Is Employee Connection Being Prioritized?

Research finds that employees who receive consistent connection and recognition are more engaged, motivated, and likely to remain with your organization.

Yet, in many organizations, employees find themselves falling under the radar – experiencing inconsistency in employee treatment or even feeling ignored. Because of these experiences, there could be a misconception that their managers are incapable, biased, or disinterested.

But why is this really happening?

The reality is that managers are busy and don’t prioritize the time needed to create a consistent employee connection and provide their teams with acknowledgement and validation through recognition. These are core leadership tasks that managers must be encouraged to schedule time for, while juggling many other high-level responsibilities.

Are recognition and communication being identified as manager priorities within your organization?

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Incentive Services University (ISU) is the educational arm of Incentive Services. ISU was established to provide organizations with information and support services on Employee Engagement, the psychology of Motivation, and the core elements of Performance Management.

The Importance of Employee Experience in Culture

Culture is the backbone of your organization; it is the character and personality behind the way things are done and affects each and every employee, every day. A positive culture supports your organization’s mission, vision, and values, and delivers a positive employee experience. Employees today are looking for meaning and fulfillment from their work. When steps are taken to deliver a positive experience, you drive employee performance, impact attitudes, improve satisfaction, and increase loyalty. What steps can you take to elevate your company culture and improve the employee experience?

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Incentive Services University (ISU) is the educational arm of Incentive Services. ISU was established to provide organizations with information and support services on Employee Engagement, the psychology of Motivation, and the core elements of Performance Management.

Giving thanks throughout your organization is not only noble—it is smart. Mindful business leaders who are wise and generous enough to make it a year-round practice are being rewarded with healthier and more robust organizations.

Yet for a variety of reasons, many of us are hesitant to show gratitude in our professional lives. This reluctance to give praise in the workplace stands in the face of a great deal of research on the benefits of positive feedback. We have to get over whatever is holding us back from giving thanks in the workplace and make year-round gratitude a central feature of our company culture.

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3 Reasons Employee Engagement is Declining & How Managers Can Improve It

Article from Forbes.com

Employee engagement is one of those management attributes that can be hard to define. Different companies characterize it differently, but there’s one thing they pretty much all agree on: They do want engaged employees. Why? Engaged employees are usually more committed, hardworking, and productive.

There are three measures in particular at the heart of substantive problems management often deals with – problems that if not resolved have far-reaching consequences on employee engagement, productivity and retention. The three measures are: Lack of Employee Recognition, Lack of Transparency, and Disconnection from Peers.

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Incentive Services University (ISU) is the educational arm of Incentive Services. ISU was established to provide organizations with information and support services on Employee Engagement, the psychology of Motivation, and the core elements of Performance Management.

The holidays are an important time to slow down and express gratitude for the people that make an impact on your life.

 

At work, at home, and everywhere we go – we have the opportunity to do or say something to make a difference in someone’s day.

 

Today, we would like to take the time to wish you happy holidays and a new year filled with hope, joy, and peace.

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Incentive Services Helping Hands Volunteer Event

Incentive Services employees spent the afternoon at Second Harvest Heartland packing a whopping total of 12,864 pounds of potatoes!

What a fantastic event – volunteering is not only important — but it’s fun too! Here are a few photos from the event…

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Second Harvest Heartland volunteer event
Second Harvest Heartland volunteer event

How Incentives Impact Emotions

When it comes to tapping into the emotions that make recognition/incentive programs work, businesses have noted that tangible, non-cash rewards do a better job of attracting and holding people’s interest, getting them excited about possibilities, and motivating them to act in a way that meets business objectives. The theory is that, while cash is nice, and usually needed, the participant feels more “rewarded” when they receive something they have long wanted or may not have acquired otherwise, and it creates a more meaningful, positive, memorable experience.

How are you getting your employees excited about possibilities and motivating them to act in a way that meets the organization’s business objectives? Contact us today so we can help you and your organization!

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Incentive Services University (ISU) is the educational arm of Incentive Services. ISU was established to provide organizations with information and support services on Employee Engagement, the psychology of Motivation, and the core elements of Performance Management.

Employees are being ignored – and it’s tanking their performance.

Employee productivity is an ongoing concern for organizations around the world. Managers, CEOs, and HR executives are constantly looking for ways and means of driving effective performance while improving levels of engagement. You can invest in all the expensive and complex schemes you like and update each and every workplace process, but before you get carried away, you should ask one simple question: how much attention are you really paying to your employees?

We spend a great deal of our time at work. It forms a great deal of our identity and, for most of us, we genuinely care about the work we do and how we do it. For reasons such as these, it’s difficult and demoralizing when we feel we’re being ignored at work. When our efforts aren’t being acknowledged or appreciated, it can be detrimental in terms of morale, which has a huge impact on a company’s bottom line.

Contact us today so we can help you keep the spirit of recognition alive!

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Incentive Services University (ISU) is the educational arm of Incentive Services. ISU was established to provide organizations with information and support services on Employee Engagement, the psychology of Motivation, and the core elements of Performance Management.

Employee engagement has long been a concern in the U.S. workforce, but — perhaps now more than ever — it represents a vital component of employee attraction and retention. For the modern workforce, an engaging work environment is a fundamental expectation, a baseline requirement. Many employees refuse to settle for an organization that does not strategically prioritize engagement.

Creating a culture of engagement requires more than completing an annual employee survey and then leaving managers on their own, hoping they will learn something from the survey results that will change the way they manage. It requires an organization to take a close look at how critical engagement elements align with their performance development and human capital strategies.

How are some highly-engaged organizations focusing on the development of individuals and teams through employee engagement? Contact us today to find out!

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Incentive Services University (ISU) is the educational arm of Incentive Services. ISU was established to provide organizations with information and support services on Employee Engagement, the psychology of Motivation, and the core elements of Performance Management.

Research has proven that employee engagement contributes to increased profitability, yet most organizations still have no formal engagement strategy in place and two-thirds of employees are disengaged. A Gallup study drew the connection between consistently low engagement and team performance and suggested that when an employee’s engagement needs are not met, there is a higher likelihood of turnover — which can cost an employer 1.5 times the employee’s original salary.

Having an engaged workforce is clearly good for business, but there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy to make it happen. So, gaining a better understanding of what your unique employees need is the surest path to success. Companies who have successfully put an engagement strategy into action can offer valuable tips – like ensuring that employees at all levels are recognized, and the importance of employee feedback on the success of your strategy.

Contact us today to have a conversation about how we can help your organization get employee engagement right!

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Incentive Services is a leading supplier of Incentive, Recognition, and Loyalty Marketing programs. We build custom programs to motivate and reward your employees, strengthen the dedication of your channel partners, and increase customer loyalty.