Posts About Employee Recognition

How to Use People Analytics and Recognition to Strengthen Culture

Data and analytics are the next big thing in HR, but do you really know how to implement your findings in meaningful ways?

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By Jessica Collins on August 09, 2017

How and Why You Need to Recognize Your Executives

Most employee recognition programs position senior leaders as champions or role models, not candidates for feedback. In fact, everyone can improve in some way; everyone’s drive wavers sometimes, and money is not always the best motivator.

For leaders with greater influence, continuous personal improvement and targeted motivation can have a significant impact on an organization. Senior leaders make excellent champions and role models for receiving recognition as well as giving it.

That’s why their participation is so crucial.

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By Jessica Collins on June 28, 2017

How to Sell Employee Recognition to a Skeptical Executive

Two thirds of employees don’t believe senior leadership supports recognition programs. Unsurprisingly, 83 percent report their organization’s culture doesn’t support recognition.

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By Jessica Collins on March 22, 2017

Employees All Over The World Don’t Get Enough Praise

72 percent of employees across the world get praise less than once per week.

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By Jacob Shriar on March 01, 2017

How to Help Recognition Stick with Collaborative Tools

People no longer stay at companies for life. They want to work where they have freedom to use their preferred apps, tools, and devices, and in an environment that allows them to work on their own terms, inside or outside of the office, and with flexible hours that fit their busy personal lives.

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By Chris Myers on February 15, 2017

How to Make Staff Appreciation a More Natural Interaction

You know staff appreciation is important to your organization's success — there's really no debate or controversy on that point anymore.

So you decided to implement some employee appreciation ideas you found in a guide.

Maybe you brought the team some donuts one day with a deliciously clever note about how you "donut" know what you'd do without them, or announced an employee of the month during an all-hands meeting.

Despite all that effort, you're still not seeing the cornucopia of benefits you were promised, and only a handful of employees even seem like they want to participate.

Why is that? 

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By George Dickson on December 21, 2016

8 Fun and Unique Ways to Strengthen Company Culture

Have you ever met a Chief Culture Instigator, a Minister of Fun, or resident Vibe Monitor? Maybe the Head of the Culture Committee, or the VP of Happiness? If any of these titles sound familiar, you’ve probably also worked at companies that don’t quite have the headcount or energy for an official Culture or HR leader to join the staff – but still understand the benefits.

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By Morgan Chaney on May 04, 2016

How to Boost Employee Performance with Recognition

Employee performance has a reverberating impact on nearly every aspect of an organization. Because of its wide-reaching influence on overall performance, organizations have worked since time immemorial to improve it -- some with more success than others.

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By George Dickson on April 06, 2016

15 Expert Tips to Make Every Day Employee Appreciation Day

Have you already marked your calendar for National Employee Appreciation Day? On March 4th, companies across the United States will take time to express appreciation for their employees.

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By George Dickson on February 24, 2016

3 Ways Peer to Peer Recognition Improves Your Bottom Line

Can you prove the ROI of a peer to peer recognition program?

Employee recognition is a crucial element of any great organizational culture, and the peer to peer model is an incredibly efficient and effective way to implement it. But implementing and maintaining a quality program does require an investment of time and resources. 

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By George Dickson on February 17, 2016

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