Setting the Record Straight on Employee Recognition

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Today we’re diving into what employee recognition is and isn’t, as well as some tips for implementing a new program or revamping a stale one that may not be as effective anymore. What is employee recognition? Many of the misconceptions that lead to poorly designed recognition programs can be found in definitions of employee recognition found around the Web. Here’s a few “do’s” of employee recognition.

What Emma Stone Can Teach Companies About Employee Recognition & Feedback

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We talk about recognition and feedback pretty frequently on our blog. After all, we’re in the business of helping companies execute employee recognition and feedback approaches that actually improve engagement. When we found out HighGround was named a silver Stevie Award winner in the Human Capital Management category for our feedback and check-in functionalities, we were pretty pumped. Uncategorized Emma Stone employee recognition feedback

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Employee Recognition Program: Can we build it ourselves?

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Recognition & Rewards: The Build Vs. Buy Debate. The Society of Human Resource Management estimated that organizations that spent at least 1% of payroll on their recognition system saw a positive impact on ROI, productivity, branding, employee relationships, engagement, etc. The question becomes: build or buy an employee recognition program? . However, only 11% of organizations believe that recognition is deeply embedded in their culture.

News You Might Have Missed – April 18

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HighGround is Hiring: Beyond the Job Description . You might have noticed that HighGround is growing. Employee Recognition: Incorporating Feedback Into the Daily Grind. Does it surprise you that 77% of employees said they would work harder if they were recognized at work? To make your workforce feel more appreciated, here are some ways to incorporate feedback and recognition into your daily routine. Three Simple Ways to Tell an Employee You Were Wrong.

News You Might Have Missed – June 13

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Intermedix Uses HighGround to Build Culture. Employee Recognition 101: Celebrating Things That Really Matter. Disney understands that acknowledging employees for embodying important cultural values is just as important as recognizing all other business criteria or outcomes. Now is the Time to Fix Your Engagement Programs – Your Future Employees Are Watching. HighGround Modernizes Goal Management with Enhanced Solution to Drive Greater Organizational Success.

How One Company is Creating a Feedback Culture

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We recently sat down with Craig Wigley, VP of Employee Success, for LLamasoft, a supply chain software company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Take a look at some of our conversation with Craig: Helping Employees Reach Potential. With 410 employees around the world, including 250 in the United States alone, LLamasoft needed a flexible way to share company values and manage employee performance. Innovation, Feedback and Recognition.

News You Might Have Missed – August 8

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How Can HR Drive High Employee Engagement? HighGround founder and CEO, Vip Sandhir, shares his thoughts on employee engagement, the power of HR insights and the responsibility of executives to drive employee engagement strategies. HighGround was nominated as one of the coolest companies in Chicago and we hope you agree. if you do, follow this link to vote HighGround for the Reader’s Choice award. Are your employees working hard or hardly working?

Ignore Your Company Values and They Will Go Away

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Ideally the values of any organization should influence everything that happens inside its doors — from employee interactions with one another, to customer partnerships, to how managers manage, to goals set by the C-Suite. When an organization declares its values through a mission statement, employees are clear on what’s important to the company. The benefits speak for themselves – employees are happier, more confident and believe their work contributes to something bigger.

No More Hams. Revamp Your Recognition and Rewards Program.

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A generic gift card given to all employees? In our newest whitepaper, Revamp Your Recognition and Rewards Program , we tackle this head on, explaining: The importance of effective recognition and rewards, both to your employees AND your business. How and why employee recognition programs have changed over time, and the impact of factors like technology, generational shifts, mobility and collaboration. Don’t give your employees any more hams.

Adding “Value” to Your Interview Process

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Once only mentioned in passing during new hire orientation (and never spoken of again), organizational values are now front and center, acting as guiding principles that employees now expect as part of the company milieu. Just because it is expected, however, doesn’t mean that employees relate their actions back to those same values (and in many cases employees might not even remember what they are!). For example, a core HighGround value is to “Decide with Data.”

News You Might Have Missed – May 16

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Focus On These Three Things to Create Killer Employee Experiences. The world’s top organizations do an amazing job at these three things to create great employee experiences. Before Your Dump Your Annual Review, Ask Your Employees What They Want. Ask your employees these questions to make the transition away from annual reviews more seamless. What Emma Stone Can Teach Companies About Employee Recognition & Feedback.

News You Might Have Missed – January

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Employee Engagement and Employee Productivity Aren’t the Same Thing — Here’s How to Boost Both. 5 Things Every Manager Needs to Know About Employee Engagement. Hey managers – here’s five tips on employee engagement to start your new year off on the right foot. Six Employee Recognition Strategies to Celebrate Each Team Member’s Wins. Six small ways to make a big impact when recognizing employees, via Forbes.

Recognition & Rewards: The Build Vs. Buy Debate

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Almost every organization has some sort of employee recognition and rewards program in place –each with a different strategy. Whether managers dole out monetary rewards on a quarterly basis, the leadership team publicly recognizes exceptional employees during an annual outing or employees receive points toward redeeming a tenure-based award, there’s no shortage of approaches. Employees are not in silos, but want to support each other with public praise.

A Must-Do: Give Credit Where It’s Due

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I don’t need a round of applause every time I walk into the office or perform a standard task, but I do assume that I’ll receive recognition for exceptional work or redirection if I’m heading down the wrong path. And it’s not only Millennials looking for some recognition and reassurance. Your Baby Boomer and GenX employees will appreciate meaningful acknowledgement of achievements, work ethic and good attitude too.

News You Might Have Missed – June 27

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How can HR adapt to this multigenerational workforce and engage every type of employee? You might be surprised but they want the same thing as everyone else when it comes to employee engagement. Solutions like HighGround can ease the administrative burden of outdated performance management processes and put effective strategies such as goal setting and coaching into place. Employee Engagement Expert Advice – Interview with Andee Harris.

17 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged in your Performance Management & Social Recognition Program

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You’ve identified your needs, researched HR strategies, chosen a technology partner and launched your real-time performance management and/or social recognition platform. One HighGround client created a Chuck Norris-themed badge to celebrate its “Day of Awesomeness.”. These could support the behaviors and competencies the organization wants employees to embody, such as community or integrity, and be awarded in a town hall meeting setting or announced in the platform.

News You Might Have Missed – May 2

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Employee Recognition: Incorporating Feedback Into the Daily Grind. Does it surprise you that 77% of employees said they would work harder if they were recognized at work? To make your workforce feel more appreciated, here are some ways to incorporate feedback and recognition into your daily routine. Executive Summary: Transform Employee Performance for Continuous Engagement. Slideshow] The Power of Praise on Employee Happiness.

HR TechStack – Performance Tracking

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It helps organizations establish employee performance standards and enables managers to evaluate employees’ job performance in relation to these standards. Performance management systems are used to manage employee progress, performance, and development in relation to organizational goals. To qualify for inclusion in the Performance Management category, a product must: Facilitate the employee performance review process. Qualtrics Employee Insights.

HR TechStack – Employee Engagement Software

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Employee Engagement Software Definition. Employee engagement software helps organizations solicit and track feedback from their employees, recognize employee achievements, and promote positive activity. Employee engagement tools are used to draw actionable insights from employee feedback. To qualify for inclusion in the Employee Engagement category, a product must: Enable users to conduct employee pulse surveys to gauge employee satisfaction.