How Employee Recognition and Inclusion Intersect

Compensation Cafe

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.

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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. When you’re a manager out on the floor, you get pulled into handling employee matters, and that solidified my passion for HR. Getting involved in the safety side of things really got me in front of employees and out of my comfort zone. I think that’s why recognition matters.


Fond of Work: Sarah Strehl, CHRO at ECMC Group


Also, as a service provider, our employees are our ‘product’ and play a large role in the execution of our brand with a variety of constituencies. Their level of engagement with our clients is critical, which makes creating a work environment that motivates employees to come to work every day and be their very best a pivotal strategy for our organization. Recently, I took responsibility for our employee wellbeing initiative, which has been incredibly rewarding.


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.


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. I then worked my way up from generalist to CHRO. However, I demonstrate it by listening, providing the team the tools and resources needed to do our jobs, taking risks in support of the greater good, and having employees’ backs. How do you reward and recognize employees at Albany Medical Center? Why do you think employee recognition matters?


How to Navigate Culture Change During Mergers and Acquisitions


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. During this high-stakes period, you have the chance to prove your value to the company if you keep the following factors in mind: Expect Employees to Feel Stressed.


2020 Employee Engagement Trends

Achievers - Recruiting

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 can companies promote interconnectivity among a dispersed and diverse employee base? Our latest white paper, The Future of Employee Engagement: Informal Chats with Today’s Leading CHROs and Executive HR Leaders , reveals the answers to these questions.

China Gorman on the Role of Trust in Changing Cultures and Creating Great Places to 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. China explained that Great Place to Work methodologies measure three key relationships within the organization: Is the relationship between employees and their leaders founded in trust? by Andrea Gappmayer.

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

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During the gala, Achievers recognized ‘ Elite 8’ companies with exceptional employee engagement. Power Design for rewards & recognition. Discover demonstrated how their program has helped their business create a differentiated employee experience which has translated into a differentiated customer experience. Through the Inspire track, speakers challenged everyday thinking with advice related to employee engagement trends and the emerging workforce.


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. Engage2Excel exists to help HR measure, manage, and improve employee engagement and recognition programs to drive bottom-line results.

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


and DUBLIN – April 20, 2020 – Today, Workhuman ® , a leading provider of social recognition platforms, launched Thank You Healthcare , a global gathering place to share personal stories of thanks and gratitude to healthcare workers, and to witness the local impact of humanity across the globe during this time of crisis. By sharing stories of gratitude and recognition with the world and by reading those moments shared by others, we are uplifted and hopeful. FRAMINGHAM, Mass.,


The Recognition Science Denier


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? There is plenty of historical evidence that recognition drives results.

Appreciating More Than Achievements

HRO Today

Recognition is a key element of a post-COVID-19 employee engagement strategy. In the midst of so much uncertainty, employee recognition has emerged as one of T-Rex Solutions’ key organizational priorities. A social recognition platform can help with all three, and while not a cure-all, it is absolutely a fundamental building block toward combating these challenges.”. We’ve implemented recognitions that help support some of that.”.


The Top 40 Job Titles in Human Resources


The Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) is the most common HR leader job title at a large enterprise. Pepsico, for example, has Ronald Schellekens as the overall CHRO. But they also have a CHRO for business units (Pepsi Beverages, Worldwide Flavours) and regions (China, Kazakhstan, etc.). The titles CHRO and CPO (Chief People Officer) are often used interchangeably. ” Some companies don’t use the CHRO title at all. New employee orientation.


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.


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. At the heart of a company’s success is its ability to maintain an environment that effectively identifies talent, trains and develops that talent, and retains employees to successfully move the business forward.

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.

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.

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

Our CHRO, Steve Pemberton , reminded us to “see not the circumstances, but the possibilities. As Globoforce’s Vice President of Client Strategy and Consulting, Derek Irvine is an internationally minded management professional with over 20 years of experience helping global companies set a higher ambition for global strategic employee recognition , leading workshops, strategy meetings and industry sessions around the world.