Incentra Insights

How Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Change the Workplace?

Posted by Vicki Hiney on Apr 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM

It will likely change many things in the world as we knew it before the pandemic, including permanently altering the way people view remote work.

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Categories: Employee Engagement

5 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged and Manage Remote Workers

Posted by Vicki Hiney on Apr 8, 2020 12:39:00 PM

For people who don’t usually work from home, and even those that do, this is a unique and challenging time. Kids are at home doing online learning, and there is great concern about getting groceries and staying safe. Here are five ways that managers can help ease the transition to working from home while keeping employees engaged, productive and happy.

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Workplace Culture

Employee Recognition Program ROI

Posted by Vicki Hiney on Mar 4, 2020 11:40:00 AM

One of the most frequently asked questions that we get from clients and prospective clients is “what is the ROI of an employee recognition program?” Recognizing employees is much more than just a nice thing to do or an added perk – it is an essential business component.

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition

Healthcare Recognition And Talent Retention

Posted by David Chittock on Feb 12, 2020 2:15:00 PM

Combating Staff Turnover

It’s no secret that one of the biggest problems facing healthcare organizations across the care continuum is employee retention. Turnover in the healthcare industry is at an all-time high, which means that HR leaders are scrambling to improve retention and employee happiness at work as the demand for talent rises. 

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition

A Year in Review – Top Blog Posts for 2019

Posted by Vicki Hiney on Feb 4, 2020 1:30:00 PM

As January 2020 comes to a close, we want to share our top 5 blog posts (by number of page views) that were published in 2019. If you missed any of these posts, be sure to check them out. They include information on the latest news and trends in the industry as well as helpful information on employee recognition and channel incentives.

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition

The Rules of Employee Engagement

Posted by David Chittock on Jul 26, 2019 2:29:00 PM

The Example of a True Leader

When I learned of the passing of Ross Perot, The Texas entrepreneur, I was reminded of the stories I had heard about how he was able to create such an extraordinarily engaged workforce of employees around the world. I know several people who worked for his company, EDS, and they all agree.

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition

2019 Trends in AI and HR

Posted by David Chittock on May 17, 2019 11:06:00 AM

AI and the Employee Experience

In our last blog post, we discussed how Artificial Intelligence, AI, is rapidly becoming an indispensable tool in personalizing and enhancing the employee experience. We cited a Forbes article that recounted the number of ways AI redesigns the employee experience to create a happier and more productive workforce. In this post, I’d like to take a deeper dive into how HR can harness this phenomena and find the balance between the human and AI that will be so critical to an organization’s success.

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Categories: Employee Engagement

Employee Recognition and New Year Resolutions

Posted by David Chittock on Jan 18, 2019 10:02:47 AM

A Fresh Start

Well, it’s here again; the time we like to start with a clean slate and resolve to do better than last year. That includes recharging your employee recognition program and injecting a new level of excitement and enthusiasm into your workforce. This doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Some simple ideas can animate your employees and add some fun and enjoyment to your workplace.

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition, Workplace Culture

39 Steps to Employee Recognition

Posted by David Chittock on Nov 16, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Counting the Ways to Say Thank You

One of my favorite books is the British spy thriller, “The 39 Steps” by John Buchan.  When I came across an article entitled “39 Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas”, it caught my attention. It was written by SnackNation, a company that supplies healthy snacks to businesses as a benefit for their employees. As we’re drawing close to our season of thanks, I thought these employee appreciation examples might be worth exploring.

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition

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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Categories: Rewards Technology, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition