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5 Remote Working Tools You May Not Have Thought Of Yet!

March 19, 2020 / by Lydia Stevens posted in Future of Work, Employee Recognition, Remote Working, Employee Engagement Software

Remote working comes with its benefits, and it also comes with a host of challenges. Depending on factors such as childcare, office space, and other logistical considerations, remote working can become a lot more complicated than it might initially sound in fun articles on future generations.

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Why Use Microsoft Teams? 4 Reasons to Start Today

February 28, 2020 / by Lydia Stevens posted in Future of Work, Teamwork, Workplace, Employee Recognition Software

With Microsoft Team's rapid growth since its release, there are surely some good reasons why so many companies are making the jump to MSTeams.

If your team or company is considering implementing Microsoft Teams as its primary workplace communication tool, check out our list of the top four reasons why your team should start using Microsoft Teams.

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How To Use A Microsoft Teams App for Employee Recognition

February 14, 2020 / by Lydia Stevens posted in Future of Work, Teamwork, Workplace Relationships, Employee Recognition Software

Microsoft Teams has been making a big splash in the world of workplace communication tools. More than doubling their user base in the past year, they now have even more active users than their top competitor, Slack.

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Becoming a Certified B Corporation: Preciate

February 3, 2020 / by Preciate posted in Future of Work, Employee Health, Workplace Relationships, Employee Recognition Software

We have a very exciting announcement! In November of 2019, Preciate was approved as a Certified B Corporation for the first time. After becoming a public benefit corporation in July of 2019, this was the clear next step to further our commitment to do the best we can for the world. Preciate is proud to now be a part of the community of businesses who believe in the power of purpose.

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Public Praise vs. Private Pay

June 4, 2019 / by Lydia Stevens posted in Recognition, Employee Happiness, Future of Work, Employee Recognition, Employee Health

In the American workplace, there’s a traditional idea that the best way to praise an employee is strictly through financial rewards - employees receive a regular paycheck, what more could they need? It can even go so far as to say employees who receive recognition in the form of written or oral praise will get “soft” overtime. 

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Why Office Perks Aren’t the Solution for Disengaged Employees

May 28, 2019 / by Lydia Stevens posted in Recognition, Employee Happiness, Future of Work, Employee Recognition, Employee Health

For young people searching for jobs today, it’s almost impossible to avoid companies trying to lure them in with office perks like game rooms, massage chairs, and yoga classes. And all these things sound fantastic, especially when you’re fresh out of college dorms, where forty people are sharing three showers and you can hear your next-door neighbor snoring through the wall.

Silicon Valley is particularly notorious for providing employees with a swath of benefits and perks from free meals and snacks every day to in-house barber shops and dental offices. Companies like Facebook and Google draw in thousands of new employees, largely by offering an array of perks that appeal to the generations who have come to expect convenience and comfort.

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Instant Gratification and Reward Systems

May 23, 2019 / by Lydia Stevens posted in Recognition, Employee Happiness, Future of Work, Employee Recognition, Employee Health

Younger generations tend to receive a fair amount of criticism for their obsessions with instant-gratification-based systems like social media and video games. There’s this idea that somehow, older generations were wired to be more patient while technology has fundamentally corrupted the young mind beyond repair. 

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Happiness at Work: How to Improve Employee Morale and Job Satisfaction

May 14, 2019 / by Lydia Stevens posted in Recognition, Employee Happiness, Future of Work, Employee Recognition

You’ve most likely heard the commonly-held belief that work life and personal life should be distinct and separate. Why should it matter if you enjoy being at work and interacting with your coworkers as long as you can go home and relax at the end of the day? Well, since happiness has become an increasingly popular area of scientific inquiry, more and more research has been produced demonstrating just how important basic happiness can be in many areas of our lives, including at work. 

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Why Non Cash Incentives for Employees are Best for Engagement

May 13, 2019 / by Lydia Stevens posted in Future of Work, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Motivation

Intuitively, one might assume that monetary incentives are the most effective reward system. People like money, so monetary rewards should increase effort and maximize productivity. Despite this common assumption, research shows that higher rewards don't always lead to more effort and employee engagement. Paradoxically, some studies have found the opposite can happen, a phenomenon known as "incentive reversal."

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Creating a Positive Emotional Workplace Culture

April 25, 2019 / by Lydia Stevens posted in Recognition, Employee Happiness, Future of Work, Employee Engagement

We’ve all had the life experience where a group activity is going smoothly and morale is high… up until that one person walks in with “negative energy.” It’s like the spell of positivity and efficiency is lifted, and negative emotions spread throughout the rest of the group. How by a single person or small group of people who project their emotions onto the rest of the team, whether it be consciously or subconsciously.

As highly emotional animals, humans pick up on other peoples’ signals like body language and energy levels, and often their own experience will change as a result. This type of mimicry is called emotional contagion, and it can apply to both positive emotions as well as negative ones. In both cases, emotional contagion has important implications when considering effective teamwork strategies and organizational culture in particular.

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