Engagement Matters

People First: Barb Burns, VP Org Excellence & Development, WSPS

Posted by Steven Green   June 30, 2015

We’re tracking down TemboSocial users inside the world’s most amazing companies to discover their favorite tools, inspirations, pet peeves and the philosophy behind what makes them so awesome. This month, we chatted with Barb Burns - ‎VP Organizational Excellence and Development at Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, a dynamic $43-million organization that offers unparalleled health & safety expertise, insight and solutions for creating healthy work environments across Ontario, Canada. In March of 2015 they deployed TemboSocial Recognition, branded as “Applause” on their SharePoint intranet.

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Topics: social recognition, WSPS

BMO Disproves Studies - Leverage your Intranet to Involve Employees

Posted by Elysha Ames   June 16, 2015

Many companies struggle to get employees excited about the corporate intranet. Studies show that employees are reluctant to spend time following  or contributing to the company portal—even though the same employees are active on external social media.

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Topics: steven green, shel holtz, idea generation, intranet

Social Recognition is the Key to Enterprise Intranet

Posted by Steven Green   June 10, 2015

Social technology is inherently transformational. When used effectively, it can move a business from transactional to interactional. Making this leap requires changing the way we relate to our employees and coworkers. It demands acknowleding the skills, gifts and talents of your employees.

Building a Culture of Recognition

When TemboSocial first rolled out Recognition, social recognition that integrates with enterprise intranets, it unlocked the potential for companies to build a culture of recognition within an organization. A report from Accelir, a strategic HR advisory firm, cites creating a culture of recognition as one of the leading trends in business today.

Employee recognition does even more than build engagement and lower a company’s churn, it also builds intelligence into the organization. When you learn that Bob down in Accounting is not just a bean counter but in his spare time he's  also a master furniture maker and a mentor to juniors in the office, you suddenly see a whole lot more potential in your staff. Maybe Bob has some useful input on the look-and-feel of the new web portal that’s under development.

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Topics: social recognition

How TemboSocial helped RBC involve 24,000 employees in Blue Water Day

Posted by Elysha Ames   June 8, 2015

Clean water is our planet’s most important liquid asset - which maybe explains why one of North America’s leading financial institutions takes freshwater conservation very seriously. Since 2007, Royal Bank of Canada has pledged nearly $44 million to more than 740 charitable organizations worldwide that protect watersheds and promote access to clean drinking water. An additional $8.8 million has been pledged to universities for water programs.

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Topics: polls, comment engine, rbc blue water, RBC Royal Bank

TemboSocial Recognition for Jive 8/Cloud

Posted by Steven Green   June 4, 2015

With the recent release of Jive 8, many powerful new features are available to help you work better together. We have all by now heard about Tiles, News and Custom Streams. In this article, we’ll show you how TemboSocial, as the official Jive Technology Partner for Employee Recognition, leverages the new Jive 8 features to make giving and sharing recognition stories another great way to make employees smarter about company business, share repeatable behaviors across the organization and bring to life your mission, vision and values.
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Topics: social recognition, jive 8

Media Mention: HR Magazine - Next Generation Employee Engagement Tools

Posted by Elysha Ames   June 3, 2015

TemboSocial is proud to be recognized as a 'next generation employee engagement tool' by
HR Magazine.  Here is an excerpt from the May 29, 2015 article: 
Social recognition and engagement platforms

Forget the yearly engagement survey, a raft of new technologies means engagement can be a daily, not yearly, occurrence. Here's our pick of the best. 

Social recognition and engagement platforms & how they increase engagement

Individuals respond well to their efforts being disseminated to wider audiences rather than remaining behind closed doors. It makes recognition much more of an everyday process. “This often results in idea-sharing where employees discover repeatable behaviours from 

their peers through the public nature of the recognition program,” explains Steven Green, president at social recognition provider TemboSocial.

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Topics: social recognition, news & press

How do you know if your workplace is innovative?

Posted by Steven Green   May 28, 2015

Successful businesses need innovation in the workplace. Whether discovering a more effective way to accomplish everyday work tasks or coming up with a market redefining product or services, companies across all industries are actively seeking ways to unlock that innovative potential they know they have. This has led to a strong emphasis on accepting feedback and suggestions from anyone, regardless of whether they are senior executives of the organization or interns who just started working there.

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Topics: idea generation

Why integrated peer to peer social recognition matters

Posted by Elysha Ames   May 19, 2015

Think of the most amazing example of collaboration that you can remember. Maybe it was a triple-play on the ball field, or the union of dancer and orchestra at the ballet. Without a doubt the participants were in immediate communication with each other. The actors had a deep, intimate knowledge about how the other players were likely to perform. Also there’s a good bet that no software was involved.

At TemboSocial we believe that the closer you can get to direct person-to-person conversation, the better knowledge will flow through the organization. While we like to believe that software tools can improve our ability to communicate we also have to admit that software has high overhead costs that can get in the way. The best tools bring people together in natural, immediate dialogue.

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Topics: social recognition, social business

Jive Software Turns to TemboSocial Recognition to Drive Their “HighFives”

Posted by Steven Green   May 11, 2015

Jive Software, the social collaboration platform that builds bridges between customers, employees and the corporate infrastructure, knows what it takes to bring people together. Maybe that’s why they picked TemboSocial Recognition to fuel the “HighFive” recognition program in their internal community. ““Jive employees have always been great at recognizing their fellow colleagues — whether through our own internal community instance of Jive or through other corporate initiatives.  With the new peer-to-peer recognition capability provided by TemboSocial, we have amplified the way in which employees can celebrate their peers' accomplishments while fostering corporate values,” says Kosheno Moore, the Senior Enterprise Community Manager at Jive.

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Topics: social recognition, jive

How your employees' social conversations can help your organization

Posted by Steven Green   May 6, 2015

Enterprise social networking is continuing with booming growth according to research by Frost & Sullivan. The firm’s analysis predicts over 100% growth in the next five years. But there’s a hint of a gray cloud in the horizon in these figures - the authors of the research say that software vendors have yet to make a compelling case for social in the enterprise. At this year’s SXSW Interactive conference Joanna Belbey and Jullian Mills challenged some of the magical thinking that sometimes accompanies a pitch for social software in the enterprise. Belbey is an expert on social media compliance and governance at Actiance, Inc. Mills is the head of corporate social media at Bank of Montreal. I should also say that Mills is a TemboSocial partner.

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Topics: the social enterprise, social at work

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