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Employee Recognition: A Proven Strategy

In today’s economy, its seems like every corporate initiative needs a compelling return on investment to get funding. It’s worth noting that employee recognition investments have very little trouble justifying their expenditures. In fact, these strategies provide one of the best, proven returns imaginable. Recognizing employees provides a variety of business benefits. It helps companies…
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Being A Good Manager Just Got Easier

About 2.5 million employees every month voluntarily leave their jobs. How can you keep them from leaving? You can try offering more money, but that’s not the only reason they are leaving. Chances are they are being managed out the door. There’s an old saying that people don’t quit companies, they quit managers. Departing workers…
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Cultivating “Game Changers”

Congratulations to the USA Women’s Soccer team on its first World Cup championship in over 15 years. There are many superstars on the roster including, as it turns out, their coach Jill Ellis, who has been credited with cultivating a winning atmosphere throughout the team. One of the ways she had done so is to…
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One of the biggest changes within the HR function is the “digitization” of their people-related program portfolios. The goal is simple. To keep pace with the shifting life and workstyles of their employees, companies are providing mobile access and a better web-enabled experience. Why is that important? There are a variety of forces converging within…
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Recognizing For The Long Haul

How can you build an environment that looks and feels promising to career-oriented workers? Consider this reality first: Today’s employees are different in many ways, of course, but one of the biggest distinctions is how they view and value the progress of others. Younger workers, in particular, are more communal than competitive. They tend to…
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Freedom’s Close Cousin: Autonomy

With the July 4th holiday coming up shortly, I thought it apropos to talk about freedom. The independence to live your life the way you want to is a founding principle upon which this great county of ours was founded. While we often think of freedom in the context of our personal lives, its close…
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How To Shape A Service-Oriented Culture

Want to improve revenue results across the board? Start by re-engaging everyone in your company that touches the customer. Organizations that enjoy a higher rate of repeat business—often at premium prices and without all of that rebid angst—focus the entire value/delivery chain on the customer. Sales people, implementers, post-production customer service professionals, even billing and…
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Handicapping Your Recognition Solution

American Pharoah won the Triple Crown recently; the first horse to do so in over 30 years. Winning three major events in a row is not easy. It requires a unique combination of speed, agility and—pardon the obvious—horsepower. There is no triple crown for winning at employee recognition, but if there was it would require…
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How To Kickoff Your Recognition Program

Planning to implement a social recognition platform? That’s a move that will improve performance, but to get there quickly your people—or more specifically your managers—need to be prepared. Your communications and training plans must address two key issues: that recognition is important and that the act of recognizing people is easy. Managers who don’t know…
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Recognition As A Recruitment Tool

Breaking paradigms has always been what good HR leaders do. They effectively rethink the obvious and address people-related challenges and opportunities in new ways through available tools. That makes them innovative and efficient and positions them as a more valuable resource to senior management. Take the way some have responded to the narrowing talent market…
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