employee incentives
Workforce & Workplace
Boost Employee Recognition without Breaking the Bank
Mia Mends
Mia Mends
CEO,
Benefits & Rewards Services
Sodexo USA

RecognitionAccording to a The Gallup Organization’s Twelve Elements of Great Managing, praise and recognition are essential building blocks of great workplaces but unfortunately these are the same elements that consistently receive the lowest ratings from employees. Therefore, I guess it is not surprising that Gallup also found only 13% of employees worldwide feel truly engaged at work. Getting the best performance out of your employees means keeping them engaged. The bottom line is that when employees feel truly valued and appreciated, they are more productive, serve your customers better and are more likely to stay with the company. I often work with companies that want to achieve a higher level of employee engagement but think the costs associated with implementing an employee recognition program will be prohibitive. I always tell them the same thing – Employee recognition is not a cost or expense; it is an investment in the growth and development of your business.

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Health & Wellbeing
Coffee – The Secret Ingredient for Increased Productivity?
Mark Bickford
Mark Bickford
President,
Corporate Services
Sodexo North America

According to Statistic Brain, coffee, fresh brewed and fragrant, is enjoyed by 100 million Americans every day—and 25% drink more than 13 cups each week. Our caffeinated nation’s productivity outpaces all other countries, and though this can’t be directly correlated to coffee consumption, it’s probably a contributing factor.  While I’m not a huge coffee drinker, I can tell you that a little surge of caffeine boosts my output and really keeps me alert, both physically and mentally.

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Workforce & Workplace
What Role does Reward and Recognition Play in Overall Employee Engagement?
Mia Mends
Mia Mends
CEO,
Benefits & Rewards Services
Sodexo USA

MilliennialsEmployee engagement is essential to the success of an organization. Studies by industry experts show that engaged employees work harder, are more motivated, provide better customer service and have lower turnover rates. The bottom line — engagement has a profound effect on an organization’s performance.

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