White Papers

Enjoy our research on HR, recognition, and business trends

  • 5 Ways to Activate the Power of Teams

    5 Ways to Activate the Power of Teams

    Activating the power of teams in our organizations is a proven pathway to higher engagement, affinity, and success. This paper covers five ways human applications can help.

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  • 5 Ways Variable Pay Complements Your Total Rewards

    5 Ways Variable Pay Complements Your Total Rewards

    People are thinking differently about pay, specifically about how compensation and benefits can incorporate pay-for-performance into a robust and fair modern total rewards system.

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  • The Manager's Field Guide to Gratitude

    The Manager's Field Guide to Gratitude

    In this guide you’ll find some best practices along with new, creative ways of managing through recognition to motivate you and your team to do the best work of your lives.

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  • 4 Ways to Leverage Positive Psychology in Continuous Performance Management

    4 Ways to Leverage Positive Psychology in Continuous Performance Management

    Software and processes enhancements alone won't drive the culture change to continuous performance management. This paper shows how positive psychology can help.

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  • A Scientific Guide to Biases That Will Kill Culture

    A Scientific Guide to Biases That Will Kill Culture

    In this white paper, learn 50+ biases that could be impacting your recruitment, talent management, succession planning, and stifling innovation in your organization.

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  • 10 Ways a Workhuman Solution Provides You Peace of Mind

    10 Ways a Workhuman Solution Provides You Peace of Mind

    Are you in the process of choosing a new recognition vendor? Here are 10 security and safeguard questions your organization should consider first.

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  • 8 Smart Questions to Ask About Homegrown Recognition Programs

    8 Smart Questions to Ask About Homegrown Recognition Programs

    Homegrown programs rarely move the needle – regardless of the form they take. There’s often not much strategy behind them, which is a missed opportunity in terms of overall employee engagement.

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  • Getting Rid of Performance Ratings: CAE's Story

    Getting Rid of Performance Ratings: CAE's Story

    Read how one Workhuman customer approached their journey to a performance development process free of ratings - from ensuring fairness in compensation and rewards to becoming more agile.

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  • 5 Ways Social Recognition Helps Retain Top Salespeople

    5 Ways Social Recognition Helps Retain Top Salespeople

    Social Recognition inspires discretionary effort, models high performance, and supports connection. Learn the latest research on how to engage your top salespeople.

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  • Build and Maintain Top Manufacturing Talent

    Build and Maintain Top Manufacturing Talent

    From attracting the right talent to improving communication and safety, learn why social recognition is key to sustaining success in the manufacturing industry.

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  • Retain Your Retail Talent

    Retain Your Retail Talent

    Workforce churn is one of retail’s greatest personnel challenges. This paper walks through the value of social recognition in bringing more humanity to retail environments.

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  • The 4 Es of Employee Engagement

    The 4 Es of Employee Engagement

    In this white paper, learn the four essential components of engagement: enablement, energy, empowerment, and encouragement.

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  • 8 Ways to Change the Feedback Response

    8 Ways to Change the Feedback Response

    From asking questions to telling a story, we share eight ways you enable feedback to be a positive experience focused on learning and growth.

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  • Win the Talent War with Social Recognition for IT Workers

    Win the Talent War with Social Recognition for IT Workers

    The talent war is fierce and it’s not going away. If you want to slow the tide of people leaving for IT roles at other companies and in other industries, you need social recognition.

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  • 12-Step Guide to Transition to Continuous Performance Management

    12-Step Guide to Transition to Continuous Performance Management

    Tired of annual reviews and looking for best practices in your evolution to continuous feedback, check-ins, and goal setting? Use this guide as a starting point.

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  • 5 Key Shifts in the Human Workplace Evolution

    5 Key Shifts in the Human Workplace Evolution

    Use these key trends as guideposts for determining whether your performance management, D&I, and compensation strategies are supporting the basic human need for purpose, mastery, and empowerment.

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  • 10 Ways Social Recognition Can Strengthen Your Employer Brand

    10 Ways Social Recognition Can Strengthen Your Employer Brand

    Recognition and reward are powerful ways to keep your employees on board, engaged, and motivated. But did you know recognition is also a powerful way to attract and win new hires?

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  • Continuous Performance Management Blueprint

    Continuous Performance Management Blueprint

    Looking to transition from traditional to continuous performance management? Not sure where to start? Check out this step-by-step guide for effective feedback, check-ins, and goal setting.

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  • Empower Employees by Leveraging Social Recognition

    Empower Employees by Leveraging Social Recognition

    Learn more about the benefits of the Workhuman Cloud for improving retention, communication, security, and safety in the natural resources and energy marketplace.

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  • Drive Holistic Learning: Creating an Employee-Powered Development Loop

    Drive Holistic Learning: Creating an Employee-Powered Development Loop

    As organizations, we too often approach learning as a discrete point in time. The solution lies in a more holistic approach, driven by employees themselves.

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