Culture Corner: Leah's Culture Story

Maritz Motivation was once again honored as the giant category winner of St. Louis Business Journal’s “Best Place to Work” Award. Today we are highlighting one of our employees, Leah Harwell, who helps make the culture so special.  

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Topics: Culture, Employee Engagement, Retain Employees, Engage Employees

Treat the cause of disengaged employees, not the symptom

In major league baseball, it’s not uncommon to see a team, saddled with a regretful contract, trade an established player for next to nothing, trying to get dead money off its books and onto someone else’s. Addition through subtraction, as it were. 

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Topics: Culture, Employee Engagement, Retain Employees, Engage Employees

It won't be because of me

The larger the team, the harder it is for an employee to be singled out for individual praise. And, not coincidentally, the easier it is for an employee to hide from being singled out for individual blame.

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Topics: Culture, Recognition, Employee Engagement, Retain Employees

Monetary Rewards Are Not Always That Rewarding

What’s better than free money? 

Actually, when it comes to reward and recognition programs, quite a few things may be. So says a new study by the Incentive Research Foundation, Award Program Value & Evidence.

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Topics: Recognition, Employee Engagement, Research, Rewards, Non Cash Rewards, Cash Rewards

Why employee community service programs? Why not?

Posted by Chris Dornfeld

It’s always good to do the right thing, for no other reason than that it’s the right thing. What’s even better is when there are multiple reasons for doing the right thing. 

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Topics: Culture, Recognition, Employee Engagement, Strategy, Engage Employees

IRF value study examines ROI for incentives programs

Have you ever been concerned that competitors have been diligently measuring the ROI on their employee reward and recognition programs, while your company hasn’t? 

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Sales Incentives, Channel Incentives, ROI

The little things you say and do

“If you want one thing too much, it’s likely to be a disappointment,” declares Augustus McRae in Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. “The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things, like soft beds, and buttermilk…a sip of whisky of an evening…”

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Topics: Culture, Recognition, Employee Experience, Employee Engagement, Retain Employees, Engage Employees

Overcomplicated mission statements miss the chance to make a statement

Given a choice between serving on the committee to write your company’s mission statement or a trip to the dentist, which would you choose?

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Topics: Culture, Employee Engagement, Retain Employees, Attract Employees

IRF: Transparent corporate culture now an imperative

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) released its annual trends report, and as is always the case with IRF offerings, it includes plenty of pertinent and interesting information. The 10 trends with implications for incentive travel and reward and recognition programs include: 

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Topics: Culture, Employee Engagement, Sales Incentives, Research, Behavioral Science, Artificial Intelligence, Rewards, Merchandise, Data Science

Is worker confidence on the rise?

Worker confidence increased a bit in the last quarter of 2017, according to a recent annual study by HRO Today magazine and Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The Worker Confidence Index (WCI) measures U.S. employment security from the perspective of the employees themselves, based on approximately 3,000 online interviews per quarter. 

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Research, Retain Employees, Attract Employees, Engage Employees