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Anatomy of an Employee Reward Program: Ingenuity Unlimited Funds, is Key to Recognition Success
EmployersWeb.com - April 2009

" Money never starts an idea; it's the idea that starts the money..." - Article written by Tom Miller, former RPI President

The Time for Employee Recognition and Rewards Programs is Now!
Recognition Council - www.recognitioncouncil.org April 2009
Thesis: Employee Recognition and Rewards programs can generate significant revenue and profits.

On the Loose: The Elitist Populist Spreads Destruction With Mock ...
FOXNews - USA
It is just like when Wells Fargo canceled its Las Vegas employee recognition event that was meant to reward many hard working employees for a job well done...

On Top of Real Recognition: Top 10 Actions for Your Recognition...
Feb 27, 2009 ... INCENTIVE online columnist Roy Saunderson, author of Giving the Real Recognition Way, is president of Recognition Management Institute ...

It's Time To Fight AIG Effect
Hotels Magazine - Oak Brook, Illinois, USA
Instead, AH&LA is taking a commendable proactive approach, suggesting travel guidelines on conferences, events and employee recognition programs for...

Ask the Experts: How to Justify Incentives During a Recession
February 18, 2009
Got recognition? RPI members Cheryl Miller of Wells Fargo, Michelle Smith of O.C. Tanner, Kevin Cronin of Perks.com and Peter Hart of Rideau answer your toughest recognition questions.

WorldatWork Recognized for Employment Practices; Receives ...
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
... its strategies for facilitating work-life balance and its efforts to promote employee recognition are several examples of the workplace practices that...

Incentive Presents: Ask the RPI Expert
February 17, 2009
Motivation and employee behavior issues keeping you up at night? Not sure which program to use, or what strategies to employ, especailly given the changing economy and workforce?

Why Vegas works
National Post, Canada - Feb 12, 2009
By Roy Saunderson Is it wrong to recognize your employees? That’s really what Wells Fargo & Co. CEO John Stumpf, was asking the public, and challenging his...

National Association of State Personnel Executives
State Employee Recognition Day was initiated in 2001 under the leadership ... Governor Jim Hodges in partnership with the National Governor's Association...

Triangle Travel Industry Responds to Treasury Department ...
dBusinessNews Triangle (press release) - Raleigh,NC,USA
“In today’s tough economy, businesses still have a need to meet for training, educational purposes, planning, employee recognition and so much more,” said...

The Four C's of Employee Engagement
By Lisa Massielo
Leaders can share recognition at staff meetings or directly with the employee. Recognition reinforces the employee's understanding that what they do matters. Recognition Professionals International's (RPI) research findings show that...

How to motivate older, younger workers
SmartBrief, DC - Jan 27, 2009
Roy Saunderson, author of "Giving the Real Recognition Way," offers 10 tips for motivating workers who are in a multigenerational team...

Don't Let Economy Woes Plague Holiday Spirits
RSS | SAVED ARTICLES | REPRINT. Ask Christi: Don't Let Economy Woes Plague Holiday Spirits December 15, 2008. Incentive problems on your mind? Incentive online columnist and recognition expert Christi L. Gibson has the answers ...

ManageSmarter.com - Sales Top Stories - http://www.managesmarter.com/msg/index.jsp

Publicity Examiner: Corporate PR disaster: AIG spa retreat
According to Christi L. Gibson, Executive Director of Recognition Professionals International, what AIG did on the retreat is not unusual (in normal times) ...

New certification program trains recognition professionals
By Lynn Gresham

CHRP, CCP, CEBS - these initials after your name tell the world that you possess special HR knowledge and skills recognized by peers and valued by employers. Recently, another certification was added to this list: Certified Recognition Professional or CRP.

Snapshots of staff diversity efforts at MIT
MIT News - MA,USA
The council, sponsored by Vice President for Human Resources Alison Alden, consists of 16 employees from various schools, departments, labs and centers...

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Extends Five-Star Treatment to its...
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale, WA, USA
As part of this recipe for customer service success, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, worked with strategic employee recognition...

Small Business Survival Guide: Surviving The Downturn
MarketWatch - USA
With Wall Street hitting record lows and one of the bleakest economic outlooks in decades, small business owners are preparing to weather hits from the...

Public Recognition for HSBC Cayman Staff
Cayman Net News - grand cayman,Cayman Islands
A new employee recognition award is in place at HSBC Cayman to reward the hard work, initiative and creativity of local staff. The HSBC Hexagon Award will...

The Value of Employee Motivation
By Abissath
As for the Ministry of Information and National Orientation’s Recognition of Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance, it is the prayer of all employees of the Ministry and the Department that the scheme will be maintained and...

Barriers to women’s leadership in business
By karimbeers
The ways of corporate socialisation, the internal language and vocabulary speak and act with, the working hours, the ways that managers get value recognition, the corporate role models to emulate – in general, “the ways in which we do...

FranklinCovey Acquires International Rights to Sell Employee ...
MarketWatch - USA
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct 27, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FranklinCovey today announced it has acquired the rights to sell employee recognition training based on...

Corporate PR disaster: AIG spa retreat
October 9, 2:36 PM
by Carrol Van Stone, Publicity Examiner
Business can’t go on as usual when something very unusual is going on. So, what in the world made AIG think they could continue as usual with a $400,000 corporate retreat after they suffered a huge financial crisis requiring a federal $86 billion bailout.



MetLife Auto and Home Rethinks Recognition - Cover Story
Incentive Magazine September 2008 Issue (Digital Magazine)

"Perkonomics" Why Perks and Privileges are the New Currency
Trendwatching.com (PDF Format)

Southwest Florida Business Briefs: September 29, 2008
Naples Daily News - Naples, FL, USA
Fuentes helps business owners navigate issues surrounding buy/sell agreements, business continuation and employee benefits programs...

How to ... Stay in business
Jamaica Gleaner - Kingston,Jamaica
A systematic policy of employee recognition boosts esprit de corps, especially as managers try to connect with workers, understanding what makes them tick...


HRO Performance Enhancer – Cover Story
HRO Today September 2008 Issue (PDF Format)

The Bakers Dozen

Five ways to build great corporate PR with employee recognition
Examiner.com - USA
During these uncertain times of economic crisis and market shake-up, the best message for media outreach is communicating the strength of your corporate...

Groden proposes job cuts
Port Huron Times Herald - Port Huron, MI, USA
... eliminating all equipment expenses, beside computers, and reducing the amount of money spent on things such as travel and employee-recognition programs...

‘Employees of Distinction’ revealed at Goodwill luncheon
Akron Leader Publications - Akron,OH,USA
The luncheon is Goodwill Industries of Akron’s (GIA) signature employee recognition event for Summit County. Nominations of stellar employees, submitted by...

Ask Christi: Motivating Through the Holidays
By Christi L. Gibson
Incentive problems on your mind? Incentive online columnist and recognition expert Christi L. Gibson has the answers.

Positive recognition key strategies to get the most from your...
By admin – August 17, 2008
In a short survey conducted by the National Association for Employee Recognition (NAER), the question was asked: To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: My direct supervisor or manager does a good job recognizing my...

Overcoming Recognition Resistance with Training
By Holly Dolezalek July 18, 2008
Employees need to hear they're doing a good job, but managers—and companies—often offer little acknowledgement. Recognition training can help strengthen the emotional connection.

ABC News July 14, 2008 - Companies embrace praise
Employee recognition – especially in a down economy – can be an effective and inexpensive morale-booster.
By Marily Gardner
The human desire for recognition starts early. Watch a third-grader beam at the gold star on a spelling paper, or a high-schooler triumphantly clutch a sports trophy.

Work can be fun at Google
Economic Times - Gurgaon, Haryana,India
At such meetings, employee recognition bubbles off into rewards as well. Googlers have a novel way to mark targets — Highway 1 paper bridge, ...

HireStrategy CEO Paul Villella Says Washington Area Workforce ...
MarketWatch - USA
Villella told the conference that most area employers try to provide good pay and benefits, flexible work schedules, employee recognition...

Keep them at the table: Effective retention strategies depend on the generation
EmployeeBenefit News - July 1, 2008
By Leah Carlson Shepherd

The secret to retention may rest in the age of your workforce. Industry experts agree that the top retention drivers vary by generation. The way to retain Gen Yers is through career development, but Gen Xers are hooked by flexible schedules and extra time off, according to Gregg Landers, director of consulting at CBIZ, a Cleveland-based provider of HR consulting, accounting and benefits administration services.

Rideau CEO Peter Hart makes it as an Entrepreneur Of The Year finalistMontreal, Quebec and New York, NY, July 7th, 2008 – Rideau CEO Peter Hart has been named as a finalist for the 15th Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Peter is one of three finalists in Quebec's Business-To-Business Products and Services category.

CDHC Solutions article: Go For the Gold
By Susie Lyons, member, executive board of directors, Recognition Professionals International
Organizations must address wellness and desiease management incentives in 2008 for a number of reasons. If self-insured, they can use incentives to control health care costs. The goal is to see fewer employee sick days and higher productivity.

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US Job Satisfaction Continues Upward Trend
FOXBusiness - USA
"Therefore, as organizations prepare for a changing workforce, it's critical that those professionals be aware of the issues that contribute to employee ..."

Happy Employees Boost Customer Satisfaction AND Bottom-Line
You could say Edward Kopko was ahead of his time. Five years ago, the CEO of technical services firm Butler International began a series of initiatives designed to enhance employee satisfaction. He believed (and still believes) that there is a high correlation between contented employees and satisfied customers-which in turn translates to shareholder value.

Michael C. Fina Executive Team Members Receive Certification from ...
Talent Management - Oakland,CA,USA
Recognition Professionals International developed the Certified Recognition Professional (CRP) program and curriculum to guide participants through this ...

Ask Christi: Employee Recognition Solutions
INCENTIVE online columnist Christi L. Gibson is the executive director of Recognition Professionals International, formerly known as National Association ...

PointBridge Named Best and Brightest Company to Work for in Chicago!
Earthtimes (press release) - London,UK
... by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). The award honors companies that consistently recognize employees as their strongest asset. ...

RPI Encourages Excellence
By Jennifer Juergens
Recognition attracts the world's top corporations at the 11th Annual Recognition Professionals International Conference.

Delta Air Lines Named Best In Class by ...
May 1, 2008 ... Diamond H Client Delta Air Lines Named Best In Class by Recognition Professionals International. Annual Chairman’s Club Program Cited ...

NYIRR Brands Show Launches Motivation Industry in a New Direction
Focus on Travel News - Istanbul,Turkey
... rewards and recognition industry, including the Incentive Marketing Association, Incentive Research Foundation, Recognition Professionals International ...

Ask Christi: Managing with Confidence
Incentive online columnist and recognition expert Christi L. Gibson has the .... INCENTIVE online columnist Christi L. Gibson, the Executive Director of ...

Globoforce CEO Eric Mosley Named a Finalist for the 2008 Ernst ...
PR-USA.net (press release) - Varna,Bulgaria
As co-founder and CEO of Globoforce, Mosley has been directing the path of Globoforce as the innovator in the strategic employee recognition ...

Incentive Interview: An Expert in Rewards & Recognition
May 05, 2008 Welcome new columnist Christi Gibson ... Here is a Q & A with Christi Gibson: Q. How did you become involved in employee recognition? ...

Canadian workers punch in even when sick and exhausted
Canada NewsWire (press release) - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
The 57th annual National Mental Health Week is an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). For the third year in a row, ...

The Sacramento Bee's Capital Alert - Sacramento,CA,USA
State auditors demanded Wednesday that the Lottery pay back $46336 spent last November on an employee recognition event where over 300 workers, retirees and ...

3 Business Practices that Can 'Buy' Loyalty as Effectively as Pay
HR.BLR.com - USA
... practices that employees value most in a company are 1) open communication, 2) employee recognition and 3) involving personnel in decision-making. ...

Pat on back beats pay rise
NEWS.com.au - Australia
Mr Brown says research by Hewitt Associates also shows a direct correlation between levels of employee recognition and productivity. ...

Getting The Most From An Exit Interview
Forbes - NY,USA
... you might say, "The company could do a better job at coaching its employees and provide better avenues for employee recognition." Or you might say, ...

Dealing With Diversity
Tire Review - Akron,OH,USA
“This isn’t meant to be discriminatory regarding non-Hispanic employees. It’s just in recognition of the fact that Hispanic employees relate better to our ...

Union food staff voices concerns at worker forum
Daily Cardinal - Madison,WI,USA
“We need to figure out clever and creative ways to get [employee] recognition and the other things back up.” Peek said she was pleased with the outcome of ...

US companies using innovative methods to retain employees
Economic Times - Gurgaon,Haryana,India
In the survey conducted by Vantage Research, CEOs opined that open communications, employee recognition and involvement of personnel in decision making are ...

Exit right
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
... or recognition, you might say, "The company could do a better job at coaching its employees and provide better avenues for employee recognition. ...

National CEO Survey: Top Executives Using Non-monetary Motivators ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
Open communication, employee recognition and involving personnel in decision-making are what people value most in a company. That's why many CEOs will be ...

Michael C. Fina Announces New Workplace Safety Recognition Program
Talent Management - Oakland,CA,USA
Michael C. Fina, a provider of employee recognition solutions, announced a new and robust employee safety recognition program focused on promoting workplace ...

Boss sets the tone for employees' morale
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
Other examples of the bank's relationship with its employees is that Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh recently held an employee recognition dinner and ...

North County Exchange
North County Times - Escondido,CA,USA
The magazine recognizes companies that are succeeding in their retention and recruitment needs by creating an environment that appeals to its employees' ...

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