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The Tug-of-War Between Recognition and Engagement

Employee engagement principles provide the opportunity to turn recognition costs into investments by putting the focus on the end-result READ MORE »

The 12 Elements of Great Managing

12 Elements of worker engagement as defined by Gallup READ MORE »

Noncash Incentives Vital Components at Top Organizations

Cash is king when it comes to compensation, but it’s not the only game in town. READ MORE »

An Evening with the Legends

Above pictured is Nan Wooden and Coach K with the Legends of Basketball Award. Bob Saunders and Brian Sands, of Recognition Concepts, had the pleasure of attending the presentation of this award at th READ MORE »

Measuring the Impact of Recognition

As my management professor, Peter Drucker, used to say: "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it." Recognition is no exception. Justifying the time, effort, and expense of any recognition progr READ MORE »

The Capital: Annapolis reps help design Ravens Super Bowl ring

Brian Sands, left, and Bob Saunders of Annapolis joined forces with the Minnesota-based manufacturer Jostens to help design the 2012 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl ring, right. Saunders also helped desig READ MORE »

Best-In-Class Firms Use Noncash Rewards to Drive Performance

Article from ESM: Engagement Strategies Magazine (Vol17, Issue1) READ MORE »

Engagement at Work: Its Effect on Performance Continues in Tough Economic Times

Engagement at Work: Its Effect on Performance Continues in Tough Economic Times: Key Findings From Gallup's Q12 Meta-Analysis of 1.4 Million Employees READ MORE »

Non Cash vs. Cash Incentives

The following is a summary of a collection of articles pertaining to non-cash incentives vs. cash incentives. The excerpts below display the relevant points to this topic. Full versions of these artic READ MORE »

Strategic Recognition and Incentive Systems

Incentive and recognition programs are shifting and the pendulum is more of a strategic approach towards culture, behavior, and measurement with a focus on a return on investment. READ MORE »

Social Recognition

In the world of talent management, social networks have been used successfully in knowledge sharing, the identification of skills and construction of teams, in recruiting, onboarding and certainly l READ MORE »

Employee Engagement: What’s Your Engagement Ratio?

The world’s top-performing organizations understand that employee engagement is a force that drives business outcomes. READ MORE »

Your Onboarding Partner

Onboarding is not simply the latest business jargon for orientation — here is the bathroom, here is the break room, sign these forms — and it’s not a static activity done for a day or a week. READ MORE »

Employee Engagement and Earnings Per Share: A Longitudinal Study of Organizational Performance During the Recession

This study combined company-level employee engagement data with earnings per share (EPS) trend data to assess the longitudinal relationship between the two. READ MORE »


"This comprehensive recognition system has resulted in new programs and processes to drive the behaviors of our employees that lead to the achievement of both individual and organizational goals."

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A Program that Tells a Story

A Fortune 500 company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia is the leading distributor of medical and surgical supplies to the acute-care market and a leading provider of healthcare supply-chain management solutions. READ MORE »