Recognize This! Expanding to Work Human – Join Us in Our New Home

By Derek Irvine

For the last 10 years, my colleagues and I have shared with you research, insights, and lessons we’ve learned here on the Recognize This! blog. Over the years, you’ve shared with us your stories and experiences on the power of thanks, helping us and the broader community learn and grow as we worked to share the ROI and human impact of social recognition. We’ve cherished this platform and this experience with you.

Now, as the community has embraced the WorkHuman movement, I’m excited to announce we’re retiring Recognize This! to join the multi-contributor blogging community at the Globoforce blog where we share insights on social recognition, employee performance, diversity and inclusion, and the many ways we all contribute to making work more human.

A few of my favorite recent posts on the Globoforce Blog include:

The Missing Piece to D&I
How to Protect Against All-Time High Turnover
Daring Leadership is Teachable, Observable, and Measurable (an introduction to WorkHuman 2019 keynote speaker Brené Brown)
WorkHuman Radio with Cy Wakeman: “Engagement is flawed because we count every boat the same.”
8 Key Steps to Building a Culture of Performance

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“I don’t see color.” (Maybe you should.)

By Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Inclusion welcomes all that makes another person fully themselves.

I am deeply proud of my company and our leaders for the stand we have taken for greater diversity, inclusion and belonging – both in our own organization and through the WorkHuman movement. This isn’t about political correctness. This is about creating safe workspaces for […]


A Little More Conversation, Please

By Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Building relationships through conversations, appreciation and feedback is fundamental to the human condition.

With apologies to Elvis, we need a little more conversation. Conversing together, sharing with each other, is a hallmark of what it means to be human. And yet, many of the interactions we have at work are action-oriented, outcome-driven, or meeting-based […]


This Thanksgiving, Who Can You Validate?

By Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Part of the human condition is needing validation from others. The good news is we are all capable of providing that validation to others through recognition and appreciation.

I’m coming off a whirlwind of events where I had the opportunity to share my passion for creating more human workplaces by helping millions of employees […]


2 Principles for Effective Performance Management

By Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – The next generation of performance management will be employee driven and focused on contributions. Social technologies are the tools that make it effective.

Across the landscape of companies redesigning performance reviews, there is a diverse range in the way those systems are designed and implemented. Yet regardless of the specific path chosen, the common […]


Recognize the Givers in Your Company

By Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Givers find energy when they give in self-protective and personally meaningful ways, and when they are recognized and reminded of how their contributions matter.

It’s not just about giving and taking anymore.

Recent research by Adam Grant and Reb Rebele shows that the type of giving matters – specifically whether you are a “selfless” […]