Employee Engagement

Inculcating the core values in your workplace

Organizations that follow their core values and principles build a strong team foundation and an even stronger organizational culture. However, the moral value of an organization can be easily lost in the hustle of a busy workday.

Imbibe core values by converting them into a specific, behavioral example. In addition to this, create a model of values for the organization and rewarding behaviors that demonstrate each value. Thus, constantly reminding employees about the core values of the organization and how to work towards those principles. It helps employers to observe behaviors and manage the organization’s brand and standards.

Let’s discuss ways to imbibe the core values of an organization: Organizations easily lose the sight of their core values when their focus is more towards the current tasks. By building a model for their values they have a guideline for all aspects of business, right from the decisions they make to the talent they source to the way they interact with customers.

Organizations can achieve this by respecting the moral values of employees and keeping it at the forefront. In addition to featuring it on the organization’s website and in the employee handbook, they can also post them where employees often gather, at places such as conference rooms, canteen, etc. Along with this, the top management should also regularly communicate with the teams.

Firms can also build a workforce that diligently obeys the organization’s values, making it a part of the hiring process. The HR department can create a questionnaire based on organization’s values and use it as a key strategy in assessing the candidate as a potential fit.

Candidates are often predisposed of sharing the organization beliefs. By using the questionnaire during the interview process you can identify candidates with similar principles that are crucial in building a team and can successfully dwell into the organization’s ethics.

The best way to bring your organizational values to life is to use them in the right way. Don’t just let your core values sit on the wall as a brand, imbibe it into your daily life at work. Breathe, play and work by them daily.

Some other ways to actively imbibe organizational values is by aligning them with the organization’s culture activities, such as volunteering together in social events. You can show your employees how it’s done by using character of the organization to guide business decisions and empower employees to do the same.

Employers should promote organizational values by rewarding employees for displaying behaviors that are in line with the organization’s principles. Feature your employees in the “employee of the month,” category in the organization’s newsletter, blog, or website or just give them a simple pat on their back, just be sure that the behavior doesn’t go unnoticed. After all, there’s no better way to promote great behavior than to reward it.

Building a core value model and following it will help your organization establish and propagate core values that are more than an office space punchline. The values you inculcate now, in turn, will provide the groundwork for a strong organizational culture into the future.

Channel Partner Rewards and Recognition

Digital Implementation for the Channel Partner Program

Today we live in a world that has increasingly become tech-dependent and it is a constant challenge for marketers and channel partners to understand the ever-evolving customers, predict the consumer behavior and attempt to influence it. In this digital era, the technologies such as mobile, web, email, social media are evolving and with that are presenting new challenges and opportunities for business. The digital revolution is giving an opportunity for any business to develop effective engagement models that provide a modernize engagement with channel partners, agencies and customers. For any business to expand and provide a delightful experience to the end customer you need to vigilantly take care of your extended business arms.

Organizations face challenges when it comes to modernizing channel partner engagement. Using digital experience solutions can enable organizations to create marketing assets that can be used for multi-channel programs.

Each business industry has their own channel partner engagement model that is best suited for their business, thus the need for a digital platform can virtually connect and create a stronger rewarding portfolio between them.

Here, are some pointers that can help an organization build a robust digital platform for their channel partners:

A right solution allows you to access real-time financial data synchronized from time-sheets and a general ledger in a project dashboard to manage metrics. With the right integrated digital solution—which brings data together in one place—you can quickly assess which channel partners will be the right fit, while at the same time build loyalty and provide individualized motivation with healthy competition. Integrated management tools allow you to spot gaps in this data and act accordingly.

Bringing in the digital technology for channel partners you can swiftly access brand-approved, compliant marketing solutions to craft personalized marketing programs on the fly for uniform local needs.

Organizational Culture

How digital platforms are innovating the workforce engagement space

Technology has completely transformed the recognition space today and the traditional way of appreciation has taken a backseat. Organizations increasingly want to make agile, informed, and data-backed decisions when it comes to rewarding their workforce. To facilitate this change, digital recognition platforms have come up and these platforms have given an edge of objectivity to the whole R&R process. This, in turn, has helped businesses to grow and perform at an optimal level because engaged and happy employees go that extra mile to achieve their organizations’ business objectives.

How are organizations keeping employee motivated?

A recent study by a leading training institute stated that organizations with an engaged workforce outperform those without it by 202%. This reinforces the fact that recognition, when done right, can help organizations reap dividends in the form of employee loyalty.

So, when is the right time to reward good work? Instantly, says a recent leading nonprofit professional association report. The findings of this report state that when employers offer “spot awards” to their resources, employee engagement and motivation improve by 54% and 48%, respectively.

Benefits of digital platforms

The major benefits of using a digital platform for reward and recognition are:

  • Enhanced HR efficiency: HR has transformed into a portal with all functionalities to take on increasingly diverse business demands. Choosing the right recognition platform saves a lot of time for the HR, time that can be utilized on strategic business decision making.
  • Heightened objectivity: Have you heard a colleague saying that few individuals are always rewarded because of their equations with their managers? This is where digital recognition comes in. Digital recognition platforms help you measure employee performance using data, eliminating even the slightest possibility of favoritism. Moreover, gifting no longer remains an in-silo process, because the management gains complete visibility into reward distribution from bottom-up in the organizational hierarchy.
  • Easy tracking of recognition program: Harnessing the power of data, decision makers can easily track the success of the recognition program on various parameters, such as team bonding, reward frequency, and employee reactions.
  • Improved R&R: When recognition becomes memorable than momentary and monetary, employees feel that they have established lasting bonds with their employers. The use of technology for rewarding ensures that recognition is more impactful. For instance, when employees get to choose the time and type of their gifts, over the usual quarterly, half-yearly, or annual recognitions, the experience is more likely to touch a chord with the workforce. Also, Digital recognition platforms enable the HR to easily segment information gleaned from employee analytics and tailor its recognition programs around employee trends and preferences, driving productivity.
Digital is the future

In today’s competitive scenario, organizations can’t afford to have a disengaged workforce. Flexible and interactive R&R solutions are thus the need of the hour.