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.
How important is the customer experience? It’s the culmination of every moment interacting with your company: from your marketing or website process to your sales reps or phone operators to the delivery experience and beyond. Every moment spent with that customer or end recipient reflects on you. How you manage the customer experience says everything about your brand. When the employee is the customer, are you intentionally consistent to your brand attributes?
Peer-to-peer recognition is the genuine expression of appreciation exchanged between co-workers. Social recognition is the process of providing employees with the tools to create public and meaningful relationships with each other
Can being charitable and “giving back” attract and retain employees and increase customer loyalty? Research suggests that it does. Charitable giving also plays a role in employee reward and recognition programs.
One of the biggest changes in the 21st century is the way in which companies are valued. In the past, company value was calculated based on hard assets such as land, buildings, equipment, products/inventory and factories, etc. Today, over 80% of a company’s value is tied to less tangible factors, such as brand value, customer data, relationships, leadership quality, algorithms and more. Harvard Business Review now believes that competitive advantage goes to companies that manage human capital effectively rather than companies that manage finances effectively.
The idea – and the complaint – that safety and health departments operate out of organizational “silos” has been around for decades. You can trace it back to the creation of OSHA in 1971. Safety and health then became a compliance policing function in many companies. And many employers were angered at OSHA’s sudden intrusion into their operations. As a result, management put safety and health departments and personnel in a silo separated from mainstream business activity. For some employers angered at OSHA, the further distance between safety and the rest of the operations, the better. And so, in a number of business-case scenarios, began safety’s segregation – a cause of frustration, resentment and insecurity for many safety and health professionals that persists to this day.