Give a Bonus of Heartfelt Appreciation This Year

RecognizeThis!

Even after a difficult year, giving employees the appreciation and recognition they deserve is an important bonus. I was captivated by the story of non-unionized employees willing to risk their livelihood to keep their CEO. I didn’t expect [a Christmas bonus] at all.

12 Powerful Tips to Build an Employee Recognition Culture

EmployeeConnect

About 65 percent of the people in one survey reported that they received no recognition over the last 12 months for their work.In the same report, 89 percent of employers feel that most employees leave their companies to earn more money. Spending money on routine company gift cards isn’t the same as offering personalised and specific praise based on an employee’s performance. If you can reward a person based on his or her interests, then the recognition has more meaning.

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20+ Employee Recognition Program Benefits and Ideas

Semos Cloud

20+ Employee Recognition Program Benefits and Ideas. Employee recognition programs are employer initiatives to reward its employees for achievement, new behaviors, anniversaries and milestones. Let’s take a look at some employee recognition program ideas.

7 Misconceptions About Employee Recognition

Workstride

For some companies, the benefits of recognition are obvious. In other businesses or industries, recognition programs and practices are at risk of being eliminated. Misconceptions, like seven we’ve identified, may be at the root of the problem.

Why Common Approaches to Employee Recognition Fail

Kazoo

Do you know the why behind your company’s employee recognition efforts? In theory, organizations adopt employee recognition programs as a necessary element of the modern workplace. Here are three reasons common approaches to employee recognition fail. Personalizing your recognition to call out individuals means much more to employees. They’re indiferent: What exactly are your employees being recognized for?

Non-Monetary Ideas for Employee Recognition

DATIS

With the end of the year approaching, it is no surprise that employees in the Health and Human Services industry have a lot on their plate. Additional monetary bonuses and benefits may not be on the table to keep motivation at an all-time-high, so what exactly can your organization do to keep the company culture intact and employees engaged? Fortunately, monetary incentives are not the only way to keep your employees motivated. Challenge your employees.

Cafe Classic: Is it Safe to Incent Safety?

Compensation Cafe

Should rewards be used to incent greater attention to safety? Is it a good idea to include safety metrics in a broad-based employee incentive plan? I recently came across an interesting article in Incentive Magazine about safety incentives.

Behavior Bonus: Performance Enablement

Kazoo

While the Kazoo Employee Experience platform is primarily driven by spontaneous, timely employee recognition — some employees want specific incentives and directions for their behavior. This is where our Behavior Bonus functionality comes in.

5 Ways Employee Recognition Software Pays for Itself

Kazoo

For many executives, it is tempting to view employee recognition software as a cost without seeing the full benefit of the investment. It showed that the average payback for implementing Kazoo’s Employee Experience platform was a short 5 months.

Why Today’s Incentive Thinking Is Different

Achievers

Too often in human history, this meant that people with less power were simply compelled to work, and incentives — if they existed — consisted merely of being allowed to survive. The Central Challenge of Giving Incentives. Stats That Prove the Value of Incentives.

Accelerate Your Employee Recognition Program with Meaningful Rewards

Bonusly

Employee recognition is openly-expressed acknowledgment and appreciation for an employee’s contributions to their organization. Years of service awards; annual, quarterly, and performance bonuses; and verbal and written praise all fall under the umbrella of employee recognition. Modern employee recognition is powerful: it makes work visible, supports company values, and boosts morale. Understanding the value of employee rewards.

7 Employee recognition ideas that’ll work like a charm!

SurveySparrow

While money is usually considered as the usual motivating quotient, that is not always the case and there are a hundred other ways for you to keep your employees satisfied where their efforts for the betterment of your company are being rewarded. . Employee recognition idea #1: .

Four Must-Have Manager Guidelines for Employee Recognition Ideas

Kazoo

When it comes to employee recognition ideas, managers turn to everything from generic, last-minute thank you cards to full-featured employee experience platforms. But what makes employee recognition ideas truly effective? To answer that, it’s important to remember why recognition is important and consider four must-have guidelines for your employee recognition ideas. Four manager guidelines for effective employee recognition.

4 Ways Employee Recognition Can Chase Away Winter Blues

Kazoo

February is a great time to get strategic about employee recognition. Short days and grey skies wear on many employees. Even if snow days don’t keep your employees away from the office – winter blues can hit productivity and ultimately employee engagement. How do you keep employees energized and productive mid-winter? Look to your employee engagement power tool: employee recognition. Recognize Employees for Everyday Impact.

Matching Incentive Promotions to Partner Personality Types

Workstride

When it comes to the incentives that motivate us to work harder, we tend to respond differently based on our personalities. Sure, most of us greatly appreciate a generous bonus, commission or restaurant gift card in response to our achievements. Those same principles should apply as you’re designing the channel incentive promotions that are likely to motivate the people working for your partners, distributors, dealers, and others in the channel.

What Hourly Workers Really Want (It Might Surprise You)

Achievers

Hourly workers are among the most unhappy employees in the workforce. Employee engagement is more important than ever before. Let’s take a deeper look at what hourly workers really want and how your company can use that to stand out amongst the competition and hire great talent!

The Business Case for Employee Recognition and Rewards

Compensation Cafe

Why do we compensate employees? But compensation professionals (and readers of this blog) know the pay cheque is but one part of a very complex agreement between employer and employee to maximize a mutually beneficial relationship. That’s the essence of employee engagement.

Employee Incentive Programs for Sales Motivation

Kazoo

It can be challenging trying to find an effective employee incentive program that continually motivates your sales team. They need to a) be exciting and compelling enough to keep your employees motivated to perform and, b) be able to fit within your organization’s budget. There’s a common misconception that employee incentive programs have to be complex or costly. Now multiply that by a team of 100 employees and you have yourself a pricey incentive program!

The Best Employee Incentive Programs For Businesses: 4 Tips

Genesis HR Solutions

Is the line between “employee appreciation” and “employee incentive” a little blurry to you? However, I think it’s important that we do attempt to clarify the differences, because effective employee incentive programs serve a different purpose than employee appreciation programs.

Is “Annual Incentive” a Contradiction in Terms?

Compensation Cafe

Many organizations rely on pay for performance programs to help drive employee behavior. In the best cases, these schemes are designed to differentiate among performance levels, rewarding effort and results with annual merit pay increases and other annual incentives.

The Tricky Business of Incentive Compensation

Compensation Cafe

The impact of these changes can be felt throughout the organization, from senior leadership teams responsible for successfully planning around those challenges to the front-line employees who adapt their roles and deliver on those plans. Follow Derek on Twitter at @DerekIrvine.

Cafe Classic: Competition Is Good, Except When It’s Not - The Difference between Incentives and Recognition

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Incentives and Recognition are key elements of a total reward portfolio, but they work in different ways and are better suited to different purposes. I’m often asked, “What’s the difference between incentives and recognition? Incentives/Bonuses Recognitio

Promotions, Bonuses, Raises, Recognition - When They Work (and When They Don't)

Compensation Cafe

You can’t give all employees promotions, bonuses, or raises. Social recognition, however, can be applied to all. In perhaps a worst-case scenario, promotions are little more than title changes in which the employee’s job duties change little if at all with no pay increase.

New IRF incentives study: Cash rewards not always that rewarding

Maritz Motivation

Actually, when it comes to reward and recognition programs, quite a few things may be. So says a new study by the Incentive Research Foundation, Award Program Value & Evidence. The thoroughly documented report discusses two broad topics that should be of lasting interest to any HR professionals involved in employee recognition programs: . We’ll take a look at three of them here, and discuss the ROI aspect in next week’s post. .

Compensation Cafe: How to Get People to Work Harder

RecognizeThis!

But we all know the employee contract is not that simple. If all we’re getting from employees is the bare minimum of what’s outlined in the job description, then we are not only failing as managers, we are failing the employee, too. Recognize This!

Cafe Classic: Is it Safe to Incent Safety?

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Continuing our end-of-summer Classic week here at the Café with the question "are incentives equally applicable to -- and appropriate for -- all areas of human endeavor?" . I recently came across an interesting article in Incentive Magazine about safety incentives.

Talent and HR News Weekly Update: Employee Recognition Trends

exaqueo

“People work for money but go the extra mile for recognition praise and rewards.” This week’s curated articles will get you thinking more about employee recognition and its link back to productivity, retention and more. 1) Trends in Employee Recognition from HR Trend Institute Employee recognition programs, once considered a “nice” but non-essential component of human resources, have changed dramatically over the past five years.

33 Thoughtful Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas for 2017

SnackNation

33 Thoughtful Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas for 2017. It pays to have amazing employee recognition ideas. You need to find the right employee recognition program for your company. So… What is employee recognition?

The Neuroscience of Employee Engagement

Achievers

Job satisfaction is at the heart of employee engagement. Herzberg’s research suggests that fulfilment at work is due to two set of factors: Motivators – intrinsic conditions of the job. This is the conclusion of the work by Naomi Eisenberger, Psychologist at UCLA.

Top Workplace Incentives Your Employees Actually Want

Aventr

When deciding which incentives to offer your employees, you may be shocked what can work. It’s not always about spending a ton of money on your employees because money does not always equate to happiness. Today we are sharing some excellent workplace incentives that your employees want. You need to consider each employee incentive that you put forward heavily. Simple Recognition and Thanks. Bonuses + Raises.

The Neuroscience of Employee Engagement

Achievers

Job satisfaction is at the heart of employee engagement. Herzberg’s research suggests that fulfilment at work is due to two set of factors: Motivators – intrinsic conditions of the job. This is the conclusion of the work by Naomi Eisenberger, Psychologist at UCLA.

Out of the Box Ideas for Employee Appreciation Week

Achievers

Promoting a consistent culture of recognition is an essential component to employee engagement, but who says you can’t step up your appreciation game every once in a while? In the world of employee recognition, Employee Appreciation Day is the be-all and end-all of celebrations.

Cafe Classic: 3 Steps to Get Even More Value Out of Compensation

Compensation Cafe

Yes, compensation is a contractual agreement with the employee: X amount of pay for Y amount of work. In this context, compensation can be an integral element of how you focus employees and communicate to them your strategic goals. Follow Derek on Twitter at @DerekIrvine.

Smart Ways to Increase Employee Retention

Get Hppy

More often than not, it can be just as difficult to retain an excellent employee for longer than a year or so. Consider these tips and discover the best way to retain your employees. . While this might seem like it is enough, most employees see through such empty gestures.

Why Potential Rewards Matter More at Work than Fear of Punishment

Compensation Cafe

What motivates employees best? Or perhaps how employees feel about their work? First, published last week, research summarized in “What Motivates Employees More: Rewards or Punishments?” The better employees feel about their work, the more motivated they remain over time.”.