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Road to RecoveryKeeping Up in a Down Economy

December 2, 2009
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Commentary: Bob Nelson, keynote speaker for the Workforce Management online conference Road to Recovery: HR Strategies for Post-Recession Success, discusses the six things any manager or organization can do to create a more motivating work environment for their employees, no matter how bad things are in the economy.
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Fixing Employee Morale

December 1, 2009
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Commentary: Bob Nelson, keynote speaker for the Workforce Management online conference Road to Recovery: HR Strategies for Post-Recession Success, lists six things organizations can do to counter low spirits at work, including unexpected rewards, spontaneous celebrations and extra time off for a job well done.
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Engage Employees by Asking for Their Ideas

December 1, 2009
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Commentary: Bob Nelson, keynote speaker for Workforce Management ’s online conference, Road to Recovery: HR Strategies for Post-Recession Success, shares tips on this simple way to improve employee engagement.
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Taking Care of Business Starts With Taking Care of Employees

November 30, 2009
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Commentary: Bob Nelson, keynote speaker for the Workforce Management online conference Road to Recovery: HR Strategies for Post-Recession Success, discusses some simple perks that organizations can give employees to sustain engagement during the downturn.
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Everything You Thought You Knew About Recognition Is Wrong

January 27, 2004
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In Bob Nelson's opinion, formal recognition programs are an anachronism. He says that the $27 billion-plus incentive industry, with its focus on moving merchandise, hasn't helped matters. Nelson suggests a more informal, collaborative approach.
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Q and A With Bob Nelson

January 8, 2001
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Rewards guru Bob Nelson answers questions from Workforce members.
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Long-Distance Recognition

August 1, 2000
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Now that the world of work is branching away from a central location, how do you praise workers when they’re mils and miles away?
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Deciding What’s Important

February 2, 2000
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Weigh your actions at work against the impact they’ll have.
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How to Make Suggestions Count

January 12, 2000
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Hints to get your input implemented.
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How To Encourage Employee Loyalty

December 28, 1999
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Low-cost ways to build employee commitment.
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