Fond of Work: Todd Helms, CHRO at Synovus


This time for Fond of Work, we spoke with Todd Helms, CHRO at Synovus Financial Corp. That lead into safety training and development, so I got in front of employees to deliver safety programs. I wasn’t the CHRO — I was supporting a business unit role.


Fond of Work: Sarah Strehl, CHRO at ECMC Group


This time for Fond of Work , we interviewed Sarah Strehl, Chief Human Resource Officer at ECMC Group , a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed. How did you end up at your current position? How do you apply it at your company?


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How Employee Recognition and Inclusion Intersect

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When we talk about employee recognition in this space, the context is nearly always employee recognition and reward programs – how we recognize and celebrate employees who demonstrate company values and contribute to organizational success. But let’s not forget a basic definition of recognition: “acknowledgment of something or someone’s existence, validity, or legality.”. The simple act of recognition, to pause and say, “I see you. Recognition

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. We also know that one of the primary drivers of engagement is recognition. If we want to be successful in this changing landscape they lead to a workplace culture built on recognition, rewards, feedback and transparency.

Fond of Work: Darleen Souza, Senior Vice President & CHRO at Albany Medical Center


This time for Fond of Work , we interviewed Darleen Souza, Vice President & CHRO at Albany Medical Center. At first, I thought I wanted to work for the FBI and I had a chance to profile serial killers. I then worked my way up from generalist to CHRO.


4 new imperatives for an inclusive workforce


But as corporate citizens and HR leaders, we have to consider more than our own feelings; we must be ready to empathize with and respond to the reactions, frustrations and concerns of our employees, managers, leaders and communities.” Connect ALL employees to training and development.

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Fond of Work: Jennifer Butler, CPO at Ingram Barge


This time for Fond of Work, we spoke with Jennifer Butler, SVP and Chief People Officer at Ingram Barge. She has worked at Ingram Barge Company since 2018, where she is responsible for defining, developing, organizing, and directing the Human Resources functions.

Brooks: Want better managers? You need to develop better employees


Everyone in HR knows the mantra that “employees join organizations and leave managers.” The health of the manager-employee relationship is hugely predictive of performance, engagement, advancement and retention of employees.

Activate the Five Pillars of Belonging at Work

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You have likely seen belonging at work become increasingly a topic of conversation for HR and business leaders. Belonging’ ranked at the top of the Deloitte 2020 Global Human Capital Trends survey, with 79% of organizations considering it important for their success.


2020 Employee Engagement Trends

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With digitalization, globalization, and new generations entering the workforce, the faster a company can evolve alongside shifting consumer and employee engagement trends, the better equipped they are to survive in the long run. How do you drive genuine employee engagement?

How to Navigate Culture Change During Mergers and Acquisitions


Just look at the headlines Disney garnered for its recent $52 billion bid to acquire most of 21st Century Fox , as well as all of Sky News. However, what really counts after the dust settles is how you help your employees adjust to the cultural shift. As an HR professional, your participation is crucial during each step of the transition, but the most significant contribution you can make is probably in the area of employee engagement. Listen to Employees.


China Gorman on the Role of Trust in Changing Cultures and Creating Great Places to Work


Strong, supportive, successful company cultures are built on a strong foundation of trust, pride and camaraderie in relationships at work. As a Senior Recognition Strategist and Consultant at Globoforce, I have the opportunity to meet and work with fascinating people every day. It was my honor to present an interview-style session with China Gorman at the Evanta CHRO Leadership Summit in San Francisco. Employee appreciation is a key driver of trust.

How one company passed the ‘cultural stress test’ of 2020


This year has brought HR a host of unprecedented issues to navigate: employee safety concerns, engagement in a newly remote world , legal considerations and even the reshaping of the HR role itself. DJ Casto, executive vice president and CHRO of Synchrony.


Now More Than Ever: The Need For Staff Appreciation


At the very core of our humanity is our care for one another. – Dana Ullom-Vucelich, CHRO, health care & senior services. So now more than ever, businesses have got to understand how important it is to keep their employees happily engaged.


In-depth: 7 big lessons from Spring HR Tech


It’s undoubtedly been one of the hardest years in history for organizations, and for HR leaders tasked with guiding companies and employees during the pandemic that has impacted nearly every facet of the workplace. It’s all about human and employee connection.

Benefits news you may have missed: Feb. 22-26


There have been some strides in employees’ mental health since numbers hit an all-time low last month, according to new figures, but COVID-19 continues to take a dramatic toll on workers’ emotional wellbeing. How well are HR’s strategies helping mental health?


What’s on tap for day 3 of Spring HR Tech?


Forrester analyst Katy Tynan will serve up some answers and guideposts for developing leaders in her keynote at 11 a.m. The session begins at 3 p.m. That’s at 2 p.m. Answers at Scale: The Third Wave of People Analytics” starts at 1 p.m. That begins at 4 p.m.


Event Activities at UK HR Directors Summit in Birmingham, February 6-7, 2018


The latest report from Gallup states that just 1 in 10 UK and EU workers are actively engaged and with UK productivity seeing further falls during 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics – it is no surprise that the UK Government recognizes that the country has an employee productivity problem. The impact of employee engagement on key business objectives is staggering. 24 percent less employee turnover. ABB – Jean-Christophe Deslarzes, CHRO.


ACE 2019 Wrapped Up in the Windy City: Key Highlights and Takeaways

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Before kicking off ACE, Achievers held its Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards gala at the Chicago Public Library. During the gala, Achievers recognized ‘ Elite 8’ companies with exceptional employee engagement. Power Design for rewards & recognition. AT&T for corporate social responsibility. Through the Inspire track, speakers challenged everyday thinking with advice related to employee engagement trends and the emerging workforce.


The Top 40 Job Titles in Human Resources


Those qualifiers are commonly used at many companies but I wanted to keep the pyramid simple with the 6 broadest levels. Let’s start at the top. The Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) is the most common HR leader job title at a large enterprise.

TharpeRobbins Changes Name to 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. In addition, companies can now take their employee engagement and recognition programs to the next level with our ROI-based employee recognition platform. At the same time, I also assumed my role with the intention of filling a gap in the HR field that I believe has existed for many years.

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Workhuman Launches Thank You Healthcare, A Global Gathering Place for Sharing Stories of Gratitude for Our Healthcare Heroes


From the map, individuals are encouraged to say Thank You to their personal healthcare connections by leveraging Workhuman’s global employee recognition product, specifically configured for recognizing the workers at the world’s hospitals. FRAMINGHAM, Mass.,


The Recognition Science Denier


Listen to our WorkHuman Radio interview with Chris French embedded at the top of this post. Six months ago I sat in a conference room in Dublin, Ireland with the CHRO of a successful Fortune 500 company. She started our meeting by saying, “Of course, I know what recognition is. It’s a soft, feel-good program that employees seem to like and a necessary expense today. She was a “Recognition Science Denier.” Do you work with a Recognition Science Denier?

Appreciating More Than Achievements

HRO Today

Recognition is a key element of a post-COVID-19 employee engagement strategy. With a dispersed workforce that operates at government facilities across the U.S., That builds trust, which enables you to talk more openly about the real issues at work.


5 Key Takeaways From the 2021 CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council Virtual Conference


As the employee recognition partner of credit unions like Members 1st Federal Credit Union and Golden 1 Credit Union, Fond is dedicated to supporting a standout employee experience at financial services organizations. The Employee Experience Is the Member Experience.

Pushing the Right Buttons

HRO Today

In the new world of work, three drivers of employee engagement have emerged: connection, well-being, and feedback. And companies are doing well; 73% of employees feel like they belong at their organizations. Support Employees’ Whole Selves.

9 Core Elements of a Future-Proof People Strategy

Digital HR Tech

Let’s look at some ways to accomplish this. Is there a focus on how your people will succeed at carrying out the company’s goals? At their finest, employees are your greatest asset. Focus on employee engagement. Provide an inclusive environment at work.

How to Show Your Employees That You Recognize and Value Them

Thrive Global

In today’s evolving workforce, organizations and leaders are constantly looking for strategies to attract and retain their top performers while increasing growth and employee productivity , from offering new perks and benefits to designing flexible workplaces. But a Gallup workplace survey finds that in their search for new ideas and approaches, organizations often miss one of the most easily executed strategies: employee recognition. Celebrate employees’ work anniversaries.


Fond of Work: Kimberly Ross, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chartway Federal Credit Union


This time for Fond of Work, we speak with Kimberly Ross, CHRO at Chartway Federal Credit Union. Kim is a highly experienced HR leader who specializes in leading enterprise HR strategies for culture, diversity, employee engagement, compensation, and more.

Use Ongoing Performance Management To Sweeten Business Outcomes


On top of that, leaders understand the top and bottom line impact of employee performance management, satisfaction, and well-being. For Sweets of Oman , an award-winning confectionary manufacturer in the Middle East, establishing a clear connection between employee performance, satisfaction, and business success is at the heart of its talent strategy. Sweets of Oman understands the impact of talent management on employee performance all too well.

How to Prepare for the Future of Employee Rewards and Recognition


Introducing a new employee rewards and recognition program is a significant moment for any enterprise. Recognition is a key driver of the ever-elusive employee engagement and great workplace culture. Organizations with recognition programs outperform those without them by an average of 14% in areas of employee engagement, customer service, and productivity. Build a recognition program that is always looking to improve its impact.

Making Work More Human

Compensation Cafe

This was one of many topics of discussion at this year’s WorkHuman conference. As we found when investigating gender inequality in the workplace, many women don’t feel empowered to elevate themselves or their concerns at work because they recognize the systemic barriers created by sexism. This was point hammered home by journalist Ronan Farrow in the historic #MeToo panel at WorkHuman. Follow Derek on Twitter at @DerekIrvine.

13 HR Trends: The New Workplace

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Employee-centric companies are here to stay, and employee-focused trends will continue to grow as younger employees enter the workforce. Staying on top of these HR trends will distinguish your company as a progressive, empathetic, and employee-driven organization.

61 Stats About People Operations, HR, the Workforce, Remote Work, and the Employee Experience that You’ll Definitely Want to Know if You’re in Human Resources


The following stats are all related to modern work — from employee experience, to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), to technology automation advancements. Employee Experience. What Employees Want. Employee Experience. What Employees Want.