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Do-it-yourself vs. Doing it right: Fueling employee engagement with a social recognition and reward platform

Combatting disengagement certainly calls for a recognition program, but unfortunately a Do-it-yourself (DIY) program won't suffice. DIY recognition programs exacerbate the issues of unequal access and recognition inconsistency, and over time lose momentum. In order to alleviate operational pains and solicit greater results from recognition programs, more and more HR professionals are adopting a social recognition and rewards platform. Download Achievers white paper, Do-it-yourself vs. Doing it right: Fueling employee engagement with a social recognition and reward platform, and learn how you can achieve both sustained increases in employee engagement and reduced administrative costs.

The Total Package: Including recognition within the compensation toolkit

In a talent-driven economy, employee demands are hard to ignore. Historically, increasing pay has been the first lever to use to retain employees, but today we're in the new world of work. Employee recognition is the key factor driving employee engagement. Leveraging recognition to drive employee engagement and retention starts with a social recognition and rewards platform. Download Achievers white paper, The Total Package: Including recognition in the compensation toolkit, and learn the five facets of how a social recognition and rewards platform can support your compensation goals.

Special Report: Dental and Vision Benefits (April 2015)

Since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, many employers have escalated cuts in benefits,instituted high-deductible health plans and moved employees to the private exchange to shift the rising cost of health care onto their employees. With the PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute predicting that in 2015 the price of health care will increase 6.8 percent for employers, there are seemingly few options available to control their benefits costs.

Human Capital Insights: Recruiting (March 2015)

Attracting new talent and keeping employees onboard is easier said than done in today's tight job market. A benefits package including the standard mix of health insurance, retirement plans, and vacation time has come to be a basic expectation of job seekers. With competition for resources at an all time high, many organizations have sweetened their benefits packages to include a unique assortment of employee perks in hopes of finding and retaining their talented workforce. To many organizations, winning over top talent and building loyalty is far more profitable than scaling back on extra perks.

Special Report: Group Life and Disability Insurers (March 2015)

RoyTuscany was 24 when he broke his back after he overshot a 100-foot ski jump by 30 feet. Two weeks prior to his life-altering accident in 2006, he could have signed up for disability insurance. Like many young adults his age, he shrugged it off, thinking it wasn't necessary. After all, he was a Sugar Bowl ski coach in Norden, California. Coaches don't get into accidents, right? "I had just signed up for health insurance, and I remember thinking that it was already a burden to pay for that," Tuscany said.

Special Report: Recruitment Process Outsourcing (February 2015)

For years, recruitment process outsourcing was viewed as an efficiency play with big companies tapping outside vendors to hire a lot of low-level people as quickly and cheaply as possible. But times, they are a-changin'.Today's RPOs are being brought in specifically to unearth the hard to find talent that companies need to fill highly specialized and critically important roles.

Special Report: Learning Providers (January 2015)

In August 2014, Skillsoft Corp. announced plans to purchase SumTotal Systems Inc. from Vista Equity Partners, one of many acquisitions in the training software providerâ??s history. The decision came after a 10-year partnership between the two vendors. John Ambrose, Skillsoft's senior vice president of strategy and corporate development, said the two companies have a shared view of the industry's evolution.Training is becoming more pivotal as businesses recognize learning and development as imperative, not optional, to success.

Best Practices in HR Technology (November 2014)

Did you know that researchers predict mobile devices will outnumber the Earth's population (roughly 7.5 billion) by 2016? It's true. We humans love our smartphones and tablets. It's how we connect anywhere, at any time, for everything we want to do -- whether we're buying shoes during a commute or looking for a new job at lunchtime.

Leading the Way in HR Applications (November 2014)

Mobile technology use has exploded recently, with smartphone sales increasing 25.3 percent year-over-year worldwide during the second quarter of 2014 alone. Such rapid device proliferation has given rise to some unique trends in enterprise workforce management, namely: Employees are increasingly utilizing personal devices for work activities, which alters the way software is developed, designed and deployed to workers throughout the business.