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August 24, 2016

Be Like Mark – Recognition at Facebook

Even though his organization is all about connecting people virtually, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently did a stellar job connecting in person when he inadvertently delivered a clinic on workplace presentations for an employee’s ten-year anniversary. The KX Factor Employee Kang-Xing Jin, known as “KX” to his colleagues, was a dear friend of […]

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October 20, 2015

Fundamental Tips for Building a Recognition Culture

Building or maintaining a positive work culture currently ranks among the top three goals for recognition programs, according to WorldatWork’s 2015 Trends in Employee Recognition study. The annual survey of 450+ WorldatWork members found that among companies where a recognition culture was deeply embedded, 100 percent of respondents said it had a positive or extremely […]

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August 3, 2015

5 Critical Factors to Designing an Employee Recognition Program

Gallup tells us that employee recognition programs can increase individual productivity and customer satisfaction, enhance teamwork and increase retention of quality employees, and lower negative effects such as absenteeism and stress. It all sounds great, but the path to employee happiness isn’t always clear. According to WorldatWork, almost half (49 percent) of all organizations don’t […]

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August 6, 2014

The People You Meet on the Road to Canton

The NFL’s annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place last weekend, and seven players were given a bronze bust and the coveted golden jacket during an extra-long ceremony in Canton, Ohio. The ceremony ended around midnight thanks mostly to the inductees’ speeches, prompting Class of 2014 member Michael Strahan to quip that he and […]

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May 20, 2014

A Different View on Retirement

Barbara Walters announced her retirement in early May, capping a near forty-year career with ABC News. In 1976 she became the first female news anchor on TV, and has pioneered the profession ever since, becoming one of the most recognizable names in journalism. In celebration of the event, ABC pulled out all the stops: in […]

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