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Enterprise Incentive and Recognition Design – Part 2 – Time to Align

A little alliteration never hurt anyone. The first post in this series went up on July 25th. It focused on making sure your program design fits with your brand. I can sum up that post with this quote: “Don’t cheap… Continue Reading →

Enterprise Incentive and Recognition Design – The 5-Part Series

No one believes because they dissected a frog in High School they are qualified to perform surgery on their pets or heaven forbid another human (well some do but yuck!) Yet when it comes to incentive and recognition program design… Continue Reading →

Should You Pay Employees Extra for Working on Special Organizational Projects?

Somewhat recently (sorry – I’m a bit backlogged) a question came up on one of my HR-focused discussion groups in Facebook. The poster was seeking ideas on how to compensate employees for being part of a company effort described as…… Continue Reading →

New Research: Employees Work Harder When They Are Almost Starving

[Warning – rant ahead] Love that headline? What if I told you that you can get more production from your employees if they are hungry? Or cold. Or tired. Or flat out exhausted. What if I told you that the… Continue Reading →

Because only 10% of your team really matters, right?

Say you have 100 sales people (or employees with a quantifiable metric) and you want to do something to drive increased performance. Most of the time you, or your VP of Sales, will suggest an “incentive” program to get people… Continue Reading →

Where should you focus your HR Efforts in the future?

We all want to predict the future. I want to know which company will be the next AOL, or the next Apple. I want to know where to tell my kids to put their money so they can take care… Continue Reading →

Recognition – Incentive – Engagement [They Are NOT the Same]

I keep a file of all the articles I find about how to drive performance in organizations. Some are good. Some are horrible. Most are about 50% correct. Even this one will fall short of 100% because at the core… Continue Reading →

Crap Advice On Recognition from Inc Magazine – #SMDH

  Normally I let articles in the mainstream media that are patently incorrect slide by. There’s just too many of them for me to waste my time trying to correct the idiocy that passes for business journalism in today’s world…. Continue Reading →

Sometimes you just need to hit publish…#50over50HR

I’ve heard on more than one occasion ideas are easy, execution is hard. Let me rephrase that and say execution isn’t always hard – but it is always very, very scary. The fun part about ideas is as long as they exist… Continue Reading →

Recognition is Too Easy

I’ve been watching the recognition and reward industry for the last 25 years. It’s gone from a relatively unknown and underutilized tactic to drive employee satisfaction and employee engagement to being almost a daily headline in any HR focused publication… Continue Reading →

Mother Teresa and Engagement

I live in South Carolina. Yes… THAT South Carolina – the one with the whole flag thing. But that isn’t what provided the fodder for this post. I saw an public service message on TV the other day about traffic… Continue Reading →

Are you to blame? New Post on LinkedIn

If you didn’t know it LinkedIn allows people to post their own “blogs” on their site. It is a way to get more people engaged and get more visibility for LinkedIn. It also is an easy way for people to… Continue Reading →

Contrary to Popular Punditry – People Haven’t Changed

I gave the book “Drive” by Daniel Pink the side-eye when it came out 4 years ago for a variety of reasons. Mostly because it was a little idea well-packaged for mass consumption. The marketing of it was superb and… Continue Reading →