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    Retaining Employees

    Posted by brian on 01.11.2022

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    Employee Retention

    The pandemic has given people the opportunity to really think about their jobs and what is most important to them, contributing to the current “great resignation”. Retaining employees is now at the top of the list of concerns for many business owners and managers. How are the most successful companies retaining employees?

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    Topics: Employee Motivation, Employee Retention, Employee Wellness Program, improve employee engagement, Engaging Employees

    Combatting the “Great Resignation”

    Posted by brian on 12.15.2021

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    The Great Resignation

    If you haven’t experienced it in your own company, perhaps you’ve heard news reports about the Great Resignation. Employees are leaving their jobs in droves; some for competitive companies and some for entirely new industries. How can we keep our top talent?

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    Topics: Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, Recognition Programs, the great resignation, employee culture

    Re-thinking Performance Reviews

    Posted by brian on 12.07.2021


    It’s that time of year: the dreaded yearly performance review. When managers struggle to think of things to talk about with the team members that report to them…and team members need to come up with things to justify a bonus or pay increase. There is a better way!

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    Topics: Engagement, employee engagement, improve employee engagement, Employee Performance Review

    The importance of “Stay Conversations”- Employee Retention

    Posted by Tara Smith on 11.12.2021

    Employee Retention

    Losing your best employees?

    If you learned your best employees had one foot out the door, what would you do? Would you try to save them or assume it was simply too late? The reality – once you learn of an employee’s dissatisfaction, it’s already too late. Something is missing. Even the highly motivated, most positive, and largest contributors, will suffer in silence and look elsewhere for career satisfaction.

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    Topics: Employee Retention, improve employee engagement, retention

    You Are Running Out of Time to Promote Employee Engagement!

    Posted by brian on 08.17.2021


    If you’ve waited this long to create a “Total Rewards” program that recognizes and rewards your employees in order to keep them more engaged at work, it’s ALMOST too late!

    The effects of the pandemic have come at employers in waves, and some of the largest and most disruptive waves are still on their way. As Gallup points out in this article, employees these days have more options than ever and one of those options for many is simply to retire.

    Look around your organization and you’re likely to see the early effects of retirements (and turnover as a whole) and ask yourself, “How much does it cost the company every time we lose a valuable seasoned employee?”

    If you have never put a properly structured employee recognition/rewards program in place, you’ve lost the opportunity to blunt this first wave, but if you put one in place now you can at least stem the losses going forward and set your company on the right path for the future.

    The 'Great Resignation' Is Really the 'Great Discontent'

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    Topics: Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, rewarding employees, reward and recognize employees

    Does Diversity & Inclusion Improve Employee Engagement?

    Posted by brian on 07.14.2021

    Diversity and Inclusion improving employee engagement

    Employee engagement is defined as the extent to which employees feel positive about their jobs, are committed to the organization and put extra effort into their work. Because organizations with high levels of engaged employees enjoy a host of benefits, company leaders are seeking any initiatives that improve engagement. A focus on diversity and inclusion can do just that.

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    Topics: improve employee engagement, Engaging Employees, Diversity, workplace diversity, inclusion, workplace inclusion

    Independent Contractors need Recognition too!

    Posted by brian on 06.04.2021

    Recognizing Independent Contractors

    Earlier this year, legislation was introduced in Congress that would have effectively banned independent contractor classifications under federal labor law. Those in the incentives, rewards & recognition marketplaces would have been adversely affected.

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    Topics: Employee Programs, Employee Recognition, Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, loyalty program, Motivate Employees

    The Impact of Employee Engagement on Wellness & Safety

    Posted by brian on 05.07.2021

    Impact of employee engagement on wellness and safety

    Our CEO, Brian Galonek, gave the Keynote Address to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) virtual conference, outlining the strategic path to employee engagement, and how increased engagement impacts safety and wellness.

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    Topics: Employee Safety Program, Employee Wellness, improve employee engagement, Safety Programs, wellness program, Workplace Safety

    The Difference between Corporate Gifting and Employee Incentives

    Posted by brian 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

    The Strategic Path to Employee Engagement

    Posted by brian on 04.07.2021


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    Topics: Employee Recognition Programs, Disengaged Employees, Employee Appreciation, improve employee engagement, Motivating Employees, rewarding employees

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