BlogTags - Digital Employee Recognition

28 October, 2022

Humanizing Work Culture: How Core Values Shape the Workplace

Most organizations have a set of ‘core values’ defined as a part of their corporate identity, intended to serve as a masthead to guide employees’ actions and org-level decisions. But how often are they really integrated into the organizational culture and more importantly, are individual employee values in resonance with these larger org values? This blog talks about the criticality of integrating core values into work life and advocates a strong feedback and R&R framework to align individual behaviors to organizational interests. Why have Core Values in the first place? Peyush Bansal, the CEO and CPO of the Indian startup…

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11 November, 2021

How to create a digital nominations module in your R&R platform

Lights, camera, accolades! Company awards are a highlight of any corporate R&R program. The impressive glamour of an award ceremony, however, involves weeks of sweat and tears of the HR team! Manual distribution of forms, approval reminders, awards procurement and distribution are a tedious affair. Moreover, offline award nominations also have limited visibility to employees. Translating these processes into a robust digitized framework can help a firm mitigate these challenges. This blog is the final in the series of- ‘How to build an R&R program’ and will help you digitize your offline nominations processes for a smoother execution. Before we…

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12 October, 2021

Combatting Cognitive Human Biases with a Digital Engagement Platform

Behavioral science has revealed that the human mind is wired to take shortcuts to make quick analyses, conclusions, or decisions about people. This often results in what is called ‘cognitive bias’. While these mental shortcuts or ‘heuristics’ save us a lot of effort in everyday decision-making, they can often trip us up, especially in a work environment. This can result in a compromised workplace culture and inefficient people management. This blog will discuss the various types of biases and how an effective employee engagement platform can be leveraged to keep them at bay. Recency Bias: Challenge- Simply put, this bias…

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28 September, 2021

How Positive Reinforcement leads to better collaboration in the workplace

Positive reinforcement, that is, offering a reward to encourage the repetition of a desired behavior, is now a popular practice in management. However, most organizations use it specifically in the context of monetary employee rewards for individual performance, overlooking the various ways in which it can be used to improve workplace culture and team connection. In this blog, we’ll explore how to use positive reinforcement for increased collaboration. Collaboration encourages united vision. When members of a team know that they are working towards a common goal, it becomes easier for them to view teammates’ wins as their own. It also…

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5 August, 2021

Engaging Off-roll Workers Effectively Through R&R programs

Off-roll employees form a major part of today’s workforce, be it offshore engineering teams, factory workers, agents, secondary sales channel partners or dealers and distributors. However, in recent years, it has become crucial to engage this cohort of employees owing to high attrition rates and the often challenging nature of work. In particular, industries like manufacturing, construction, automotive, logistics and pharmaceuticals are labor intensive and need their contractual workers to do the same type of monotonous labor day in and day out. While wages are an important factor for their job satisfaction, there are multiple other reasons they remain loyal…

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15 July, 2021

Integrations for an Inclusive R&R Software

Ease-of-use is an important parameter for any modern digital R&R platform. Often, organizations fail to get a higher platform adoption score, purely because employees find it challenging to log into too many applications. Frontline workers and contractual/gig workers across industries are often deprived of the benefits of employee rewards and various digital engagement activities because of their lack of access to mature devices. The other issue being witnessed is a platform’s limitation to function as a standalone solution, rather than being present where employees spend most of their productive time. The only solution for this is to adopt a flexible…

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23 August, 2019

Why Digital Employee Recognition is critical for Quick Service Restaurants

Quick Service Restaurants or QSRs, plainly referred to as fast food chains, is a massive and competitive industry. Along with standardized product quality, it is the quick and friendly customer service they provide that attracts a heavy footfall to their stores. The employees in these restaurants work in a fast-paced, high stress environment where the company’s reputation and customer retention rate rests on their shoulders. They need to be alert, responsible and creative when it comes to customer service. QSR giants have understood this and have adopted Rewards and Recognition (R&R) practices for keeping their employees motivated; these can range…

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