Latest Blog Post

Awards + Nominations

3 common failings of formal awards programs

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.   

Is this familiar to you as well, where everyone dreads the process except maybe the award winner - assuming the process results in the most deserving candidate being selected?

Steven Green
By Steven Green
on September 20, 2017
   
3 common failings of formal awards programs

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...

Steven Green
By Steven Green
on September 20, 2017
The top 5 mistakes that could derail your social business strategy

Building a social business is an excellent step toward increasing employee engagement, which can ultimately boost your company's performance and profits. However, you have to do it...

David Bator
By David Bator
on August 23, 2017
4 ways recognition builds employee personal brands and business success

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...

Steven Green
By Steven Green
on August 16, 2017
6 steps for launching a social business

Every business is social in nature. Buying, selling, trading and negotiating are all social activities. Somewhere along the line as businesses grow, communications begin to break down,...

Justina Dukelow
By Justina Dukelow
on July 27, 2017
How do you recognize your talented employees?

Heroes, champions, role models. There are times when someone goes above and beyond the call of duty. Maybe she's the most reliable and consistent member of the team. Or perhaps he came...

David Bator
By David Bator
on July 20, 2017
3 ways crowdsourcing ideas can drive innovation in your organization

When leaders start feeling like the organization is stuck and needs to make progress in some areas, they too often feel like it’s time for some “fresh ideas”; David Burkus disagrees.

“In...

Justina Dukelow
By Justina Dukelow
on July 12, 2017
How Senior Leadership Can Improve Employee Communication

Too often, corporate managers adopt an outdated approach to employee communications. Instead of conducting thoughtful conversations, senior leadership at many organizations simply rely...

Justina Dukelow
By Justina Dukelow
on July 5, 2017
Five Reasons Non Monetary Recognition is Better than Cash

Monetary rewards are not the answer to recognizing and encouraging success, and can actually undermine motivation. Extensive research backs this up. According to a study by the London...

Steven Green
By Steven Green
on June 19, 2017
Written by