Incentra Insights

Employee Recognition in Healthcare: It's Time for Visionary Leaders

Posted by Vicki Hiney on Jul 1, 2020 12:21:00 PM

We have all seen the extraordinary courage and dedication of our nation’s healthcare workers. They face extremely challenging conditions every day, and somehow keep on going despite overwhelming physical and emotional challenges. They are exhausted and under-resourced and putting their lives on the line as never before. In our May 13 blog post we discussed how company leaders can step up and provide healthcare workers the support they so desperately need.

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition

Recognizing Our Healthcare Heroes

Posted by David Chittock on May 13, 2020 2:30:00 PM

Caring for Our Caregivers during Covid-19

We all are witnessing the extraordinary courage and dedication of our nation’s healthcare workers.  They face unimaginable and horrific conditions every day and somehow keep on going despite overwhelming physical and emotional challenges.  They are exhausted and under-resourced and putting their lives on the line as never before. How can we as leaders really step up at this unprecedented time to truly provide them the support they so desperately need?

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition

Employee Recognition and the Coronavirus

Posted by David Chittock on Apr 1, 2020 2:54:00 PM

Strange New World

For many of us, the workplace we know has all but disappeared. Most US businesses have found they have to shutter their doors and allow their employees to work remotely from home. The good news is that technology can ultimately make this possible. The bad news is that most companies have not had to face having all their workers work from home at the same time. So how do we cope with these challenges and somehow keep our workforce motivated and productive?

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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

Employee Recognition - A Time to Renew

Posted by David Chittock on Jan 15, 2020 1:45:00 PM

A New Year – A Fresh Star

2020 has arrived and as always a new year brings us tough challenges and exciting opportunities. So what do we need to focus on this year in our employee recognition programs? What are the difficult issues and potential breakthroughs we will have to face? Do we know what they are and are we ready to take them on?

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Categories: Employee Recognition

There Is Still Power in Service Award Recognition

Posted by David Chittock on Nov 7, 2019 10:07:00 AM

Are service awards still necessary? Yes, but the key is to celebrate performance the modern way. 

Length of service awards are still the most popular component of an employee recognition program in the United States.  However, many companies don’t start recognizing employees until they hit their 5 year anniversary, and that is too long to wait to recognize. Especially since the median employee tenure is only 4.2 years (Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2018). 

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Categories: Employee Recognition, Service Awards

Top Performing Manufacturing Companies & Employee Recognition Programs

Posted by David Chittock on Oct 23, 2019 11:07:00 AM

Are You a Top Performer?

In August, the Incentive Research Foundation, IRF, conducted a study of how top performing manufacturing companies differentiated themselves as to how they view and manage their non-cash employee recognition programs. As of 2016, 84% of U.S. businesses utilize non-cash incentives and rewards as a method of retaining and engaging their employees.  

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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