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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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Recognition Preferences of Digital Natives

Are our youngest workers driving a change in recognition preferences? I have been researching the latest trends in employee recognition and comparing my findings to the recognition preferences research study we completed last year. One trend that I have been following for a number of years now, is the move towards more peer-based recognition programs. […]

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