to Build a Deeply Embedded Recognition Culture

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Building or maintaining a positive work culture currently ranks among the top three goals for recognition programs, according to WorldatWork’s 2015 Trends in Employee Recognition study.

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5 tips for making retention a key priority in 2015


Before the calendar turned, I had blogged about why 2015 will be the year of the Employee. HR professionals will be looking for high levels of employee retention and productivity in 2015 and in some way, shape or form, this has always been their job. Recruitment & Talent Management compensation employee productivity employee recognition employee retention jayson saba Laurie Ruettimann

How to Limit Your Employees’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days

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Best Practices Employee Recognition Engagement HR Insights HR Management Retention & Engagement Talent Management FeaturedWhen’s the last time you had a bad day at work?

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Something You Should Know: 65% of Your Workforce Is Looking For a New Job

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Why are 65 percent of employees actively looking for a new job? Disengaged Employees Employee Recognition Engagement HR Communications HR Management HR News HR Trends Retention & Engagement Talent Acquisition Talent Management Turnover Workforce Featured

Recognizing Employees For Good Work? You Need a Multiple Channel Approach

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The IBM Smarter Workforce Institute (SWI) recently released a report showing the importance of using multiple channels for recognition. Employee Recognition Engagement HR Communications HR Management HR News HR Trends Incentives Retention & Engagement Rewards Talent Management

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is recognition the duct tape in your talent management toolkit?

O.C. Tanner

What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘Talent Management’? Employee performance? In a recent study focusing on successful recognition programs over the last quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016, O.C.

The Power of Peers: They May Be THE Most Powerful Means for Engagement

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Want to know how to engage employees? Perhaps the best (and obvious) answer is to ask the employees. Employee Recognition Engagement HR Communications HR Management Retention & Engagement Talent Management Featured

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Want Higher Engagement? Multiple Recognition Channels Can Get You There

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Looking For a New Work Challenge? Here’s a Lesson From Steven Colbert

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Employee Recognition HR Communications HR Insights HR Management Incentives Promotions Retention & Engagement Talent Management FeaturedThis week marked the start of a new era in late night television in the U.S.

“Good Job” – The Two Most Harmful Words in the English Language?


– Consider carefully the words we use to recognize others and whether go-to phrases like ”good job” have a place in our recognition vocabulary. I envisioned talent management professionals in cinemas the world over gasping in reaction to the blasphemy. by Brenda Pohlman.

Hiring Wisdom: Why Recognition is Key to Motivation AND Retention

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Here’s the formula: Observation (what the person did) + Benefit ( to the organization) = Meaningful recognition. A Gallup Poll reports that over 60 percent of American workers say they received no recognition at all at work last year.

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How Social Recognition Impacts Diversity – and Why That’s So Important

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Diversity Employee Recognition Engagement HR Insights HR Management HR Trends Retention & Engagement Talent Management“Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without.”

How Recognition Can Align Values — and Drive a “One Company” Culture

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It’s Clear Employees REALLY Matter When They Get a $100,000 Bonus

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When 1,380 employees got a $100,000 bonus each, the story should have made headlines everywhere.

Hiring Wisdom: A Little Recognition Goes a Long Way

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At one of my presentations a while back, the president of a trucking firm shared this great story that illustrates my point about employee recognition. When’s the last time you did something positive that an employee will proudly hang on to or remember?

Appreciation: It’s a Critical Skill that Every Manager Really Needs to Learn

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Welch says: The best manager I’ve ever known used to keep a small piece of paper taped to her desk. But one weekend, I found out that my manager’s generosity of spirit was not a work thing.

3 Ways to Help Employees Understand Their Worth

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How often do you talk about pay with your employees? " The lack of communication around compensation leads employees to make their own assumptions about their worth — and how their paychecks stack up to their peers. Talent Management Talent Management Salary

After Years of 3% Increases, Where Have All the Good Raises Gone?

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Cited in the article, analyst firm Aon Hewitt calls this a “drastic shift” based on the firm’s annual survey on salaried employee compensation. Employees don’t get a lot from 3% raises. COLA for 2015 in the U.S.

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How to Avoid Losing Talent to Startups

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Startups — with stock options in lieu of high salaries and promises of get-rich IPOs — suddenly became the companies where young employees aspired to work. By emulating the attractive qualities of startups, corporations can compete for young talent.

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Here’s How to Keep Your Best Employees — Without Increasing Pay

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Recently, a question asked to Sarah Kauss, CEO and founder of S’well , asked “ How do you keep your best employees ?” I encourage you to read her full comments , but three options to keep your best employees other than the obvious answer of increased compensation are below. We want to be sure employees’ first thought is to new or different opportunities within your company and not a knee-jerk, “grass is always greener” jump to another company.

santa’s secret to success? the nice list.

O.C. Tanner

In fact, many times as managers and leaders, we believe our job is to make the“naughty” list—to watch for mistakes and so we make corrections. Make the recognition equal to the accomplishment. The same is true of employees in any organization. What’s the true magic of Santa?

If You Can’t Be Sincere, You Shouldn’t Recognize Someone at All

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When we consult on social recognition , a common (and important) question is, “ Yes, I understand and agree with the value and importance of recognition, but how do I recognize well?

It Takes a Recognition Culture To Spark Engagement


The recent focus on employee engagement has taught us plenty, including how closely tied employee engagement is to an organization’s success, and what happens in this disrupted, transformed workforce without engagement: our top talent moves on. By: Meghan M.

When It Comes to Recognition, Companies Stick With the Tried and True

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Recognition programs are vital tools in an organization’s total rewards strategy, but beyond the knowledge that “recognizing employees is a good thing to do” we can look to data that back up recognition programs as an important part of an organization’s culture.

5 Human Truths to Help Make Your Workplace More Human

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I had the pleasure and honor of speaking again this year at SHRM’s 2015 annual conference. The top two-thirds of Maslow’s Hierarchy are needs that can only be met by authentic human interaction – shared values, shared esteem, recognition and appreciation.

For Recognition to Have an Impact, Make It Strategic


We’re way beyond the old paradigm of years-of-service plaques or holiday gift cards as a form of employee recognition. We know that such rewards, tied to tenure or sporadically bestowed on an individual employee for a job well done, fall short of achieving any larger goal.

Recognition and Fair Pay Are Baseline Principles For Better Engagement

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In the last week, a couple of research reviews have crossed my desk, both summarizing decades of research, surveys and analysis in the complex and many-layered topics of employee recognition, engagement and retention. Workers who receive recognition are less likely to quit.

10 Things I Learned at Total Rewards


It enables more humanity in the call center by empowering employees and creating happier customers. Recognition is an opportunity to drive bottom line business results. More individual, customized employee rewards are the future.

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Theories Of Motivation For Workplace Productivity


Want to work harder and encourage employees or coworkers to do the same? In order to maintain a workforce that produces positive results , there are certain areas that can be utilized to motivate employees. Talent Management business productivity motivating employees talent management

Types of HR Software: A Guide


But how do you choose between things as seemingly similar as “attendance tracking” software and “employee scheduling” software? This bucket includes all the types of HR software relating to managing the compensation of employees. Compensation Management. Talent Management.

The Business of Social Recognition

Brandon Hall

Employee recognition has a direct impact on business success. According to Brandon Hall Group’s Employee Engagement Study, recognition is the top driver of engagement. A few of the topics, we plan to discuss include: Creating a Culture of Recognition.

Engage Employees Emotionally in These 5 Ways


Employee turnover takes a huge toll on companies, but it’s especially hard on startups: high costs, diminishing morale, and wasted time. Engaging employees can be a simple and inexpensive process as long as managers recognize what motivates human decision-making. Below are some low-cost tips keyed into those very needs, so you can ensure employees stay put during the time you need them to most. Some employees even view the office as their second family.