Posts Tagged recognition


Have you ever had an HR question that you researched and researched using various forms of media with no success finding a straightforward answer that addressed your exact question? You finally find something about the topic and all you get are generic responses followed by the standard tag line that “you shouldn’t take the information as legal advice blah blah blah”.

March 2, 2015


Each January the SHRMStore reflects back on the previous year and reviews the top sellers in the SHRMStore. These books, DVDs, software and web-based products reveal what products the HR industry is purchasing. Each year we find top sellers in just about every aspect of HR including compliance, employee relations, recruiting, strategy, harassment training, and auditing. However, we look at the top selling eight (8) items to hone in on what is most critical and top of mind for HR professionals. Though it isn’t purely coincidence that ‘eight’ rhymes with ‘Great’!

January 14, 2015
This past week we celebrated a Team Member’s 30th anniversary !!  This is a rarity in any organization these days.  She truly is beloved.  When we sent out the notice that we were going to recognize her, many people, including several Executives and Senior Leaders, cleared their schedules to make sure they were present.
April 14, 2014


1001 Rewards and Recognition Fieldbook

December 12, 2013

My post title is missing its normal, and grammatically incorrect, double exclamation points ( !! ) for a reason this week. I had the most amazing experience and just had to share it with you !! (oops, there they are)

November 12, 2013

Great teams can propel organizations to new levels of success. Today we’re looking at how to improve team performance with an approach that has proven results across a spectrum of cultural, geographic, and generational challenges. A few years ago The Orange Revolution was written by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. The book focuses on great teams and where they come from.

October 16, 2013

"My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people." – Steve Jobs

When it comes to recognizing employees an either/or scenario is often presented: “Should we recognize only our top performers, or should we recognize all of our employees?” The answer is both…and more.

June 4, 2013

Organizations with established employee recognition programs seek to improve employee engagement and morale, a new Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey finds. The majority of employers contended that they are achieving that goal.

News Updates
November 23, 2012

Last week I had the good fortune of delivering a new strategic workshop in collaboration with Don MacPherson of Modern Survey. Don and I examined the future of work and the opportunity that HR professionals have to drive business performance through employee engagement. We leveraged the most current data set from Modern Survey research in an effort to facilitate a robust discussion related to what is next in talent strategy and workforce readiness.

November 19, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

News Updates
April 27, 2012

This survey commissioned by and conducted in collaboration with Globoforce examines employee recognition programs and their return on investment (ROI). Findings revealed that nearly two-thirds of respondents (63%) agree that employee engagement is a “very important” challenge that their organization is currently facing. Organizations that have employee recognition programs in place were more likely to indicate that employees are rewarded according to their job performance (64%) and that managers effectively acknowledge and appreciate employees (55%).

April 25, 2012

Less than a third of HR professionals believe that employees are satisfied with the level of recognition they receive for doing a good job, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)/Globoforce Employee Recognition Programs Survey released April 12, 2012.

News Updates
April 19, 2012
Every performance review I ever had was a colossal waste of time.
The dust laying on yours indicates it’s not worth the paper it’s printed on.
Performance reviews are like Santa Clause, they don’t really deliver. Yet, organizations are filled with true believers who persist in wasting time, demotivating employees, and creating more paperwork.
You’re in the minority if your evaluation produced lasting benefit.
5 Reasons Performance Reviews Suck:
January 25, 2012

Noncash incentive rewards programs, through which employees earn gifts and merchandise for meeting performance-based milestones, help bolster performance and morale, according to a survey of U.S. office workers completed in July 2011.

The survey by Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., queried incentive reward program participants and employees whose companies do not currently offer such programs. For employees that already participate in company-driven incentive programs, participants say the programs have made them

September 16, 2011

Ann Rhoades discusses how rewards, recognition and employee engagement were key factors to success at JetBlue Airways and DoubleTree Hotels.

September 6, 2011

Although 80 percent of organizations have a recognition program, less than a third of HR professionals (31 percent) believe that employees are satisfied with the level of recognition they receive for doing a good job.

And while 56 percent of survey respondents said employees are rewarded according to their job performance, just 46 percent said managers and supervisors acknowledge and appreciate employees effectively.

August 18, 2011