Introducing GrantMe, the Recognition Chatbot from Engage2Excel


There are few things in the HR world that are easy. You deal with difficult challenges on a daily basis and often don't get the appreciation you deserve. What if it were easier and more convenient for people in your company to express appreciation?

10 Onboarding Ideas You Can Use Right Now


Your inbox is probably filled to the brim with advice on onboarding. There are two reasons why this topic is hot right now: record employment levels and some pretty alarming facts about first-year voluntary turnover rates—particularly among millennials.

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Discover What Today’s Job Seekers Really Want


Over the past few weeks we have released infographics highlighting results of a survey conducted through our Trendicators research arm that depict why candidates accept job offers and why employees seek employment elsewhere. These insights have been among our most popular research findings to date.

Ideas for Improving Engagement in Workplace Wellness Programs


More than two-thirds of U.S. companies offer workplace wellness programs, yet the median participation rate in these programs represents less than one quarter of the workforce. Cultural health check: What does your company’s workplace wellness program say about your organization’s culture?

4 Templates to Enhance Your Candidate Experience

It’s more important than ever to communicate clearly and consistently with candidates, from the moment they submit their application to the moment they’re told whether or not they got the job. Download these templates to step up your communication.

Ideas for Driving Engagement Throughout the Talent Lifecycle


For the past several years there has been so much discussion around employee engagement that you may be growing tired of the term. Yet, the facts are hard to ignore. Companies with highly engaged employees consistently outperform those without.

Key Differences Between Active and Passive Job Seekers


With the employment market continuing to tighten, many companies are re-examining the differences between active and passive job seekers. An active job seeker is motivated to find a new job and actively searches for job opportunities.

Research Reveals Positive Outcomes from Recognizing Employee Service


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TharpeRobbins Changes Name to Engage2Excel


I am pleased to announce that TharpeRobbins is now Engage2Excel. More than just a name change, this is an exciting step forward in a century-long tradition of innovation in helping companies engage and recognize exceptional employees. Engage2Excel will continue to provide all of the services clients have come to rely on with the same attention to detail and delivery excellence.

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable: over the years, hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophisticated But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.

Total Recognition Takes Top Priority


In our 5 Recognition Trends for 2015 eBook, we share our employee recognition insights and what your organization can do to see results. This is the third installment of a five-part blog series that covers each trend and its effect on employee engagement.

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Recognition Changes Everything


We think it is important to make employees feel valued; it’s our business to help other organizations do just that. Each day we are witness to moments of great employee achievements – big and small - and see how recognition of those moments has a powerful impact.

5 Steps To A Successful Employee Recognition Program


Designing a program that engages your employees while motivating them to achieve organizational goals and initiatives should not be difficult. Through experience, we’ve determined the best recognition strategy includes a program design process that is broken out into five phases.

Looking for a reason to recognize employees? Look up.


We sometimes sit in amazement at the frequency with which we encounter employee recognition programs that aren’t tethered directly to a company’s enterprise strategy. Examples include recognition programs that reward values rather than behaviors that are linked to performance.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

5 Effective RECOGNITION Characteristics


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8 Tips for Recognizing and Rewarding Innovation


Recognition can do more than just drive performance and engagement. It can encourage deep collaboration and drive innovation. With just 10 percent of organizations believing they are doing an adequate job of encouraging innovation, there is plenty of room for improvement.

The Act of Recognition to Drive Engagement and Motivate Your Team


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How to Take Recognition to the Next Level


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Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?

Join Jesse Novak as he covers what building a Learning Experience is all about, how this should tie into your company culture and why building a foundation around fun, value and recognition is important to engagement. We’ll also discuss how this ties into Gamification and Badging programs to build a brand beyond your organization.

Making Recognition Memorable


Recognition opportunities are abundant and come in many shapes and sizes. Whether big or small, recognizing excellent performance or acknowledging an achievement is the best way to encourage more of the same in the future.

Are You Onboard? The Critical Role of the First Year


When most companies think about new hires, they think about paperwork and being ready for the employee’s first day - better known as orientation. Sure, new hires will need to know about their benefits and the company safety regulations; however, we want to talk about onboarding.

3 Top Reasons Why Candidates         Accept Job Offers


The offer acceptance rate is becoming an increasingly vital KPI for HR departments across all industry sectors. Offer Acceptance Rate (%) = (Number of Acceptances / Number of Offers) x 100.

Do Your Managers Know How to Give Good Recognition


Why do many companies spend months developing and rolling out a recognition program, only to find that they have very poor participation rates? Many point to what the program didn’t include.

Talent Acquisition is Dead: Talent Attraction Takes Root

Acquiring talent has changed dramatically over the past few years, and organizations are embracing recruitment marketing techniques and are utilizing much different technology to break through the noise within the marketplace to be heard. This whitepaper, written by Tim Sackett, provides a simple strategy to start attracting the best talent to your organization.

9 HR Trends to Watch for in 2016 (Part 1)


The world is changing and so is how we work. When it comes to the field of HR, leaders and professionals need to be on the cutting edge of what is happening in today’s workplace, not to mention being flexible to that change. leadership HR Trends Change

Unleash the Power of Performance Recognition


Looking for a way to help drive measurable business results within your organization? Look no further than your senior leadership team’s top priorities.

The Workforce All-Star Lineup


How well do you know the generations in your workforce? Each generation brings with it unique traits and characteristics, and the same can be true for what motivates and engages them. Find out what drives this all-star workforce lineup! Traditionalists. Baby Boomers. Generation X. Millennials.

Improving Leadership Skills to Drive Results


In today’s workplace environment where doing more with less is the norm, managers are constantly being pushed to drive better results from their teams. This can prove to be difficult when you have some employees achieving and exceeding goals while others are barely reaching the end zone.


How Employers Can Play by The New Rules of Work

Candidates want careers where they can grow and see their values reflected in the company's mission. As employers, you have to look at potential employees like customers. Download this ebook to learn how you can thrive in the new world of talent.

6 Employee Onboarding Tips


In a previous post “ Make Your Employee Onboarding an Engaging Success ” I shared the strategy behind why onboarding programs are necessary. In this post, I am taking those strategies and listing six tips to make onboarding effective in your organization.

Reenergizing the Employee Service Anniversary Program


Good news – the unemployment rate is at its lowest level in 10 years, and workers are staying at their current employer longer! According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 Employee Tenure Report, years of tenure have increased over the past four years.

The Links Between Recognition, Engagement, and Performance Get Stronger


In our 5 Recognition Trends for 2015 eBook , we share our employee recognition insights and what your organization can do to see results. This post is the final installment of the five-part blog series that covers each trend and its effect on employee engagement.

Redesigning Recruitment to Improve Employee Engagement


HR leaders are rethinking the role of HR along with fundamental aspects of organizational design to create more engaged and agile cultures. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends Report, 92 percent of survey participants ranked organizational redesign as a critical priority.

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.