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  • Real-Time Recognition and Feedback: The Key to Driving Sustainable Engagement

    Real-Time Recognition and Feedback: The Key to Driving Sustainable Engagement

    A recent study revealed that 87 percent of employers surveyed rank improving retention as a key priority for their business. If you work in management or human resource, this statistic should come...

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  • 5 Business Impacts of Social Recognition

    5 Business Impacts of Social Recognition

    Are you an HR professional who’s eager to give your company the advantages of a technology-based social recognition program? When you make your pitch to key executives, you need a way to define...

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  • A Recognition Moment: An Interview with Sandra Garcia of General Motors

    A Recognition Moment: An Interview with Sandra Garcia of General Motors

    Meet Sandra GarciaGlobal Compensation CoE (Center of Expertise) Lead for Global Strategic Initiatives – Global Recognition and Global Service Awards Programs, General Motors  Sandra Garcia...

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  • When Will Companies Realize That Culture is Not Just an HR Thing?

    When Will Companies Realize That Culture is Not Just an HR Thing?

    When I talk to business owners and executives about wanting to improve their culture, their typical response is that culture is something that HR is responsible for. This response is a clear...

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  • Are You Personalizing the Employee Experience?

    Are You Personalizing the Employee Experience?

    Have you ever been in a restaurant when one of the regular customers walks in? Not only does the waitress know his name, but she knows his order too, personalizing the customer experience. Is...

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  • Event Activities at ACE 2018 in Toronto, October 23-24

    Event Activities at ACE 2018 in Toronto, October 23-24

    Did you know employee engagement levels bounced back to an all-time high rate of 65% in 2017, up 2% from 2016? This is great news for HR professionals whose goals are to increase employee...

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  • Recognize Your Employees and Strengthen Your Bottom Line

    Recognize Your Employees and Strengthen Your Bottom Line

    If you’re a supervisor or manager, you probably know how much more productive your team is when you make the effort to recognize each person’s contribution. In order to take employee recognition...

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  • Do You Have Staying Power? What it Takes to Keep Staff Longer

    Do You Have Staying Power? What it Takes to Keep Staff Longer

    My grandparents lived and worked in a different world than we do today. And as a 36-year-old, my Millennial friends (now 20-37) and I cannot even fathom what the workplace and the...

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  • Using Recognition to Drive Engagement: Inside Scotiabank’s Pay It Forward Campaign

    Using Recognition to Drive Engagement: Inside Scotiabank’s Pay It Forward Campaign

    Are you currently using recognition to boost employee engagement across your organization? You should. Scotiabank, a leading financial services provider, is already ahead of the curve and finding...

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  • Top 5 Benefits of Hiring Remote Employees

    Top 5 Benefits of Hiring Remote Employees

    Working from home employment is more than a lifestyle perk. It tells prospective employees your company cares about the team. Offering your employees the freedom to work from home is known to...

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  • Lack of Impulse Control: Is It Preventing Leaders from Engaging with Their Teams?

    Lack of Impulse Control: Is It Preventing Leaders from Engaging with Their Teams?

    It all started with a client of mine whose leader had expressed frustration with her team members for being too relaxed and unprofessional. My client was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of a...

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  • Are You Having Fun at Work?

    Are You Having Fun at Work?

    A few years ago I found myself diligently working non-stop for three days at a start-up to bring up a website with a team of six people. We were stressed, tired, not having fun, and my boss kept...

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  • How to Shift the Employee Engagement Conversation

    How to Shift the Employee Engagement Conversation

    I was taking in a keynote at an HR conference last year and I was so motivated and excited by messages that were exactly aligned with my beliefs on employee engagement (I do work for an engagement...

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  • Do You Have Staying Power? What it Takes to Keep your Staff Longer

    Do You Have Staying Power? What it Takes to Keep your Staff Longer

    My grandparents lived and worked in a different world than we do today. And as a 36-year-old, my Millennial friends (now 20-37) and I cannot even fathom what the workplace and the...

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  • What Employees Really Want from Their PTO Package

    What Employees Really Want from Their PTO Package

    Paid Time Off (PTO) Is More Than a Privilege Hard work and determination are as American as Jersey Shore reunions and bacon-topped desserts. And to make ends meet in our highly competitive,...

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  • 7 Strategies to Hire Diversity of Thought In Your Organization

    7 Strategies to Hire Diversity of Thought In Your Organization

    If you always recruit from the same places, with the same methods, you will always get the same people. In today’s competitive market you need to be creative. You have to go where the candidates...

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  • 4 Ways to Prevent Your Employees From Quitting

    4 Ways to Prevent Your Employees From Quitting

    When you hire a new employee, that person is already looking for a new job and at risk of quitting. That rather dire warning is offered by Dan Schawbel, research director at Future Workplace and...

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  • Thinking of an Open Office? Read This First

    Thinking of an Open Office? Read This First

    Companies are trying to find a workspace setup that increases employee productivity. Meanwhile, the employees are hoping that they will be allowed to concentrate or collaborate as needed and still...

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  • Should You Start with Team Building to Increase Engagement?

    Should You Start with Team Building to Increase Engagement?

    Analyze a Team’s Dynamics Before Prescribing Solutions When I worked at Lowe’s Home Improvement, I managed a talent development team that supported several departments. Inevitably, one of my VPs...

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  • How to Address Early Signs of Employee Disengagement

    How to Address Early Signs of Employee Disengagement

    According to the Work Institute’s 2017 Retention Report, 75% of the causes of employee turnover are preventable. That’s excellent news for your HR budget, as the cost of replacing entry-level...

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