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November 20, 2013

Beating Back the Black Friday Blues

Retailers are opening their doors earlier than ever this Thanksgiving, and retail workers will have their hands full. What was once an extended set of holiday working hours has become an almost 24/7 work cycle between Thanksgiving and Christmas, as companies face increased competition and pressure to meet revenue goals. While Black Friday and the […]

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November 18, 2013

Motivation Takes a Human Touch

Before heading out to Dreamforce 2013 today, I caught an article about keynote speaker Marissa Mayer and her very public efforts to change the culture at Yahoo, Inc. since she became CEO back in July 2012. Recently Mayer ruffled a few feathers with her decision to institute a companywide bell-curved employee ranking system. Popularized by […]

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November 8, 2013

Why The Military Hails Recognition

The military has always been a place where recognizing the accomplishments of others is a matter of strict ceremony. Veterans and active service members all over the world carry insignias, ranks, medals, and ribbons that serve as a road map of their achievements and a history of their service. If you want to talk about […]

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November 7, 2013

The Latest Face in Employee Engagement?

We’ve all visualized that dream job—the one that, when asked about it, you proudly blurt, “I’d work for free if they’d let me!” Not only do our bosses want employees with that level of engagement, they also want those types of jobs themselves. Our latest poster child for employee engagement had that exact job. From […]

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November 7, 2013

Social Media Got Me Fired

We all know social media is a powerful business tool, even if we don’t always know exactly how to apply it. In fact, according to Accelir’s 2014 Recognition Trends Report, more than 82 percent of organizations do not currently include social media in their rewards program, and more than half (55 percent) simply do not […]

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November 6, 2013

4 Motivational Tools From Papa Jack

You’ve all heard of Jack “Papa Jack” Welch—the infamous CEO of GE who increased the value of the company by 4000% between 1981 and 2001. In order to accomplish such a remarkable turnaround, Papa Jack had to completely re-think the management strategy at GE and find cost-effective methods to motivate his entire staff toward becoming […]

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