Posts About Employee Recognition

6 Reasons Recognition Awards Fail to Achieve Results

Recognition awards like plaques and trophies are quickly losing popularity as a means of showing employee appreciation, making room for more effective and modern recognition techniques.

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By George Dickson on February 03, 2016

The Startup's Guide to People Operations and HR

Building a startup is one of the greatest challenges you'll ever face, but that's why you've convinced some of the most brilliant, capable people you know to join you.

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By George Dickson on December 02, 2015

10 Dead Simple Ways to Improve Your Company Culture

You already understand the importance of having a strong company culture, but even with the desire to build one, it's not always obvious what steps to take.

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By George Dickson on November 18, 2015

6 Things Every Great Leader Should Know About Recognition

Did you know that three out of four companies have an employee recognition program?

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By George Dickson on November 09, 2015

Distributed Peer Recognition at EVELO

EVELO Electric Bicycles is a profitable, bootstrapped eCommerce startup that manufactures and sells stylish, powerful and comfortable electric bikes, shipped straight to your door. They're a fully distributed team, with members distributed across 3 countries and 2 continents — more specifically, the US, Canada, and Argentina.

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By George Dickson on November 04, 2015

10 Reasons to Ditch Employee of the Month Certificates

One of the most common forms of employee recognition is the old standby: the employee of the month certificate. Though it may be popular, it's a woefully ineffective method of recognizing your team's contributions.

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By George Dickson on October 21, 2015

Why Recognition Is the Secret to Amazing Employee Advocacy

Your employees are influential on social media and they have the potential to generate significant exposure for your company — for better or for worse.

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By George Dickson on October 19, 2015

The Research Behind Staff Recognition

It's one thing to say that staff recognition is important, and another thing entirely to prove its value. There has been a vast body of research focused on the effects of recognition recently, and the results of that research are telling.

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By George Dickson on September 30, 2015

6 Ingredients Every Employee Recognition Program Needs

Just like any good recipe, an effective employee recognition program requires a series of important ingredients. Each ingredient plays a crucial role in producing a successful outcome. Here's a list of ingredients that can make a huge difference in the results of your staff recognition plan:

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By George Dickson on September 21, 2015

Why Top Companies Are Ditching Annual Performance Reviews

Annual performance reviews are an antiquated practice that both employees and managers dread. Good thing they take place just once a year, right?

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By George Dickson on September 02, 2015