The Energy of WorkHuman

By Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – As we prepare for the WorkHuman event next week, I am looking forward to the shared inspiration that the movement has created.

As many of you know, next week is the main event of the WorkHuman movement, where we will bring together a full slate of amazing speakers, thought leaders, academic researchers, and industry influencers. I personally can’t wait for the rush of inspiration and energy that will come not only from the speakers themselves, but from everyone in attendance actively looking for ways to make work more human.

The conference is such a great opportunity for us to share our insights and experiences with one another, as we push towards unleashing the power of humanity at work from each of our own diverse backgrounds. There truly is something for everyone at WorkHuman (be sure to check out the full agenda of sessions, opportunities to network and learn, and of course, revitalize).

If you’re planning on attending the conference, be sure to stop by and say Hi. We’d love to meet you in person. Even if you can’t make it this year, you can still join the movement at, where a team will […]

Compensation Cafe: Have You Thought About Former Employees Recently?

By Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Social recognition can help ensure that “alumni” employees turn prior positive experiences into benefits for their former companies.

Today’s employees will rarely spend their entire careers at a single organization. Instead, they will have multiple employers and potentially even multiple careers. One of the chief benefits of this trend is the expansion of professional […]

3 Steps to Impactful Recognition

By Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Investments in employees need to account for value, visibility, and level of contribution to maximize their effectiveness. Social recognition is the ideal solution across all three.

One of the challenges that some clients bring to us involves getting the right mix of recognition and other investments in their total rewards portfolio. This is an […]

Having Fun at Work? Really.

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Companies that encourage fun at work, as well as in work, are well positioned to succeed.

Outside of our working lives, we are faced with balancing our chores and our hobbies: the routine things that need to get done, and the exciting things we look forward to and that help us grow or build […]

Compensation Cafe: Keeping Investments in People Top of Mind

By Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – The investments that companies make in employees can be difficult to keep top of mind. Recognition is one solution that communicates the value employees have on a frequent and timely basis.

The business world seems to moving faster than ever, challenging employees and leadership teams alike to keep up. These changes are affecting a […]

Recognition, from Culture to Practice!

By Traci Pesch

Recognize This! – A sustainable culture of recognition starts with “why” to inform positive spirals between culture and practices.

Why does employee recognition matter? What elements make social recognition a success? How do we even define “success?” What types of significant results are achievable through social recognition?

These are a few of the most common questions I […]

Top 3 Drivers of Employee Satisfaction (and Salary Isn’t One of Them)

by Traci Pesch

Recognize This! – Company culture, career opportunities and trust in senior leaders drive employee satisfaction far more than salary.

Have you ever gone down rabbit holes on the web, where you start reading one article, then click an embedded link that seems intriguing, and then do it again in the next article? The next thing you realize, […]

Make Work Human by Making it Personal

By Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Providing an individualized experience to employees, rather than one-size-fits-all, is a key to making work human and improving well-being.

One of the characteristics of modern organizations and the WorkHuman movement at large is making the workplace a more individualized experience as one part of a larger unified and human-centered culture.

This often stands in […]