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Dear Workforce What Is the No. 1 Metric We Should Be Reporting to Our CEO?

September 7, 2011
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What is the No. 1 HR metric we should be reporting to our CEO? —The Most Important Thing, product manager, software/services, Quebec
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Dear Workforce Which Is More Motivating Individual or Group Employee Incentives

September 7, 2011
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One of the chief "head-scratchers" for me is developing a worthwhile employee incentive program. I believe in them and know they are important, but because each employee is motivated by different things, it is difficult to come up with one that satisfies all. Which is more motivating: group or individual incentives? And what is good starting place for each? Thanks.
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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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Pay 'Philosophy' Could Prompt Workers to Stay

March 29, 2011
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'Organizations should focus on communicating how their philosophies were developed and continuously benchmark their scores on pay satisfaction to remain competitive,' says Ashley Nuese, director of marketing and sales services at Chicago-based HR Solutions.
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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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Ad Firm Turns to Twitter for Intern Applications

January 17, 2011
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The shop moved the application process onto Twitter to demonstrate that it’s thinking about the marketing world through a digital and social media lens, the agency said.
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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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