Tag Archives: Rewards and Incentives

10 tips to transform workplaces

More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of employees would consider leaving their organisation if they weren’t recognised for their contribution, and one in four are already actively seeking a new job or intend to in the next three months according to the more than 4000 people who responded to the recent RedBalloon for Corporate survey. Managers receiving the bulk of the criticism, with 44 per cent rated “very poor”, “poor” or just “satisfactory” at delivering praise; three quarters of employees…

How lucky we are

I was just taking a moment to reflect on how amazing my week was last week. I feel pretty lucky to be invited to Hamilton Island as a speaker. Literally a few hours from Sydney and I am on a tropical island – sipping a cocktail. I bumped into some friends whilst I was there and they mentioned that they fly to Hamilton Island every 3 weekends or so for a four day weekend. They said while it sounds ‘luxurious’…

Things I learned about Google today

People love-to-love Google – it is an aspirational employer, which is always topping the ‘best places to work’, lists here and in the US with its commitment to work spaces. Today at the Optus Business Technology Seminar however, I learned more about Google’s commitment to workplaces – work can and does happen everywhere and anywhere. Google itself does not have enough desks for the number of people who are employed by it. There is a fundamental shift on what work…

Pitch it

Finding the perfect match in the employment dating game is a challenge for both parties. It is made so much easier when you really get to know a candidate – when they take time to woo the potential employer. At RedBalloon we often receive amazing applications. From a balloon in a box, a rubber hand in a box with a note ‘I’d give my right hand to work at RedBalloon’ (a bit macabre), mock up of a CV in html…

3 ideas to reduce employee Christmas disconnect

I’m wishing I had a dollar for every time someone told me they had had a tough year this year.  ‘So glad to see the back on 2009’. People are saying that they have worked harder than they have in years yet ‘Christmas bonuses are long since a thing of the past, and salary reviews for next year are not yet certain’. So the question I have been putting to business owners and leaders is ‘how are you making your…

Let the numbers speak for themselves.

We’ve finished the report from our recent survey and we heard from 3,053 employees on how well their managers and companies perform when it comes to recognizing and rewarding them, and what the impacts are. We also uncover the secret to what employees really want. It might be worth downloading the full report Below are some of the key findings… But the biggest outcome I got from reading the results – is we are not finished yet. There is so…

Managers are driving employees away

I was just listening to an interview with  Aubrey Daniels who was commenting on Daniel Pinks TED presentation He says that human nature has not changed for 1000s of years. A few weeks ago we received the survey results back. More than 3000 people gave us feedback on the current state of Reward and Recognition in businesses in Australia and New Zealand. The basic premise – ‘Managers are driving employees away’. 70% of an employees engagement is determined by their…