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Reward (Recognition) and Incentive Programs

How Should We Address the Interrelated Issues of Pay, Career Growth and Work Flow?

February 1, 2012
The results from our employee survey identified three areas of concern: rewards and recognition, career advancement, and work organization/work flow. Employees are not satisfied that their pay is equal to their workload, and also complain about a lack of advancement opportunities. The issue of poor work organization/work flow pinches on the first two issues. How should we address these issues—one at a time or all at once? —Feeling Powerless, assistant manager, manufacturing, Southeast Asia
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Dear Workforce How Do We Get People to Focus on Details?

September 13, 2011
How can I encourage or motivate my staff to pay attention to detail—without it sounding like a threat, order or demand? Or alternatively, is that the best way to quickly establish control in this matter? —They Misunderstand Me, manager, health care, location undisclosed
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Top Performers Look for a Little Love Outside of Pay

May 1, 2011
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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Dear Workforce How Should We Recognize Team Goals Over Individuals?

February 1, 2011
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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