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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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Rewards and Recognition When to Use What

Culture

By Theresa Karkins-Schulz
It’s no secret that employee recognition is critical to your company’s bottom line. Without it, employee morale and motivation plunges, and turnover soars. Giving your workforce a tool for recognition empowers them to celebrate each other, fostering a culture of appreciation and improving business success.

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Employee Wellness: 4 Ways to Keep Staff Happy, Healthy, & Engaged

Employee Engagement

By Terri Moore
The month of May is all about re-birth and re-emergence. Flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising, and we’re all ready to shed our coats, get outside, and enjoy some much needed fun-in-the-sun. May is also the perfect month to focus on health. It’s National Blood Pressure Month and International Nurses’ Week begins May 6th. And to kick things off, May 1st is Employee Health and Fitness Day.

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Employee Engagement

By Kelley Briggs
In the second part of this two-part series, we will explore the benefits of consolidating your HR tech stack into one central platform and how streamlining your tech can better support all employees, regardless of where they work. In Part 1 , we looked at how organizations can streamline and consolidate employee rewards and recognition programs to improve engagement and utilization.

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Employee Recognition

By Kelley Briggs
In the first installment of a two-part series, we will explore how organizations can streamline and consolidate programs for employee rewards and recognition to better support all employees, regardless of where they work. In Part 2, we’ll look at the benefits of consolidating your HR tech stack into one central platform.

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Employee Engagement

By Kelley Briggs
The pandemic has changed us in immeasurable ways with the workplace arguably seeing the most significant impacts in terms of changing needs, expectations — and demands — from employees.... Empathy matters, even in the workplace. In fact, Forbes reported that 96% of employees believe showing empathy is important. Unfortunately, 92% believe that empathy is undervalued in the workplace. And, while 92% of CEOs indicate that their organizations are empathetic, only 50% of employees believe their CEOs are empathetic.

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Employee Engagement is an Essential Strategy for Business Success

Employee Engagement

By Kelley Briggs
In 2020, Gallup conducted the world’s largest study on employee engagement — taking a deep dive into the experiences of 100,000 teams to identify the ties between engagement and 11 specific performance outcomes. The study was done, in part, to validate Gallup’s widely known Gallup Q12 which offers a framework for evaluating and improving employee engagement.

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8 Ways to Prevent Burnout and Keep Employees Happy

Culture

By Terri Moore
April is Stress Awareness Month. According to a recent survey by digital wellness company meQuilibrium, between December 2020 and July 2021, employees reported a 21% increase in burnout and a 17% increase in physical symptoms of stress, including muscle tension and fatigue. Participants also expressed anxiety over work-life balance and higher levels of job stress in general.

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Part 2: How to Create a Culture of Gratitude In The Workplace

Employee Recognition

By Paula Ambrozic
Subscribe now and receive new articles sent directly to your Inbox.... In Part 1 of this series, we defined the difference between gratitude and thankfulness. We identified gratitude as a basic human requirement — something that, when present, makes us feel good and spurs us to be our best. Since we spend eight hours or more a day in our workplaces, giving and receiving thanks at work, can foster a culture of gratitude that lifts everyone, every day.

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Employee Engagement

By Paula Ambrozic
While the sentiment behind the date and the recognition is well intended, employers should be showing appreciation for their employees every day — not just one day of the year. The annual event offers a good opportunity to make an important distinction between gratitude and thankfulness — one being an event (thankfulness) and the other an ongoing process (gratitude).

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Employee Engagement

By Alex McKee
The pandemic has forever changed how we do business. Once people realized they could work from home and perform their job just as efficiently, or in some cases, more efficiently, many saw no need to return to the “old” days of time-consuming, expensive, and stressful commutes. On the other hand, are those workers that feel increasingly isolated at home and can’t wait to get back to the office. This leaves organizations struggling to figure out how to balance some employees’ desire to return to the office with other’s preference to stay remote.

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25 No Cost Ways to Improve Your Company Culture

Employee Engagement

By Theresa Harkins-Schulz
Shaping company culture is like developing any relationship; it requires commitment, trust, communication, and a common goal. A positive team culture has been proven to increase employee engagement and generate more positive business outcomes.

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Culture

By Theresa Harkins-Schulz
Shaping company culture is like developing any relationship; it requires commitment, trust, communication, and a common goal. A positive team culture has been proven to increase employee engagement and generate more positive business outcomes. Gallup cites organizations with high engagement levels.

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6 Ways to Use Technology to Support a Hybrid Workforce

Employee Engagement

By Kelley Briggs
In 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that overall turnover rates peaked at 57.3%, with 4 million Americans quitting their jobs in July alone — leaving 10.9 million available jobs! “The Great Resignation” has changed the employment landscape and many experts predict those repercussions to bleed far into 2022.

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How Embracing Purpose at Work Creates Community

Culture

By Lesa Blakey
Finding a sense of purpose is inherent to personal well-being, whether from a personal or professional standpoint. Millennials, in particular, have been pointed to as a generational cohort that craves the ability to create purpose — they want to do work that is meaningful to them and that provides benefits in meaningful ways to others.

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3 Reasons to Recognize Employees Early

Employee Engagement

By Catherine Turner
You’ve no doubt heard the talk about the “turnover tsunami” that is resulting in a mass exodus of employees — not only from their specific jobs, but from the workforce in general! The pandemic has provided employees both with a taste of freedom and flexibility that many didn’t previously have and with plenty of time to contemplate and consider what they want from their lives and their careers.