Dollars & Sense: Using Incentives Effectively

Inventive Incentives

Is it better to use the carrot or the stick to motivate? Really, since only the carrot is legal, the answer to that question is pretty simple. Things get a little more complex when a manager tries to determine how best to present the carrot. Is it better to award 12 baby carrots, or one state-fair-winning carrot? In a word, what's the most effective way to incentivize employees for maximum productivity? Beyond this newsletter, see below to sign up for a panel discussion hosted by Prompt, Inc. entitled Dollars & Sense: Maximize Incentive Effectiveness. Click the information link below to learn more!

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HR in The Age of Social Media

How Can We Benefit?

If you do a quick Google search for any large company’s Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook account, you’re likely to find that they have millions of followers. In the age of social media, companies have more methods than ever before to push their message to millions. Some organizations use snarky wit to knock competitors through social media marketing campaigns, but all can choose to benefit from the free, global platforms that exist in social media. How can HR departments benefit from this new, broad reach, and what are some pros and cons of dealing with this new massive audience?

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WannaCry? Maybe Not...

Tech Tips for a Safer 2017

What goes with Target, Home Depot, and Sony, among others? For millions of Americans, security breaches may come to mind. Halfway through the year, 2017 has already added to the list with Kmart and Chipotle experiencing their own high-profile security challenges, courtesy of interconnected technology and the hackers who exploit tech loopholes for financial gain. As rumors fly that large banks may hoard digital currency such as Bitcoins to pay ransomware (ransom-demanding malware), the message to hackers becomes clear: it pays (quite literally) to hack large organizations. The question is what can we do to promote cybersecurity when global corporations can’t seem to keep it together?

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