Employee burnout isn’t new. But in 2021, it’s escalated to a whole new level with triggers and stresses from a number of different angles. Teams are creatively pivoting from work to family, office to home; choosing deadlines over wellness to manage their lifestyles. Plus, there are additional complications. Things like financial challenges, loneliness, fellowship, and doing more with less complicate the matter, making it hard for companies to manage everyone’s needs. According to many, burnout is the opposite of engagement. This is NOT what we want. So what can you do to manage and improve employee burnout?

Check out three ideas to help your employees thrive and achieve better balance here!






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{Re}opening. {Re}connecting. {Re}turning to the Workplace.

It’s a hot topic among employees today; “when are we going back to the office?” Returning to the workplace for people who have been working remotely for the past year can be considered either exciting or scary (or inconsequential).

Incentive Services University is always looking for positive examples in the workplace, and in the past year, there were many positive ways companies improved their employees’ experiences. Better yet, these evolutions morphed into changes for the better within the workplace.

Learn more about how to how to help your employees have a smooth transition back to the office, and how to keep your engagement efforts working here!






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We often hear people discuss the challenges of planning their recognition strategy for well-rounded teams of different generations. But with challenge comes opportunity to better embrace the collective positive experiences of working alongside a team of people, no matter when they were born. It’s all about understanding motivators and what makes people tick. So, when you develop your recognition strategy, it’s a good idea to consider your audience, what is important to them, and how they like to be recognized.

Learn more about the diverse perspectives, motivations and needs of every employee within your organization here!






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There has never been a time in history when diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has been more important to company culture than now. The heightened focus, plus the desire of company leaders to directly address the impact on and for their teams, creates an opportunity to bring about change; and an opportunity to develop the strongest, best performing, and most engaged employees ever. This is a change for the better.

Learn more about why DEI matters to your culture and how to optimize the impact of DEI within your organization here!






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A hire-to-retire strategy in the context of recognition and rewards is the idea that celebrating employees isn’t just a singular event; it’s using your recognition strategy to formalize the connections you have with your employees throughout their entire journey with your company – from the time they are onboarded to the time they retire.

  1. Think C2: Consistent & Complementary
  2. Start early and recognize often
  3. Make it a big deal
  4. Make employees feel like they belong
  5. Personalize it

Learn more about how implementing a hire-to-retire recognition strategy can elevate your culture and benefit your organization here!






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The Role of Virtual Engagement in a Non-Virtual Culture.

Companies have become extremely creative at keeping their remote employees engaged by ramping up their virtual engagement strategies. However, many people are not “working from wherever.” They are still showing up to work in healthcare, retail, and other essential businesses. Is it possible to apply some of these virtual engagement strategies to your on-site team? Absolutely! Virtual engagement is still relevant and important to building a strong employee experience for those who are still going to work outside of their home.

Check out virtual engagement strategies and best practices being utilized by top organizations across the country here!



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Employee recognition has never been more important. A new study in late 2020 reported that less than a quarter of employees felt supported during the pandemic outbreak and nearly half surveyed didn’t feel recognized for their work. The report also noted that 35% of employees are looking for more appreciation. However, on a positive note, 47% of employees who HAD received peer-to-peer recognition in the previous week felt very engaged. One of the top drivers of employee engagement is recognition for good work. By integrating a recognition strategy you elevate your employees’ experience, improve job satisfaction and inspire success.

What can you do to appreciate your employees so that everyone
can keep up the good work? Learn more here!



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2020. It’s been a lot. But, despite all the negativity, there are many positive ways companies have improved their employees’ experience. And, it’s even more inspiring to know that they’re evolving their company culture for the long run. Successful leaders have found that engaging the family, understanding what employees really want/need and recognizing individuals with creativity and authenticity makes a big difference!

Check out a few of the impactful, creative, and smile worthy initiatives noteworthy organizations are utilizing here!

What will you do to improve your employee engagement in 2021?






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Creating a Culture of Resilience

Among the myriad challenges that HR has faced throughout 2020, employee burnout is a topic now dominating headlines. While the World Health Organization added employee burnout as an official mental health concern in 2019, this year has certainly exacerbated and brought awareness to this very real issue that organizations are facing. The lyrics of Neil Young may have popularized the sentiment in the music industry, but in the workplace, we want neither – it’s not better to burnout nor fade away.

As a leader, what can you do to tackle this complex issue and strive to create cultures of resilience? Learn more!



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Holiday Gratitude Inspires Success

The holidays are traditionally a time to reflect on the year that has been and look forward to the year ahead. While holiday cheer may be tough for some to muster after a year that has given us so many unprecedented challenges, it is still the perfect time to pause and share some genuine, positive moments. The holidays, especially this year, give us the opportunity to celebrate accomplishments, recognize individual and team success, offer special thanks, and inspire motivation for the new year.

While your team may be well into planning the virtual holiday party full of stress-relievers and online fun, what are you doing to incorporate a healthy dose of appreciation at the holidays and throughout 2021? Learn more!



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