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Peer-to-Peer Recognition Programs We Love 

Here is an interesting fact: 60% of companies fund at least four to six different types of recognition programs. While this is a promising statistic, I wonder how many of those programs are peer-to-peer recognition programs. Does it matter if you have a peer-to-peer recognition program? The short answer is yes.   Peer-to-peer recognition programs uncover wins that a manager might not...

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GDPR: What the What?

In recent months, you may have noticed that many of the websites you visit are asking you to acknowledge their updated privacy policies. You can thank GDPR for that. The GDPR — which stands for General Data Protection Regulation — calls for stronger data protection rights for people in the European Union and officially comes into effect on May 25....

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Time to Get Agile

I manage various creative projects for Brilliant Ink. I touch everything from benefit guides to Employee Value Propositions (EVPs) to intranet rollouts and everything in between. I bridge the gap between right and left brains, designers and lawyers, and content experts and tech gurus. One way that I like to bring different groups of people together coherently is by using Agile Methodologies. Although Agile...

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Company Culture: How To Tell If You Have It

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” How can an employer tell if their office has a healthy and happy company culture? We’ve got some ideas. People want to work there. You are constantly receiving LinkedIn messages and emails asking about open positions. Word travels fast. Your current employees are your best recruiters. Your employees are happy. Look around. Do people...

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Working With Strengths

“Employees who use their strengths on the job are more likely than others to be intrinsically motivated by their work -- simply because it feels less like work to them. At the workgroup level, team members who know each other's strengths relate more effectively to one another, boosting group cohesion.” Gallup’s latest State of the Global Workplace report dedicated an entire...

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Keep it Real — Yes, Even in a Job Description

Employee engagement is a key driver of overall company performance. However, most companies don't know how to translate the concept of employee engagement into concrete actions that lead to results. First impressions matter – we all know this. So, knock potential employees' socks off in the beginning, and they will be more likely to stay engaged. Engaged employees equals more...

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