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Aligning Talent and Compensation Strategy to Make Work Meaningful

Cindy Ventrice’s post discussing the results of the Meaningful Recognition survey reinforces other surveys showing that employee recognition is about far more than just compensation.  But research also supports what many know from experience – compensation matters and it impacts employee attitudes and performance – both positively and negatively.  In fact, the only time most […]

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Supervising and Recognizing Entry-level Workers

I received an email this morning from Meghann, who successfully supervises entry level/college students. Since I frequently hear what a difficult demographic this is to motivate, I thought I would share what she has to say, word for word: Morning Cindy! My number one piece of “recognition” lately is flexibility. When a hard working staff […]

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Flurry and Fizzle: Inconsistency Builds Management Distrust

At least once per week I get an email looking for help with a management issue. The person lays out a problem, I ask a few questions, and then make a suggestion or two. Pretty basic. Occasionally, I receive a question with an answer that would be of general interest and/or is too complex for […]

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