White Papers

Create and support a culture of great work

  • Good work keeps a business going. Great work takes companies to the next level. This white paper examines not only what great work is, but how to promote great work throughout your business. After all, great work doesn’t just help your company thrive, it helps give each employee a sense of purpose, achievement, and appreciation for their own work.

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  • O.C. Tanner’s recent Great Work Study shows an interesting phenomenon regarding the relationship between employee engagement and the amount of great work completed. The study showed that being involved in a great work project has a greater impact on engagement than being highly engaged has on doing great work.

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  • Looking for a recognition program that doesn’t just drive costs higher, but actually helps deliver cost-effective solutions? O.C. Tanner teamed up with Aon Hewitt to study effective recognition trends and the best forms of implementation. Focusing on the impacts recognition programs have had in different industries, various forms of recognition, and why the results varied.

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  • One of the biggest challenges associated with a corporate wellness program is understanding what employee wellness is. For many, the term ‘employee wellness program’ equates to weight loss challenges, smoking cessation classes, and on-site gyms. But do these initiatives alone truly impact employee well-being?

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  • What creates cultural success? As we looked at research and insights from last year we saw several trends that will impact your initiatives for 2016.

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  • Have your service awards become a little old school? If you can’t remember the last time your service awards got a dose of cool factor, it may be time to rethink, retool, and perhaps even replace them.

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  • O.C. Tanner Presents: The Business Case for Recognition. The latest research, compelling insights, and the benefits of effective recognition

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  • In the newest white paper by market research firm, the Cicero Group, you will gain a better understanding of what organizations can do to cause employees to produce great work.

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  • Analyzing data from more than 8.5 million recognition moments, along with third-party research, our latest Orange Paper provides relevant insights for 2015.

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  • More workers are extending their careers and, as a result, we are seeing an unprecedented phenomenon: multiple generations coming together in the workplace. No matter what generation your workforce is made up of, it’s clear performance recognition and career celebration is critical.

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  • Research proves that great work thrives when companies invest in building trust with their employees, deepening those relationships, and finding ways to help workers feel they’re personally making a difference in the organization. These three things can be achieved through recognition training. Get the true impact of recognition training, along with the latest research and best practices in the O.C. Tanner Institute’s latest Orange Paper.

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  • A business case for leveraging appreciation to drive business results.

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  • Global research by the Cicero Group demonstrates how performance recognition impacts not just employee work relationships and attitudes, but also innovation and productivity.

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  • The Great Work Study is the primary source of the five skills discussed in Great Work, the book. It was designed to help define “great work” and test the hypothesis that there are specific skills that anyone can practice to increase the odds of producing great work that others love.

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  • How celebrating service anniversaries is an effective strategy to drive employee retention and engagement—along with six best practice tips on ways to do it right.

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  • This global primary research study correlates years of service award programs with increased tenure and other key employee engagement metrics.

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  • Sao Paulo, Paris, Sydney, Mumbai—it doesn’t matter what city or country, employees want to be recognized for their great work. Learn the 10 Critical Factors for Success.

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  • Determining the optimal elements of a recognition program can help companies more effectively increase employee engagement and company loyalty without relying on increasing salary and bonuses.

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  • How a Clear Focus on Employee Engagement Delivers Powerful Results.

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  • An internal case study of recognition at O.C. Tanner Limited.

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  • We analyzed data from more than seven million recognition moments, along with third-party research, to pull relevant, actionable insights for creating or optimizing your recognition program.

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  • Based on a 10-year, 200,000 person study of managers and employees, this white paper unveils new tips, including groundbreaking statistics, strategies, and benchmarks for increasing employee engagement, retention, and results.

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  • Why today's best companies are using recognition to foster new hire engagement and lower turnover.

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