5 Ways to Show Your Team Gratitude

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” — Zig Ziglar

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Topics: Culture, Employee Experience Platform, Employee Engagement, Seasonal, Retain Employees, Engage Employees

A Review for Your Employee Engagement Program

It’s common to “take stock” of our personal and professional goals. We may take the time to evaluate how we performed against our own goals or resolutions, year-end reports and performance reviews can evaluate how we performed against professional goals, and we can evaluate our programs, vendors, and customer/client experiences as a way to measure progress against organizational goals.

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

What to Look For in an Employee Engagement Platform

We’ve been discussing the content from our latest ebook — “Go From Data to Direction: Defining an Employee Engagement Platform for the Modern Workforce” — over the past week. So far, we’ve covered the three challenges facing employee engagement today. Today, we’ll discuss what features you should expect from your employee engagement solution. Let’s jump in!

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Topics: Employee Experience Platform, Employee Experience, Employee Engagement, Strategy, Data Science, Retain Employees, Optimization, Technology, Engage Employees

Engaged Customers Come From Engaged Employees

In the hospitality industry, employees make or break the guest experience. And while it may seem common sense, it needs to be said: Asking employees to treat guests better than they’re treated themselves isn’t a road to a quality customer experience.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Hospitality, Retain Employees, Retain Customers, Engage Customers, Engage Employees, Thought Leadership

10 ways to take care of your employee engagement and company culture

10 guaranteed, foolproof, effortless ways to take care of your employee engagement and company culture once and for all. Or not.

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

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

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