Archive for February, 2019

Finding Meaning In Employee Recognition

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The goal of employee recognition is to reinforce positive behaviors, praise individual contributions, and create a more productive workplace. The regular use of employee recognition not only increases productivity but also trust, job satisfaction, and organizational loyalty. No matter how you approach employee recognition and rewards, it is essential to employee tenure and your organization’s success. A 2017 study of the American workforce found that only 1/3 of employees found meaning in their work, and of that third 93% reported regular recognition in their organization. The other 2/3 of American employees reported little to no recognition in their organization within…

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The Slow Death of the Five-Day Workweek

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Borne out of necessity, the five-day workweek was introduced in the early 20th century. In an age of new technology and increased awareness of workers’ rights, a limited workweek allowed employers to meet employee demands while ensuring organizational productivity. In 1926, Henry Ford adopted the five-day work-week for his company, creating a standard that the rest of the world would follow. Over the next decade the trend would spread across the United States and in 1938 this standard, along with the forty-hour work week, would become law. For employees, this allowed them control over the number of hours an employer…

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