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Express Yourself with Custom Avatars

Express Yourself with Custom Avatars

| Tom Short

With so much of our lives spent on social media, everyone needs a great avatar or two. These sites can help you make a statement if you want to stand out from the crowd, have a bit of fun with something quirky, or just update your image for a special occasion. 

We loved Kudos® so much, we made it our career!

We loved Kudos® so much, we made it our career!

| OMB Dynamix

It’s not common to hear the words “staff retention” and  “no pay raise” in the same sentence.  And when you do, your instinctive response is… so what’s the trick?

Rethinking Employee Rewards

Rethinking Employee Rewards

| Dr. Paul Gadie

When considering rewards for employees, think beyond the obvious. There are a lot of small yet valuable rewards that can be offered to employees throughout the year. These can include products, services and experiences that are local, meaningful and valuable to your employees. These rewards can also reflect your values and build your culture. Many don’t even cost money. Here are just a few ideas:

Earth Day Initiatives

Earth Day Initiatives

| Ayleigh Henderson

This year, Earth Day falls on Saturday, April 22. Although you may not be in the office for Earth Day, that’s no reason not to celebrate! Below are a few ideas for ways you can commemorate Earth Day in the office, as well as conservation suggestions for a more efficient year.

Employee Appreciation Day - March 3, 2016

Employee Appreciation Day - March 3, 2016

| Ayleigh Henderson

As you might expect, Employee Appreciation Day is a big deal at Kudos. We love taking the day to really focus on our people. Below is a list of ideas for organizations of all sizes to do the same!

Building Employee Recognition in SMEs

Building Employee Recognition in SMEs

| Dr. Paul Gadie

Some say there are enough challenges facing SMEs without suggesting they also have to incorporate employee recognition. However, it is becoming clearer that recognising staff for the work they do helps to build a company’s culture. This is particularly true when a recognition programme encourages staff to repeat desired behaviours, which support company values and goals.

Treat Employees as Customers to Boost their Engagement

Treat Employees as Customers to Boost their Engagement

| Dr. Paul Gadie

Contemporary research continually places the importance of employee engagement front and centre. The latest Gallup poll suggests that only 30% of the workforce feel engaged … blah, blah, blah … I know … we have all heard the statistics about the lack of engagement. So how do you grasp the nettle of poor engagement? How do you encourage employees without alienating them? 

Clear Objectives Help Employee Recognition Programmes Succeed

Clear Objectives Help Employee Recognition Programmes Succeed

| Ann Lyons

Recognising employees for a job well-done has a positive impact on individuals. It also has the ability to change the culture of an entire organisation for the better. Many companies have employee recognition programmes in place. However, a lack of clear objectives for these programmes can lead to poor implementation and disappointing results.

Build Employee Engagement Organically

Build Employee Engagement Organically

| Muni Boga

Yesterday we had the pleasure of announcing our newest Advisory Board Member J.C. Herrera, SVP Human Resources at Lithium Technologies.  Last week I was speaking with J.C. about organizations and culture.  He had some great perspectives on how companies can build the culture they want, and it all begins with listening.   I'd like to take this opportunity to share some of J.C.'s thoughts:

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