Cyber-attacks are an unfortunate byproduct of a web-enabled society. Last year the aggregate number of attempted security intrusions grew to 42.8 million annually—an average of 117,339 per day. Every business is vulnerable and falling victim can be costly both in real dollars and professional reputation especially if you don’t have the right provider in place.…
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The “Disruptive” Power Of Social Recognition

In the world of business being “disruptive” means to unset, depose or radically change the accepted way of doing things. By that definition, social recognition is also disruptive. Social recognition has removed constraints, shattered limitations and expanded expectations. It’s driving fundamental changes in the way employee recognition and sales incentive programs are imagined, utilized and…
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Why Recognition Of New Hires Is So Critical

Starting any new job can be hard. Employees often struggle to make connections, understand their role and develop relationships. Almost one third of all new hires will quit within the first year. About half will leave within the first 18 months. So why do so many new workers leave so quickly? And what’s the best…
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Organizations give the traditional performance review practice a failing grade. It needs change; it’s counterproductive, time consuming and, more often than not, de-motivating. Whether you are looking to do away with yours completely or are simply thinking about revamping it, your goal should be to expand the range of feedback employees receive, add credibility and…
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The Extraordinary Motivational Power Of Experiences

Fifty-seven percent of all people say they “increasingly crave” experiences that stimulate their senses; 79% say they value them more than material things. So why don’t organizations leverage experiential offerings within their rewards portfolios more? In this month’s Performance Perspective, Mike Ryan explores: The motivational power of experiences as a reward Five reasons why the…
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Senior executives say that their sales people have a lot of room for improvement. Only 6% of all the people who sell for them are considered elite “rainmakers”—the kind that excel at building relationships, closing deals and generating revenue. Another 20% are described as doing “OK”, but could be doing better. The rest are considered…
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Are You Mobile Ready?

Are you mobile ready? Mobile solutions are the norm for businesses today. In an effort to connect workers from anywhere, at any time, over 80% of all business solutions now work with smartphones, tablets and other web-enabled devices. The rapid change to a mobile society comes with a host of new issues, challenges and, of…
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There are many reasons why salespeople, as a group, underperform. Some are focused on the wrong activities, others may need more training. Causes can vary across the board. So with forecasts looking less and less promising, what options do sales executives have to turn things around and do so quickly? How can they address performance…
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SaaS Social Recognition solutions have dramatically improved the impact of employee recognition. Aided by responsive design and web-enabled devices, employee appreciation has become more communal and more widespread. With so many choices available, determining which social recognition solution is right for your business can be difficult without help. How can you gain a distinct motivational…
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5 Secrets To Securing Employee Loyalty

While top talent is, by their nature, engaged in what they do, many are looking for a new place to do it. They don’t feel fully appreciated at their current place of employment and they want more from their employers. With a properly designed and executed social recognition strategy, companies can address five emotional compensation…
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