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    What’s Driving Organizational Trends in 2022? – Part 2

    Posted by Brian Galonek on 03.24.2022

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    Topics: Employee Reward and Recognition Programs, improve employee engagement, Recognize and Reward, employee morale, increase retention

    What’s Driving Organizational Trends in 2022? – Part 1

    Posted by Brian Galonek on 03.15.2022

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    Topics: Employee Reward and Recognition Programs, improve employee engagement, Recognize and Reward, employee morale, increase retention

    Avoiding Employee Burnout

    Posted by Brian Galonek on 08.25.2021

    Employee Burnout

    Olympic athletes that are citing burnout and mental health as the reason they’re dropping out of competitive events have been in the news. Athletes are not the only ones that experience burnout and mental health challenges; they exist in the workplace as well. Once an employee has lost motivation, it’s very hard to get it back. What are the signs of employee burnout and how can managers avoid burnout before it’s too late?

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    Topics: Employee Reward and Recognition Programs, Employee Wellness Program, Engaging Employees, Encourage Employees, Employee Burnout

    The Difference between Corporate Gifting and Employee Incentives

    Posted by Brian Galonek on 04.20.2021

    Corporate gifting vs. employee incentives

    Because we’re in the business of helping companies improve business, we are especially skilled in structuring effective employee programs that improve engagement, increase sales and achieve other metrics and improve business in general. (There are many reasons why improving employee engagement is beneficial.) This recent article suggests that some company leaders may be unclear about the difference between corporate gifting and properly structured employee incentive, recognition and reward programs.

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    Topics: Employee Reward and Recognition Programs, corporate gifts, corporate logo merchandise, Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement

    Measuring Success in Employee Incentive & Reward Programs

    Posted by Brian Galonek on 08.25.2020

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    Although employee incentive, reward and recognition programs are popular, many program coordinators skip the steps that would prove their effectiveness. Critics of these programs claim that they’re not measurable, they are nice to have but can’t document any financial benefit to the company. In fact, it is possible – and advisable – to measure employee programs. The latest Incentive Research Foundation study reports how many companies are measuring success.

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    Topics: Employee Reward and Recognition Programs, employee engagement, Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, Remote Employees, Remote Employees during Coronavirus

    Employee appreciation is a year-round strategy

    Posted by Brian Galonek on 04.02.2020

    Employee Appreciation

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    Topics: Employee Motivation, Employee Reward and Recognition Programs, employee rewards, Employee Appreciation, tangible rewards, Engaging Employees

    How Artificial Intelligence is Impacting Employee Engagement

    Posted by Brian Galonek on 02.11.2020

    AI

    Artificial intelligence (AI) has made many business processes and initiatives easier. From chatbots that improve customer service to programs that help to analyze data better and faster, artificial intelligence technology is changing our business landscape.

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    Topics: employee incentive programs, Employee Reward and Recognition Programs, Employee Reward Programs, Artificial Intelligence, employee engagement, improve employee engagement

    Research-based Employee Incentive, REward & Recognition programs

    Posted by Brian Galonek on 01.14.2020

    Research

    Companies with defined incentive, reward and recognition programs enjoy a higher market share, lower turnover rates, a more highly engaged workforce, higher productivity and a host of additional benefits, so it makes sense that an increasing number of companies are turning to these programs. But very few company leaders know which reward vehicles work best, understand the legal tax and regulatory issues involved, or employ staff with relevant experience to properly design programs. Yet, despite this, many still attempt to do so using in-house resources.

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    Topics: Employee Motivation, Employee Recognition, Employee Recognition Programs, Employee Reward and Recognition Programs, employee engagement, Employee Happiness, Employee Incentive Program, Reward Employees

    Employee Motivation Misunderstood

    Posted by Brian Galonek on 12.16.2019

    Employee Motivation Misunderstood

    An article entitled Five Secrets to Motivate and Retain Employees was recently published by ThriveGlobal. The author is a career coach…but notably, not an incentive professional or specialist in the reward and recognition field.

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    Topics: employee incentive programs, Employee Motivation, Employee Performance, Employee Reward and Recognition Programs, Employee Appreciation, Motivating Employees

    How Important is Choice in Employee Reward Programs?

    Posted by Brian Galonek on 11.27.2019

    Employee Reward Choices

    What is the perfect reward for employee recognition programs that target performance in areas like safety, wellness, customer service and training?  Let’s start by defining what we mean by “perfect.” The “perfect” award would be one that is both highly desired by the award recipient and one that will easily be remembered by that recipient for a long time to come.  Without that in mind, let’s first consider what award structures do not work (and yet are still commonly used):

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    Topics: Employee Reward and Recognition Programs, Employee Reward Programs, Employee Appreciation, employee engagement, Employee Incentive Program, Reward Employees

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