How can we think more broadly about the link between our employees and providing rewards and recognition?
—Giving the Gift, publishing, Chicago
Prizes, travel, plaques and public commendations are just a few examples of incentives that may qualify as employee achievement awards.Read More
My company wants to start an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP, that defines a vesting year as being an actively employed participant on Dec. 31 of that year and you credited with at least 1,000 hours of employment. Should this include regular hours, overtime hours, and PTO hours? What else might we need to consider?
— ESOP Fable, financial/insurance/real estate, Des Moines, Iowa
In our recent employee opinion survey, staff in the finance department identified rewards, recognition and career advancement as their top three concerns. Which area should we focus on improving first?
— Priority Setter, Utilities, South Carolina
As the year draws to a close and the holiday spirit abounds, employers can anticipate reviewing year-end figures to determine who goes on the naughty or nice list.Read More
As your company soars to new heights thanks to the creativity and ingenuity of your team members, the organization should let the workers come along for the ride.Read More
Fifty-eight percent of employers are looking to impose penalties on employees who do not participate in health and wellness programs in the coming years, according to a survey published by Aon Hewitt.Read More
To round out our exploration of innovation in the workforce, we turned to our Game Changers. Below are questions we asked them and some of their provocative answers.Read More
To cook up greater creativity, organizations ought to update their approach to collaboration, compensation and culture.Read More
Early results of DuPont's program have been encouraging, giving company leaders hope that its new recognition system will have a measurable effect on the company's overall business objectives. Studies also show that companies excelling in employee recognition are 12 times more likely to generate strong business results than their peers.