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Reward (Recognition) and Incentive Programs

Dear Workforce How Do We Revive Employee Morale and Make Our Workplace Enjoyable?

September 7, 2011
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My organization has a very strong “work hard” culture, but over the past year or so it feels like we've completely forgotten how to have fun. How can we recapture the magic?
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Dear Workforce How Has the Recession Affected the Types of Benefits That Organizations Are Providing to Employees?

September 7, 2011
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How has the recession affected the types of benefits organizations use to keep their top performers? What kinds of benefits are organizations finding to be most effective at boosting retention and employee engagement, especially during the recession?
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Avoid Culture Shock When Rewarding International Employees

August 23, 2011
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When properly executed, employee recognition programs and rewards can go a long way in inspiring employees, especially during difficult economic times.
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Top Performers Look for a Little Love Outside of Pay

May 1, 2011
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Rewarding employees goes beyond pay and benefits, especially in a tight economy where pay raises are still averaging 3 percent. ‘Rewarder’ companies, which are repairing cultures and striving to enhance cooperation at all levels, are outpacing their competition when it comes to engaging the workforce.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Should We Recognize Team Goals Over Individuals?

February 1, 2011
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We have an internal recognition program that focuses on individual efforts. This recognition provides highly public praise at multiple levels for those who exceed expectations or show extraordinary effort, plus a small monetary incentive. Since our company is facing some important staff changes, we have to look for a new approach that recognizes team goals rather than individual. What points should I consider?
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Employers Turn to Creative Strategies to Reward Employees

January 28, 2011
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As salaries slowly stabilize, employers are still seeking creative methods for rewarding employees. Noncash compensation and variable pay programs are on the rise and may be part of a new model for attracting and retaining employees.
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Post-Recession Incentives Kudos vs. Cash

September 23, 2010
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In the book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us , author Daniel H. Pink asserts that financial rewards motivate people only when tasks are routine.
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A Cure for the 'Been There, Done That' Syndrome

September 16, 2010
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Children's Hospital of Orange County in California rolls out another in a long line of initiatives to change employee culture. Will persistence pay off this time around?
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Special Report on Rewards & Recognition Getting Personal

September 10, 2010
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With budgets remaining tight, more employers are focusing on nonfinancial rewards and customizing recognition at the local level to motivate and retain top performers.
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On Recognition, Multinationals Think Globally

September 10, 2010
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Companies with operations scattered around the world believe centralized reward plans reach more people and their value can be assessed more easily. Multinationals also reap financial benefits from a global approach, says one executive.
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