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Stats You Should Know About Employee Recognition

Stats You Should Know About Employee Recognition
Employee Recognition – Employees Want to be Appreciated Employee recognition is an increasingly important management requirement in the workplace, with a number of research studies showing the importance of staff engagement and appreciating employees for their daily positive contributions to the team.  “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup Appreciation and Recognition are the two major factors that bring about employee job satisfaction and happiness. According to the equity theory, based on the work of J. Stacy Adams, workers compare the reward potential to the effort they must expend. Equity exists when workers perceive that rewards equal efforts.  “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek  But employees just don’t look at their potential rewards, they look at the rewards of others as well. Inequities occur when people feel that their rewards are inferior to the rewards offered to other persons sharing the same workloads.   “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” –Anne M. Mulcahy Fine! Let’s see some amazing statistics that clearly shows “What are and what aren’t making employees happy?” Unhappy Employees’ Stats 88% of employees don’t have passion for their work. 75% of workers don’t quit their job, but quit their boss. 78% of people would work harder in their jobs if they were recognised. 60% of those who don’t feel they are appreciated are looking for a job. 65% of working Americans say they receive no praise or recognition on the job. Employee turnover was up by 46% in companies with ineffective employee recognition programs. Did you know the 1 reason most American employees quit their jobs is they don’t feel appreciated? Happy Employees’ Stats Organizations where recognition occurs have 14% better employee engagement, productivity and customer service than those without. 90% find a “fun” work environment extremely motivating. 76% said opportunities for growth were the top reason they stayed in an organization. 70% of workers are motivated by non-monetary rewards at work. 80% of those who feel they are being appreciated stay put. The equity theory makes a good point: What a manager thinks is irrelevant to an employee because the real issue is the way an employee perceives his or her situation. Rewards perceived as equitable should have positive results on job satisfaction and performance; those rewards perceived as inequitable may create job dissatisfaction and cause performance problems. Every manager needs to make sure that any undesirable consequences from equity comparisons are avoided, or at least minimized, when rewards are allocated.  To motivate workers, managers must strengthen workers’ perceptions of their efforts as both possible and worthwhile, clarify expectations of performances, tie rewards to performances, and make sure that rewards are desirable. So, some hard hitting facts Strategic recognition drives engagement Lack of recognition drives turnover High employee engagement leads to better business results or ROI Awards, recognition and praise might be the single most cost effective way to maintain a happy productive force. Respect employees, ask for their opinion and show genuine...
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25 Great Motivational Quotes to Kickstart Your Life

25 Great Motivational Quotes to Kickstart Your Life
Here is list of 25 wonderful motivational quotes that will kick you right in the spot and make you moving. When I happen to come across great quotes like these, they make me thinking and start over again with heightened enthusiasm and spirit. 25 Awesome Inspirational Quotes for Instagram “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison “Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.” “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Confucius “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” Theodore Roosevelt “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” Aldous Huxley “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” W. Clement Stone “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Norman Vincent Peale “Stay positive. Work hard. Make it happen.” “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” Albert Einstein “Do what you have to do, until you can do what you want to do. The time will pass sooner than you think. Your goals will be achieved.” Oprah Winfrey “There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” Julie Andrews “There is no passion to be found playing small -in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett “If you want something you never had, You have to do something you’ve never done.” “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” George Herbert Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.” “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” Wayne Dyer “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” Jim Rohn “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Charles R....
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How to Sell Through Email

How to Sell Through Email
Email Marketing Techniques Email marketing has become one of the powerful sources of product promotion eventually generating more leads. Targeted emails can do wonders with regard to such lead generation and conversion. This article from Aweber precisely pin points the 200% user engagement that email marketing creates and the benefits that come along with it. The more the subscribers, the more the reach; its as simple as that. Bloggers, Product Promoters, Service Providers, Educational Institutions, Matrimonial sites and many more businesses along the vertical are beneficiaries of email promotions who are happily reaping the rewards. “How to go about it”, is the crucial question lingering in the minds of digital marketers and this session will definitely be helpful in finding the way out to increase sales conversions. Visit businessguru.aweber.com to grow your sales through email marketing. Let Your Subject Line be Catchy: Subject lines are crucial because they are the very first thing people see in their inbox. If it doesn’t intrigue them, it could also be the last thing they see of that email. Stat: “64% of people say they open an email because of the subject line.” More people open and engage with the newsletter when they know what would be covered. The insight provided by the title allow people to determine if it would be worth reading. When people knew ahead of time that they would be interested in what the email had to say, they engaged more with the content as well. Stat: “Personalized subject lines are 22.2% more likely to be opened.” The more direct subject lines were the clear winners. Though the creative subjects could be intriguing in the inbox, if people weren’t sure what they were going to gain from opening it, they were less likely to do so. Stat: “Subject lines fewer than 10 characters long had an open rate of 58%.” Some variables to consider: Length (does shorter or longer work better for your audience?) Personalization (including their name or other details in the title?) Use of Numbers (are they better spelled out or as numerals?) Question Marks and other icons (Eye catching or annoying?) Humor (Do people respond well to jokes or do they prefer a straightforward approach?) Scarcity tactics (Do people act on urgency?) As always, even if you think you know what your subscribers like best – it’s worth the test. For B2B companies, subject lines that contained “money,” “revenue,” and “profit” performed the best. What to avoid: In short, the spam filter. A few things to steer clear of: CAPS LOCK IN YOUR SUBJECT LINE Lots of punctuation!!!!!! Spammy words such as free, winner, or profits Any combination of these things Though these tactics might catch someone’s eye in their inbox, if they’re coupled with other spam concerns, they’ll be caught in the spam filter first. Stat: “7 in 10 people say they made use of a coupon or discount from a marketing email in the prior week.” What to do instead: Convince your reader, through the subject line, that your content is worth their time and won’t take up too much of it. According to Copyblogger, there are a few key things that accomplish this: “How to” headlines Headlines with numbers, indicating a list Simple, direct statements Headlines that sound like news, not an ad The use of “you” Stat: “72% of B2B buyers are most likely to share useful content via email.” Some Very Interesting Facts: Emails that include social sharing buttons have a 158% higher clickthrough rate. Women click 10% more often than men on mobile emails. Monday emails had the highest revenue per email. Email marketing spend grows 10% year over year. 40% of...
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How to Deliver Great Customer Service?

How to Deliver Great Customer Service?
“Customers may forget what you said but they’ll never forget how you made them feel. “ Customer Service is the emerging battlefield where small businesses need to score. And if they manage to do well here, then their brands can get automatically differentiated. The existing customers can function as the brand advocates, socially endorsing the business on all channels. Customers today demand to engage with both small and big brands on a 1-to-1 basis. They expect the brands to remember their names and details on second interaction onwards. CRM – The Importance of  Customer Relationship Management The depicted infographic here clearly chalks out what needs to be done when it comes to resolving customer issues by delivering a smooth and seamless experience through various channels. Customer Relationship Management is the central point of this infographic developed in tandem with TalkDesk covering the importance of Customer Service across all communication channels, and how to make sure every customer is treated like a VIP. Infographic Courtesy : Kaylee White Ghergich & Co. Social Media and User Experience Social Media has its own role to play when it comes to “USER EXPERIENCE”- Convince and Convert suggests that 42% of customers develop two minds about a brand if they do not get a social reply from it within 1 hour. So it becomes essential for all businesses to have the capability to get back to the customers promptly on social media. Customers want effortless engagement Successful companies recognize that the race from good to great customer experiences is on and that consumers just want effortless engagement. Customer service teams must now use data from social media platforms, mobile apps, loyalty programs and a host of other sources to tailor experiences to their customers. The goal is to gain a competitive edge and that means creating an emotional, therefore memorable experience for your customers. Poor customer service has an impact on the bottom line and profit margins. Good customer service can be the greatest sales asset a retailer can have, encouraging loyalty and word-of-mouth recommendations. But bad customer service cannot only see a particular sale lost in an instant, but long-term irreparable damage done to the brand. Secure Your Place in the Market Through Great Customer Service Firstly, marketplaces are competitive. There are numerous sellers, sometimes selling fairly similar products. One point of differentiation is price, but another is certainly customer service. There is great cache to being listed as one of the number one sellers on a marketplace. Customers see you first, and you rank highly in searches. One of the ways to reach this status is via customer service, so sellers really go the extra mile to ensure customer service is as good as it possibly can...
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Social Media Marketing Ideas on Pinterest

Social Media Marketing Ideas on Pinterest
Social Media Marketing Ideas Social Media Marketing is an experiment and nobody can lay the rules since it is ever evolving. No one person can dominate the platform as it is very flexible and accomodative for all those who do it right! Amazing! Nothing is right and nothing is wrong when it comes to SMM. As a marketer or influencer or blogger you have to define and redefine the strategies to choose the best networks and plans that work out well. Inspired Ideas from Pinterest: 1. Social Media Marketing is a commitment that calls for investment of your time, effort and creativity. You can neither overlook nor overdo what you say in the social media platform. 10 Steps to Creating a Winning Social Media by Rebeka Radice 2. Your product or service must add real value to the end users – this will be the central point of your business promotion. Social Media Ideas, Formulas and Shortcuts 3. Just understand that your conversations must be meaningful and strike an emotional chord with the target audience. If not your voice will be drowned in other powerful social media waves. Why You Need a Social Media Strategy? 4. First establish a solid realtionship nicely by gaining the trust of your  followers. This will pave way for productive user engagement. Social Media Strategy 101 5. Check whether your conversations are leading to conversions; ultimately the ROI of any social media effort is revenue. If not measure your efforts and make adjustments. SMM Plan Complete Checklist 6. It does not hurt to give industry updates related to your products as well. Engagement for the sake of doing it is pointless and it does not lead to enrichment. Best Way to Engage Your Fans 7. Use lot of images with best resolutions and videos that convert like hot cakes. Social Media Image Size Guide 8. Caution -Don’t expect instant results. Let your connections know more about you and show them that you are here to stay. 6 Habits of Highly Successful Marketers 9. Marketing your services to the right audience creates more lead generation rather than thinning out your prospects by focusing on a wide range of user groups. Tips for Developing Your SMM Plan 2015 10. Make your connections feel special by immediately replying back and clarifying their queries. 8 Step Social Media Template 11. Investigate how often your competitors are posting and conduct industry research to see the ideal amount of content to publish per day on each channel. You want to be active, but not overly active. How to Become an Instagram Superstar? 12. Treat each channel as an individual entity. LinkedIn tends to have a more business-focused audience looking for in-depth, educational content, compared to Instagram, which is likely to have an audience looking for engaging visual content. 21 Rules for Effective SMM 13. Negative feedback needs to be addressed as well, preferably with patience and respect. But think of your social channels as an opportunity to display how awesome you treat your customers. Best Times to Post on Social Media 14. Stay active on Google+ –  If your business is actively posting on Google+, you will receive essentially free ad space when users search for you on Google. Psychology of Visual marketing in SMM 15. Create content that no one else has, if ever you’re in an oversaturated industry, and then make your content somehow unique from the others. Follow these amazing ideas to execute a “Stress Free” social media marketing...
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