Engagement Matters

3 Reasons to Modernize Your Enterprise Awards Program

Posted by Steven Green   April 27, 2016

The pain points tied to the annual awards program are legendary. The most common complaints we hear are that nomination volumes are low year after year and the end-to-end management of the awards process ranges from frustrating, all the way to torturous.   

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Awards + Nominations

Happy Customers Starts with Engaged Employees

Posted by Steven Green   April 20, 2016

How satisfied are your customers? You can start by looking at your employees. There’s a growing body of research that suggests customer satisfaction is strongly tied to employee engagement - in fact employee turnover turns out to be a fairly good indicator of customers' happiness. 

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Topics: Employee Engagement

4 Reasons Your Organization's Social Business Strategies Are Falling Short

Posted by Steven Green   April 11, 2016

Feel like you're getting nowhere with your attempts to implement social business strategies and motivate employees? Don't worry - you're not alone. Despite a whole lot of hype around social business, many organizations are struggling to see any real results from their initiatives. What's going wrong?

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Topics: Social Business

JiveWorld16 Recap: 3 Interesting Use Cases of Employee Engagement Solutions

Posted by Kevin Butler   March 28, 2016

What a whirlwind JiveWorld16 was!

We’d like to thank the Jive team and everyone we met in Las Vegas! It was interesting learning about the many incredible Jive-n and Jive-x communities that are out there, the challenges Jivers face, and the creative solutions you’ve come up with. We also appreciated the many great conversations we had around TemboSocial’s Jive Add-Ons and how they can help drive adoption and engagement within internal and external communities.

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Topics: Polls and Surveys, Employee Recognition

Is Your Organization Encouraging This Key Employee Motivator?

Posted by Steven Green   March 15, 2016

In a study by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, it was identified that one of the most important motivators is to give employees a clear sense of progress in meaningful work. This progress doesn't have to be measured in leaps, bounds or dramatic finishes. Rather, there is tremendous power in steady, incremental growth, as they emphasize the minor milestones in chipping away at a goal. Amabile and Kramer note two behaviors that give employees essential feedback: Catalysts and Nourishers.

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Topics: Employee Recognition

TemboSocial to Showcase Certified Jive Integrations at JiveWorld16

Posted by Steven Green   March 8, 2016

TemboSocial to showcase its employee recognition and polls & survey technology in addition to leading a developer workshop at Jive Software’s annual user conference.


TORONTO, ON – March 8, 2016 – TemboSocial will unveil the latest innovations of its Employee Recognition and Polls & Survey products at JiveWorld16, the premier conference for modern communication and collaboration, taking place on March 14-16 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  TemboSocial is a Silver sponsor of Jive Software’s annual conference.

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Topics: News & Press

Brainstorming in the Organization: Are There Really No Bad Ideas?

Posted by Steven Green   March 7, 2016

“There is no such thing as a bad idea” is generally the first rule of brainstorming. Ironically, the thing that makes this rule necessary is that there are bad ideas - lots of them. The problem is that you can’t always tell a bad idea from one that is truly innovative. The process of brainstorming, rapidly building a list of ideas without prejudice, has traditionally been seen as the golden road to innovation.

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Topics: idea generation

4 Ways Recognition Builds Employee Personal Brands and Organizational Success

Posted by Elysha Ames   March 3, 2016

An employee’s personal brand is the sum of their work contributions, large and small. Encouraging employees to develop their personal brands through social recognition has a powerful ripple effect, one that propels the organization's success. By bringing peer recognition into the corporate Intranet and making that recognition visible across the organization, employees can share their success stories while educating each other about company business and what it takes to drive success. 

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Topics: Employee Recognition

Cut Employee Turnover Rates with Recognition in the Intranet

Posted by Steven Green   March 1, 2016

Keeping employees engaged can be a challenge, but many companies face an even bigger problem - simply keeping employees. With the transparency in the job market today, the power dynamic has shifted to favor the employee. As a result, voluntary turnover - workers quitting to find greener pastures elsewhere - is at the highest rate in five years.

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Topics: Social Business

Why the Future of Your Business Depends on Recognition

Posted by Steven Green   February 25, 2016

What happens when your customers know more about your products or services than your sales force? Well, for one thing it puts your sales and marketing efforts at a disadvantage. More and more companies are finding that the traditional "sales funnel" has collapsed, leaving the marketing team scrambling to catch up.

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Topics: Employee Recognition

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