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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.


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90th Anniversary

A look at workforce history going back to 1922.

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Their Say on the ACA

On the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Workforce talked to people who implement, work with and are affected by the ACA. These are their stories.


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Game Changers

The annual Game Changers competition honors top workforce-related talent under the age of 40. Winners are chosen by Workforce's editorial staff. We will consider not only professional accomplishments but also community service and other achievements.

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Live Chat: Repairing Retirement

Join Workforce Management Senior Writer Rita Pyrillis for a one-hour live chat on today's retirement strategies. Are defined benefits dead? Is the 401(k) fatally flawed? Is a new era of greater retirement stability on the horizon? How are you coping with your employees' retirement concerns? Join in the conversation Thursday, March 22, at 1 p.m. ET.
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Chat Transcript: Is the Work-More Economy Working?

Read the transcript from a live conversation with Senior Editor Ed Frauenheim about today's "Work-More Economy," in which job demands have risen. Are firms going too far, hurting themselves and workers? The live chat took place on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET.
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Optimas

What do you get when you pay close attention to Workforce magazine issues? Amazing business results for your organization. You've done it, and you should be recognized for your successes. The annual Optimas Awards celebrates your accomplishments in a broad range of workforce categories and shares them with your peers.

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Performance Management Orientation Guide

This orientation guide provides you with a high-level overview of performance management – what it is, what it can do for your organization and what you should consider in developing or modifying a performance management program.
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Training & Development

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Jocks, Profs and Docs

You might wonder what players in the NFL, surgeons masked in the operating room, professors in the halls of academia have in common. The answer is a lot.
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A New Beginning

On Jan. 7, 2013, MediaTec Publishing Inc. bought Workforce from Crain Communications Inc. MediaTec's president, Norm Kamikow, provides his thoughts on the purchase.
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Return on Information: Improving your ROI with Google Enterprise Search

As organizations consider the benefits of bringing high-quality search to the workplace, it's critical to assess the various factors influencing the ROI they seek. In this whitepaper, you'll learn numerous business benefits, including how to heighten employee productivity by making the right knowledge available and useful when and where it's needed, and how to add to your ROI and boost your bottom line when searching intranets, content systems and applications.
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Dear Workforce

Networking with your colleagues is a good resource to help solve your HR dilemmas -- networking with the experts is a GREAT resource. Learn from the input of the experts on issues and topics in this complete archive of questions and answers. Do you have an HR question? Just ask by emailing editors@workforce.com.

How Do We Handle Rude Micromanagers?

How do we curb a rude micromanager? This particular supervisor treats both customers and employees with little respect. The problem is exacerbated by a district manager who refuses to document the infractions, and an assistant manager at the same location who is nearly as big a problem. The result is long-term employees giving notice, not to mention difficulty recruiting new people. Is it too late to intervene and redeem these leaders? Or should we start cleaning house?

Talent Turmoil, retail trade, Richmond, Virginia


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HR Administration

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People Moves: June 2015

Bryan Power to senior vice president of human resources, Yahoo; Cynthia Marshall to senior vice president of human resources, AT&T; and Cher Murphy to managing director, Allegis Partners.
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Recruitment

Read about the latest recruitment trends, including video interviewing, employee screening and candidate sourcing.

Staffing Management

Follow recent trends, including contingent staffing, telecommuting and termination issues.

Is Managing Grumpiness the Key to Managing Risk?

If you really want to know what your employees think of trust and values in your organization, try counting how many times they bring concerns to your attention rather than counting the number of 'harrumphs' or cocktails after work.
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Workplace Culture

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Dissed Loyalty

Companies talk a good game about employee loyalty, but according to a recent survey, many organizations really aren’t paying much attention to it.


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