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Welcome to our space where we celebrate the power of rewards, recognition, and robust employee engagement. Dive in to discover transformative solutions that elevate workplace culture, boost morale, and drive unparalleled performance. Let's embark on a journey to appreciate, motivate, and empower your most valuable asset: your people.

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Are Employers Really Ready for Work Life Integration

Employee Retention

By Gene Park
Stress is probably the most widely understood malaise of the modern workplace, blighting the lives of hundreds of millions of workers around the world. What’s been much less understood is how to deal with employee wellness. However, the rise of ‘feel-good management’ offers a new answer to a longstanding problem.

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Employee Recognition

By Gene Park
There are so many nuances to navigate in the workplace. Language—specifically the language we use to tell people we value the contributions they make to our organizations—is one of them. The language we use in our recognition programs deserves careful consideration. Today, most businesses.

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Employee Recognition

By Gene Park
Employee recognition is an effective, low-cost solution to avoiding employee departures. “Recognition, applied in the right ways, can tip the balance towards why an employee will stay with a company,” says Inspirus Solutions Architect, Sean Mayo. “When an employee leaves, an organization doesn’t just lose a trained employee. An organization can also lose customers—depending on the relationships—as well as intellectual capital.”

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Employee Recognition

By Kelley Briggs
Peer-to-peer recognition from peers is a powerful way to build our relationships and tie together that social cohesion that everyone appreciates. Whether employees work from home, or at the company headquarters, they want to feel valued and respected by others around them. Receiving recognition that their contributions matter — especially to peers — creates a thriving culture for all employees.

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Employee Engagement

By Gene Park
Both extrovert and introvert personalities bring unique attributes that benefit the workplace, however, there are characteristics that are more associated with each personality type. Generally speaking, extroverts are revitalized by spending time with others, whereas introverts recharge through... It’s important for managers to consider the role personality can play in how an individual prefers to be recognized and rewarded. For example, an introvert may be more comfortable with being acknowledged for a large accomplishment in front of their team, as opposed to the entire company during a meeting (whereas some extroverts might be thrilled with the latter option).

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How to Add Recognition into Your Onboarding Process

Employee Engagement

By Gene Park
Welcoming a new employee can be an exciting time for your team, especially if added talent enables your team to meet deliverables more efficiently. As a new employee begins the onboarding process and learns more about their role and the company, integrating recognition into the mix might not be top of mind for managers and peers. Understanding how recognition conveys when a new employee is making progress, and positively reinforces company values, is important.

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How to Make Sense of Employee Engagement Technology

Employee Engagement

By Gene Park
It’s a confusing time to shop for engagement technology.

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Employee Recognition

By Gene Park
Recognition is crucial to an organization’s employee engagement strategy. Like most leaders, you intrinsically know recognition supports your organization’s productivity and top-line growth. But, how do you prove it to other executives who are looking for a return on the investment in an employee recognition program?

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Employee Recognition

By Gene Park
When employees feel appreciated, it can significantly boost morale and employee engagement. Research shows that only 15% of employees say they are recognized frequently enough, and yet 80% of employees would work harder if they felt better appreciated. Even simple gestures like saying “thank you” or publicly acknowledging a job well done can boost retention. According to one study, this is more important than a salary increase!

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3 Ways to Bring Your Company-wide Wellness Initiatives Outdoors

Employee Retention

By Inspirus Contributer
Inspire your employees to take their personal health goals to the next level. No matter the time of year, it’s always good to let your team take in the outdoors. Spending time outside has many benefits, such as reduced stress, but it also improves your productivity back in the office with a boost in concentration, short-term memory, and creative thinking skills [1]. Additionally, 53% of companies would like to create a workplace culture that promotes positive health habits among employees.

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Diversity

Employee Engagement

By An Inspirus Contributor
According to a survey conducted this year by Harvard Business Review, “companies with above-average total diversity had both 19% points higher innovation revenues and 9% points higher EBIT margins, on average.” A McKinsey analysis also found that “companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams were 21% more likely to experience above-average profitability than companies in the fourth quartile,” as well as a “33% likelihood of outperformance on EBIT margin” for ethnic and cultural diversity.

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6 Ways to WOW Your Workforce

Culture

By Gene Park
Surprise your coworkers with a little something special!... Who couldn’t use a little R-E-C-O-G-N-I-T-I-O-N? You may know them as, your right arm, or the go-to-person, maybe even the resident rock star. Why not celebrate them and all they do? The following ideas would work well to express appreciation to any coworker. It's more glamorous when their travel details are being handled by the one person who never gets to go anywhere. Why not bring a little something back or send a package from your destination, just for them?

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How to Be More Productive in the Office Take a Vacation

Employee Engagement

By Theresa Harkins-Schulz
It may seem counterintuitive for today’s pressurized employees, but one of the best ways to be happier and more productive in the office is to escape from it. Vacation, with all the benefits it brings staff and employers alike, is finally being recognized as a valuable asset for any company. Whether it’s a week on the beach in Mexico, hiking in the Alps or a trip to Las Vegas, research shows that getting away from it all is good for business.

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Employee Engagement

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Diversity - A Competitive Edge for Business

Employee Recognition

By Gene Park
To reflect the needs of a diverse global market, companies need to encourage diversity and inclusion within their own organizations. Along with creating a more representative workforce, diversity also helps to build a more successful company. A two-year research study by Deloitte [1] shows that companies who embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers.