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Time Off as Awards in Peer Recognition Program

  The director of HR for non-profit tells me their organization uses a peer program with pretty significant awards: “If anyone does something extra to help a volunteer, or help another staff member, anyone who notices can give them a “credit.” Collect 10 credits and you get an extra day off during that fiscal year. There is […]

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Why Free Recognition Beats Costly Awards

The Employee Recognition Paradox While people say they want cash awards, studies have shown free recognition is most meaningful. Despite all the billions spent on recognition each year, the evidence seems clear: most meaningful recognition is free recognition. You might be thinking, “Wait a minute, the people in my company have confirmed that they prefer […]

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Employee Retention: Reward and Recognition at Work

    I had the pleasure to be part of a lively panel discussion this morning. We talked about employee retention, reward and recognition. The conversation is now available for on-demand listening. I hope you have a chance to listen in and tell me what you think. Join the conversation! Here is the write up […]

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