Why Companies Need to Track Fairness

Employees care about getting what they want. But they care just as much about how decisions are made. People want to feel that they are treated fairly, regardless of the outcome. Psychologists call this “procedural justice.”   Procedural justice increases the effectiveness of managers, promotes engagement and satisfaction, and reduces employee burnout. And this all adds up to greater success […]

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3 Types of Employee Recognition (with Very Different Results)

People want to be recognized for their work. It’s fairly obvious that employee recognition can contribute to motivation, productivity and engagement. But did you know that different forms of recognition can lead to very different results?   In this article, we break down employee recognition into 3 basic types, and the different effects each tends to have.     1. […]

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The Future in High-Performance HR

It’s important to think about the future. No, this isn’t an article about innovative hiring strategies or the best applicant tracking technologies. That article would have been called something like “The Future of High-Performance HR.”   This article is about thinking about the future—more specifically, how thinking about the future determines the success of HR systems.     The impact […]

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The Ben Franklin Effect: Giving to Get Business Results

Benjamin Franklin is a notable historical figure for many reasons. One reason is a brilliant observation: that you can get someone to like you, by getting them to do a favor for you. This is known as The Ben Franklin Effect.   His autobiography describes how he once used this knowledge to his advantage, turning a rival legislator into a […]

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