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September 10, 2018

Ask Levy: Measuring Impact

Dear Levy, We recently implemented an Employee Recognition Program in our workplace. How should I measure the impact of the program? Are their any tools or key metrics you would recommend that I use? --Measuring the Impact of Recognition  
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September 6, 2018

How to Highlight Hidden Talents in Your Workplace

You already know that it’s important to recognize your employees for the skills they bring to their job tasks, but did you know that you can also recognize them for the talents they have in things outside the office? Your employees are full of hidden talents. Maybe they like to bake, or sing karaoke on Saturday nights. Other employees may be [...]
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September 4, 2018

Ask Levy: No Appreciation

Dear Levy, I’m weighing out the pros and cons of an employee recognition program. Are there pros to not having a recognition program? What happens when an employee is never appreciated in his work environment? --Weighing the Pros of No Appreciation  
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August 30, 2018

How to Foster Collaboration in the Workplace

Building a work culture that is focused on communication, collaboration, and engagement takes time. Human resources directors are always strategizing their next move to increase employee engagement, but, it takes more than just buy-in from human resources departments to create and stick to an action plan. So, how does your organization [...]
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August 28, 2018

Ask Levy: Meaningful Initiatives

Dear Levy, I want to create an engaged workforce that finds meaning in the work they are doing. What is the single most meaningful initiative that can be taken in order to improve employee engagement? --Seeking Meaning  
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August 24, 2018

Ask Levy: I Want to Make the Office Fun

Dear Levy, I’ve been reading a lot about keeping employees engaged and happy. I want to start having more fun in the workplace. How do I create a fun office environment without losing productivity? --Just Wanna Have Fun  
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August 23, 2018

Why You Should Focus on Your B-Players

Employee recognition should be a staple in your workplace culture. Most companies implement some type of “employee of the month” award, or give incentives to employees who make the most sales in a quarter. Most employee recognition programs are designed to reward ‘Superstar’ employees who outperform others,  but what is that doing to motivate [...]
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August 17, 2018

Ask Levy: My Employee Doesn't Have Drive

Dear Levy, How would you deal with an employee who's doing just enough, if said employee doesn't seem to have the drive/interest to want to do more? --Motivation Needed  
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August 14, 2018

How Colleges and Universities can Benefit from a Recognition Program

It’s the moment everyone has been waiting for; everyone is gathered in the center of the playing field to witness a prize trophy being presented to the champions of their sport. Hoisted above the heads of America’s top collegiate athletes, a beautifully crafted trophy has a way of capturing everyone’s attention and lending its hand in the [...]
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August 3, 2018

How to Re-Engage Employees after Summer Vacation

Just like children fear the words, “back to school,” your employees feel a similar anxiety when returning to the workplace after a long vacation. This can happen any time of the year, but typically, this dreaded return to work happens in the summer months.
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