Employee Recognition Has Inefficiencies Too

Think of what a newborn needs. A newborn needs someone to feed it, change its diapers, and just plain old keep an eye on it. Newborns need food, diapers and hugs — all of it, and more. Scientific studies prove the hugs play a big part in their ability to thrive. And so it goes with adults in the workplace. They need more than pay. They need recognition, the metaphorical hugs for professional settings. There’s plenty of research to prove it. Go to your favorite search engine and poke around. Put differently, there are two hemispheres to human capital management. One is concrete, and the other is abstract. Just like a baby needs concrete things like food and diapers, an organization’s employees need their pay […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat​ with Jeff Cates of Achievers

Welcome to 3Sixty Insights’ latest #HRTechChat. Jeff Cates, CEO and president of Achievers, joined us last week for an illuminating conversation around the rationale behind recognizing employees and how to extract the most value from the activity. Following are some ideas we discussed: For any organization that wants to improve its workplace culture, employee recognition is a really good, intuitive place to start Organizational leadership’s attitude toward the workplace culture is critical to success The data show that employee recognition goes far, far beyond the idea of paying staff competitively (or more); day-to-day recognition has a far greater impact on changing behavior It is exceptionally difficult for employers to institutionalize day-to-day employee recognition in the absence of a platform for doing so—let alone next to […]

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