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Media Mention - PR Newswire: Jive WorkHub, Packaged Solutions for HR including TemboSocial Recognition

Posted by Elysha Ames   February 5, 2016

Jive unveiled new tailored solutions for department and industry verticals - Jive for Healthcare Collaboration, Jive for Employee Engagement and Jive for Customer Engagement.

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Topics: News & Press

Do Your Recognition Programs Actually Influence Employee Behaviour?

Posted by Steven Green   February 4, 2016

Communications and Technology expert, Shel Holtz asked his community an important question in one of his blog posts, "Do your recognition programs actually influence employee behaviour?"

It's a great question. While Holtz ultimately concludes that recognition programs CAN influence employee behaviour, he also cites some of the common perils organizations experience when rewards and recognition efforts are limited to annual gala's or handed out in isolation in one-on-one sessions.

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Topics: Employee Recognition

3 Ways WSPS Transformed SharePoint with Employee Recognition

Posted by Elysha Ames   February 1, 2016

When Barb Burns, VP Organizational Excellence & Development at WSPS, planned the rollout of their recognition program within SharePoint, she knew a strong communications effort would be essential. Since WSPS was established out of a merger of three organizations with different cultures, establishing recognition as a program to bring employees together was the key to success.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, SharePoint

2 Reasons WSPS Integrated Employee Recognition in SharePoint

Posted by Elysha Ames   January 25, 2016

SharePoint connects disparate employees

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) is a dynamic $43-million organization that offers unparalleled health & safety expertise, insight and solutions for creating healthy work environments across Ontario, Canada. With 250 employees spread across the main office and multiple field locations, their SharePoint 2013 plays an important role in the organization’s internal communications.

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Topics: Employee Recognition

3 Approaches to Internal Communication to Reduce Employee Turnover

Posted by Steven Green   January 19, 2016

We’re all waiting for some good news on the global economy. But for many organizations, even the best news is a two-edged sword. Once the job market starts heating up, a lot of the most talented employees are likely to move out, causing a “giant sucking sound” as they exit the front office.

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Topics: Employee Engagement

How Genuine Recognition Boosts Employee Performance

Posted by Steven Green   January 15, 2016

It's getting to be widely recognized that office productivity is tied to recognition - for instance a recent report by Aberdeen Research said that leading organizations achieve a competitive advantage and create a culture of recognition by empowering managers with the tools they need, leveraging social recognition tools, and embracing analytics. The dark side of this knowledge is that some managers are starting to use recognition the way an animal trainer doles out dog treats, offering praise indiscriminately in order to get results.

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Topics: Employee Recognition

Certified Partner TemboSocial Extends Jive’s Core Platform to Enhance Employee Engagement and Reinforce Corporate Values

Posted by Elysha Ames   December 16, 2015

Jive announces new certified technology program for partner integrations on the industry’s leading collaboration platform.

PALO ALTO, Calif., December 16, 2015 – Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE) today announced its revamped certified technology partnership program that amplifies the power of Jive’s ecosystem. This program creates a framework for newly certified partners building on the Jive platform -- helping them deliver best-of-breed, integrated solutions and provide more ways for employees to work better together from any device, anywhere.

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Topics: News & Press

6 Things Millennial Managers are Doing Right

Posted by Steven Green   December 14, 2015

Millennials entered the workforce in large numbers over the last decade, and brought with them an intense energy and positive attitude that reshaped the way companies operate on a day-to-day basis.

Now these Millennials are moving into positions of power, where their management style speaks to today’s workforce. Zenger/Folkman, a leadership development consultancy, recently conducted a  study  analyzing Millennials' management approach against the older generations'. The study isolated these six key factors in Millennial management success:

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Topics: Employee Recognition

3 Ways to Close the Knowing-Doing Gap for Employees

Posted by Steven Green   November 30, 2015

From day one on the job, most employees know what is expected of them. They’re told how to dress, what tasks they’re responsible for, and how they’re to answer the phone. They’re also most likely informed of the company’s culture and values.  

Defining the Knowing-Doing Gap

The first part is a piece of cake. Cut and dry. Employees will easily adhere to these guidelines. But the company culture and values aspect? This isn’t quite as simple to implement in the daily work environment. Sure, employees know what vision the company is shooting for, but they don’t often act on that knowledge. This is known as the knowing-doing gap.
 

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Topics: Employee Recognition

6 Ways Social Intranets Drive Employee Engagement

Posted by Elysha Ames   November 23, 2015

Corporate technology has transformed the business world, fueling efficient processes and new opportunities. Employees are expected to adapt to technological innovations by learning to use the latest devices and programs. For many workers, these tools help them to do their jobs better, providing convenient, flexible options that can increase job satisfaction and foster collaborative teamwork.

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Topics: Employee Engagement

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