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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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Pay 'Philosophy' Could Prompt Workers to Stay

March 29, 2011
'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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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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Dear Workforce How Can We Use Cash With Other Incentives to Drive Retention

June 28, 2010
Our IT product development company mostly serves large financial institutions. Although we have best practices in place for performance management and training, we continue to lose top-notch employees to some of these same companies that also are our clients. I’d like to know what combination of cash-based and noncash retention tools we could set up to help reverse the trend.
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