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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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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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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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