Incentra Insights

Today’s Technology Makes Workforce Recognition and Engagement Easy

Posted by Vicki Hiney on Sep 28, 2018 2:10:00 PM

Managing and monitoring a Workforce Recognition program is now easy, because a well-designed system essentially runs itself. Program stakeholders can instantly monitor program activity and results by clicking into an administrative portal that features a dashboard with real-time reporting and graphs that address all recognition activities.

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Topics: Rewards and Recognition Technology, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Rewards Technology

Employee Recognition and Closing the Digital Talent Gap

Posted by David Chittock on Mar 16, 2018 2:15:00 PM

Addressing the Issue

In a previous post, we took a hard look at how the digital talent gap is seriously impacting a company’s ability to stay competitive. We discovered that by 2020, millions of jobs will go unfilled because the right skills will be in short supply.  In this post, I want to explore what strategies business leaders can employ to address this talent imbalance and what real steps they can take to counteract this impending crisis.

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Topics: Rewards and Recognition Technology, Employee Recognition

Creating a Behavioral Recognition Program: Getting back to the basics

Posted by Vicki Hiney on Mar 9, 2018 11:23:51 AM

As a Human Resources professional, it can be a challenge to engage your workforce while also ensuring that employees are performing at the highest level possible. This is a common dilemma according to Gallup research that shows workers who are actively disengaged outnumber their engaged colleagues by an overwhelming factor of 2:1. How can a business operate effectively with so many disengaged employees? What components are essential for an effective behavioral recognition program to help keep employees engaged and high-performing?

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement

Employee Recognition - What’s Hot in 2018?

Posted by David Chittock on Jan 26, 2018 9:52:16 AM

What Do the Pros Say?

Every year Forbes comes out with the “Top Ten Trends for 2018”.  This year, Platinum, an accounting and payroll firm, released an article entitled, Hot Workplace Trends You Will See In 2018.”  I thought it would be fun to see what the experts are telling us to expect this year.  We already are braced for some seismic changes so what else is in store?

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement

Finding the Right Rewards and Recognition Provider

Posted by David Chittock on Oct 27, 2017 9:37:01 AM

What to Look For

You’ve done all your homework and now you’re ready to select the R&R partner that’s the best fit for your organization. So what features in an R&R vendor should you be looking for? In its 2017 report on R&R software, Gartner lays out several criteria to keep in mind when selecting an R&R technology platform. These considerations include both the type of R&R solution that is right for your group and the kind of provider capabilities you’ll need to achieve a successful R&R program.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Rewards and Recognition Provider, Rewards and Recognition Technology

Employee Recognition and Politics in the Workplace

Posted by David Chittock on Aug 7, 2017 10:28:22 AM

The Mingling of Politics and Work

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Topics: Employee Recognition, workplace politics

Employee Recognition - Why Non-Cash Rewards Rule

Posted by David Chittock on May 30, 2017 10:04:15 AM

The Cash/Non-Cash Debate

Over my years in the employee recognition business, I’ve seen a real evolution in the age-old discussion of cash vs non-cash rewards.  It appears at this juncture that the evidence shows that non-cash rewards have clearly come out on top.  According to the Incentive Federation, “…over the last 20 years there has been a dramatic jump in the number of U.S. businesses using non-cash rewards, rising from just 26% of all U.S. businesses in 1996 to 84% of all U.S. businesses in 2016.”  So what accounts for this significant shift in recognition practices?

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Topics: Employee Recognition

Employee Recognition and the Consumerization of HR

Posted by David Chittock on May 16, 2017 2:52:13 PM

Welcome to the Future!

Last year Forbes published an article entitled, The Consumerization of HR. Just for fun, I decided to look up the word, “consumerization.”  Here’s what I found:

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Topics: Employee Recognition

Employee Recognition in 2017 – Get Ready for a Wild Ride!

Posted by David Chittock on Feb 1, 2017 9:11:06 AM

Fasten Your Seatbelts HR!

Well it’s here.  A new year, a new administration, and a new generation entering the workforce. . . things are moving fast.  So what can we expect in 2017 and how prepared are we to meet what might be a great deal of change coming at us? Let’s take a look.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition, Talent Management

Employee Recognition and the Greening of the Workplace…Part Two

Posted by David Chittock on Jan 9, 2017 9:53:28 AM

A Wakeup Call for Employers?

In our last post, we discussed how current workplace trends are affecting workers’ on- the-job experience.  In this blog, we’re going to take a look at how these trends are defining how employers, and in particular HR leaders, will have to adjust to employee expectations and requirements in a changing workplace environment.

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Topics: Employee Recognition