Posted by Roy Saunderson on Thu, July 21, 2022

I have judged nominations submitted to Recognition Professionals International (RPI) to merit their Best Practices Awards for the last 15 years. You learn a great deal when you see what organizations are doing to comply with RPI’s seven best-practice standards.

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Posted by Roy Saunderson on Fri, April 29, 2022


Leaders guide the way in most organizations, and hitching your recognition initiatives to your leaders can be a powerful influencer.

However, it would be helpful if you provided a lot of education, communication and preparation for your leaders first. Did you know that 70% of managers have either received no people-management training or their training was capped at four hours?

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Posted by Tamika Figaro on Thu, December 2, 2021

There are several ways to determine a budget for incentive and recognition programs. As employers realize that one program does not fit all, many are moving toward the trend of budgeting per program. Different “sub-audiences” in the employee population need to be acknowledged and rewarded for different results with different rule structures.

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Fri, November 12, 2021

In today’s workforce, employees have greater autonomy and influence over business outcomes than ever before. The reason? Technology has changed the way we work. Interconnectedness means that organizations rely less on hierarchical structures in favor of greater collaboration. As a result, the behaviors of individuals and the ability to influence them becomes central to every organization’s success, including a dedicated strategy for encouraging and reinforcing those behaviors.

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