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. That’s why praise from a supervisor ranks as the best recognition.

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. Misconception #1: Recognition is expensive. Misconception #2: Recognition is time-consuming.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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: . Of particular value, the report examines a number of psychological factors that make non-cash rewards effective.

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.

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. This makes me question: how can we leverage neuroscience findings to help optimize employee engagement initiatives? Let’s take employee feedback and annual reviews for instance. Address the Drive to Acquire: Incentives.

The Neuroscience of Employee Engagement

Achievers

Job satisfaction is at the heart of employee engagement. This makes me question: how can we leverage neuroscience findings to help optimize employee engagement initiatives? Let’s take employee feedback and annual reviews for instance. Address the Drive to Acquire: Incentives.

Talent and HR News Weekly Update: Employee Recognition Trends

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“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.

2 Critical Budget Considerations for Employee Social Recognition Programs

RecognizeThis!

Budgets must be appropriately established to reach all employees in a differentiated and calibrated way. How should I structure an employee recognition program that will have the kind of impact I’m seeking?”. Is your recognition program appropriately funded?

Who Owns Retention? The REAL Employee Turnover Problem

Achievers

What’s the biggest problem when it comes to employee turnover? This often includes, but is not limited to: conducting and analyzing employee surveys and stay interviews. building employee networks/committees. implementing recognition and appreciation programs across organization.

Using the Corporate Tax Break to Your Best People Advantage

Compensation Cafe

That, in addition to the tax break for corporate money repatriated overseas, means many companies are looking for ways to pass the benefits of the cut on to employees. To date, more than 260 companies have announced one-time bonuses for employees out of the expected return.

Including Meaningful Work in the Total Rewards Package

Compensation Cafe

I’ve been consulting with organizations on how best to structure – and fund – social recognition programs to create a culture of appreciation and gratitude in an organization for a couple of decades now. Recognition needs a different currency. Ah, humans.

Update: Employee Compensation at Wells Fargo

Compensation Cafe

Compensation Cafe has covered Wells Fargo's pay practices since 2009, when the Bank canceled prefunded employee recognition and rewards events in the midst of the Recession, blaming it on federal government restrictions on bank practices following the subprime mortgage crisis.

Rewards Matter: 4 great ways to recognize employees

HR Morning

But for any good employee worth having on your payroll, being recognized for their efforts is as important to them as their paycheck – with the added bonus that a well-planned employee recognition program boosts retention. Are 42% of your employees looking to leave?

Cafe Classic: Unions, Recognition and Employee Engagement

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Today's Classic features Derek Irvine with some data and insights about the importance of employee engagement - even (and some might argue especially) in a union environment. In today’s workplace, unions still have power when they need to step in for employee rights.

Worker Woes? 9 Tips for Retaining Employees in a Tough Market

WorkStride

million job openings exceeded the six million people who are unemployed, CNBC reported. And just this week, The Wall Street Journal reported that the number of open jobs has exceeded 7 million for the first time in U.S. millennial or Gen Y employee switches jobs four times in the first decade after college graduation. What that means is that companies must now work harder to entice workers through pay raises, training and other incentives.

Where Have All the Raises Gone?

Compensation Cafe

Last month The New York Times ran an article bemoaning the loss of pay raises in favor of one-time bonuses and non-monetary rewards. Cited in the article, analyst firm Aon Hewitt calls this a “drastic shift” based on the firm’s annual survey on salaried employee compensation.

How and Why You Need to Recognize Your Executives

Bonusly

Most employee recognition programs position senior leaders as champions or role models, not candidates for feedback. Senior leaders make excellent champions and role models for receiving recognition as well as giving it. Building a recognition culture.

Rewards Matter: 4 great ways to recognize employees

HR Morning

But for any good employee, being recognized for effort is as important to them as their paycheck – with the added bonus that a well-planned employee recognition program boosts retention and productivity. Of course, in most places there’s just not a lot of extra money for bonuses, expensive gifts or over-the-top employee recognition celebrations. To do an employee rewards and recognition program effectively, the best companies try to get creative.

8 Influential Employee Engagement Trends for 2019

Bonusly

Employee engagement will be one of the most important differentiators for organizations in 2019, and it’s an issue that nearly every organizational leader has thought about recently. It’s the emotional commitment an employee has to their role, their organization, and stakeholders.

How to Turn Disengaged Employees into Brand Ambassadors

CakeHR

Every employee across every department in your business has a role to play and if you’re not managing to inspire your talent to be brand ambassadors for you, then something is wrong. The impact of disengaged employees. A positive work environment encourages happier employees.

13 reward & recognition tactics guaranteed to keep employees engaged

HR Morning

A big part of that answer depends on how well you reward and recognize employees. In a recent CareerBuilder survey, 50% of employees said they would stay at their current job if they were tangibly recognized for their efforts. Many HR pros today struggle to find a way to get top management to realize that putting a cash bonus in the paycheck once a year isn’t how you make staff feel valued. Encourage employees to recognize each other. Recognition readily available.

Types of HR Software: A Guide

Capterra

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. Employee Recognition. Employee Engagement.

Healthcare HR and Employee Retention: 6 Key Factors to Consider

Precheck

Healthcare HR and Employee Retention: 6 Key Factors to Consider Nov. One of the largest growing concerns among employers across all industries is retaining high-performing and high-potential employees. signing bonus) and offering new job perks,” the report s states.

Annual Performance Reviews Aren’t Dead, but They Do Need New Life

Capterra

To paraphrase Mark Twain, it appears that reports of the death of the annual performance review have been greatly exaggerated. According to research by CEB, now Gartner, when companies remove ratings from their annual reviews, employee performance drops by nearly 10%.

Is Pay a Critical Part of Culture or Not?

Compensation Cafe

That wasn’t the case with one of the findings from a recent report from The Workforce Institute at Kronos and WorkplaceTrends.com. Employees that took that survey were asked to rate the three most important attributes of workplace culture. Recognition Total Rewards

26 Amazing Employee Appreciation Ideas For 2019

Vantage Circle

Appreciation is considered one of the top motivators for employees. Employee appreciation has shown positive results in increased productivity as well as inciting feelings of loyalty towards one’s workplace. Did you know that 66% of employees are more likely to leave their job if they didn’t feel appreciated? Among millennials, the number of employees who’d leave if unappreciated jumps to 76%. The importance of employee appreciation is not lost on anyone.

26 Amazing Employee Appreciation Ideas For 2019

Vantage Circle

Appreciation is considered one of the top motivators for employees. Employee appreciation has shown positive results in increased productivity as well as inciting feelings of loyalty towards one’s workplace. Did you know that 66% of employees are more likely to leave their job if they didn’t feel appreciated? Among millennials, the number of employees who’d leave if unappreciated jumps to 76%. The importance of employee appreciation is not lost on anyone.