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Benefits of Employee Recognition
Appreciation

Importance & Benefits of Employee Recognition

Employee recognition boosts morale and motivation and it consistently ranks as a driver of employee engagement. Top Workplaces excel at appreciation and they incorporate it into their cultures. They know more is always better, and consistency is key. Here we discuss the importance and benefits of employee recognition programs. Read on to learn practical ideas, what to watch for, and how to get started.

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Employee Recognition Ideas
Appreciation

9 Employee Recognition Award Ideas

Meaningful appreciation differs from one individual to the next. The trick is to know what matters most to employees, understand how they want to be recognized, and be consistent with your efforts. Done right, you will build a culture of appreciation that makes people feel valued and connected. Here are nine employee recognition ideas and best practices from Top Workplaces.

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What is Employee Recognition
Appreciation

What is Employee Recognition?

Want to improve motivation, job satisfaction, morale, and employee retention? Research shows that giving and receiving appreciation helps employees feel good. They strive for better performance too. After all, “Thanks goes a long way.” One of the qualities of a great workplace, the nation’s Top Workplaces understand the value of employee recognition programs. They’re also intentional about building people-first cultures rich in appreciation.

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Highest Paying Finance Jobs
Job Seekers

Top Paying Finance Jobs in 2022

The finance industry attracts top talent with impressive compensation and benefits packages. Understanding the expected salary ranges and required industry skills is an essential first step in finding a job you love. You can also explore award-winning Top Workplaces in finance to identify companies with people-first cultures that align with your goals and values.

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Drivers of Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement

17 Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is the best way to limit unwanted turnover, boost productivity, and increase your referral rate. Wise company leaders know this and understand the value of investing in a people-first culture. And while many think you can increase employee engagement with fancy perks and benefits, the truth is, there are many different drivers of employee engagement.

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Signs of Engaged Employees
Employee Engagement

14 Signs & Behaviors of Engaged Employees

Top Workplaces are filled with engaged employees who bring their best to work each day. Employee engagement is the outcome of a healthy workplace culture, and it’s vital to employee retention, motivation, referrals, and more. But what employee engagement looks like isn’t always easy to spot. Let’s explore the most common behavior and signs of engaged employees.

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Employee Burnout
Employee Burnout

Ignore Employee Burnout at Your Peril

Burnout at work is a real problem, and it has intensified during the long stretch of the pandemic. In survey responses gathered by Energage from thousands of employees over recent months, 39 percent said they often felt overwhelmed at work. Even more worrisome, only 64 percent said they felt their company cared about burnout.

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Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work For
Workplace Culture

Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work For

The nonprofit industry offers a wide range of meaningful careers. Finding an organization that aligns with your interests and passions can be challenging, but starting with award-winning Top Workplaces is a great place to start. Here we highlight ten nonprofits that have earned recognition for a people-centered culture.

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B Corp

Earth Day 2022

Energage, the company behind Top Workplaces, was a founding member of the B Corp network. The B Corp community is focusing the 2022 Earth Day on climate justice, recognizing that people least responsible for climate change are more likely to suffer from it- now and in the future. Read the blog and download the infographic for ideas on how workplaces and employees can help the earth.

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Things to Consider When Looking for a Job
Job Seekers

13 Things to Consider When Looking for a Job

In today’s market, job seekers are in the driver’s seat, and what’s most important to them has shifted following the pandemic. Top talent does their homework before ever accepting an offer – or even deciding to apply. And that starts with a list of criteria companies need to meet. Here we explore 13 things job seekers consider when looking for new opportunities.

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Best Healthcare Companies to Work For
Workplace Culture

Best Healthcare Companies to Work For

The best healthcare companies know what matters most to their employees. As a result, these organizations experience high employee engagement, satisfaction, and happiness. Top Workplaces in the healthcare industry provide employees with a safe and rewarding culture that supports employee well-being. Here we highlight ten Top Workplaces that have earned an industry award.

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Top Finance Companies to Work for
Workplace Culture

Best Finance Companies to Work for in America

Top Workplaces celebrates companies achieving culture excellence. Here are ten firms that earned the Top Workplaces in Finance award who represent some of the best finance companies to work for in the U.S. Despite the challenging work environment, this award represents the hard work and dedication of companies that believe in the importance of people-first cultures.

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Best Tech Companies to Work for
Workplace Culture

Best Tech Companies to Work for in the US

Like most industries, tech companies have shifted their mindset to embrace diversity, workplace flexibility, and excellent benefits. Known for fierce competition, a fast pace, and steady growth, tech companies offer exciting career options. Here we highlight ten award-winning tech companies dedicated to prioritizing employee engagement and committed to building people-first cultures.

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Best Manufacturing Companies
Workplace Culture

Five Top Manufacturing & Production Companies to Work for in the USA

From risk management and contingency plans to workforce safety and attracting new talent, the pandemic caused many problems for the manufacturing industry. But some manufacturing firms have weathered the storm better than others. Here we highlight five award-winning Top Workplaces that have proven prioritizing a people-first culture has its benefits.

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Hybrid Work
Hybrid Work

Hybrid Work: If You’re Not Experimenting, You’re Failing

The world of work has changed, from where people work and the hours they work to how they interact with coworkers and balance life challenges. Today, companies need to be courageous enough to say that what worked in the past does not work anymore. To be successful, they need to think creatively and ask their employees what would make your hybrid experience great.

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Signs of a Bad Company
Workplace Culture

Signs of a Bad Company to Work For

A bad company culture breeds a toxic environment that leaves employees feeling drained, unmotivated, and unfulfilled. But sometimes, these factors are not immediately visible because they occur beneath the surface. To find a job you love, look for the qualities of a great workplace. This red flag list will help you avoid falling into a bad work situation.

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2021 Culture Insights
Workplace Culture

Employees Did Plenty of Soul-Searching in 2021

The COVID pandemic prompted people to give more of themselves to their work in the spring of 2020, but 2021 was the year workers decided to focus more on what they wanted or needed for themselves. That’s evident in the employee engagement survey responses analyzed by Energage. Here’s what data collected from more than 2 million workers revealed.

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How to Measure Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement

Measuring Employee Engagement

Employees who feel valued because they are heard and appreciated by their employer bring their best to work each day. Supportive and enriching work environments lead to employee engagement, which leads to higher performance. The first step of a successful strategy is to measure engagement. Here’s how to do that quickly and accurately so you can focus on improvement.

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Companies That Understand Employee Recognition
Appreciation

Companies That Understand Employee Recognition

Companies with the best employee recognition programs go beyond tangible benefits to make employees feel appreciated, valued, and motivated. They’re also more likely to stay with your company, significantly impacting employee retention. Here, we feature five award-winning Top Workplaces that rank highly for employee recognition and highlight employee rewards and recognition program examples.

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2022 Employee Appreciation Day
Appreciation

What Does Appreciation at Work Really Mean?

Employee Appreciation Day is Friday, March 4. It celebrates the feel-good connection between workers and the workplace. Yet, workplace appreciation shouldn’t be a single date on a calendar. Award-winning workplaces practice it year-round. And while there isn’t a single best way to show appreciation, we see common themes in the feedback we’ve studied from dozens of highly-rated workplaces.

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