Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine show how to use thanks through social recognition to engage and energize today’s modern workforce
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., and DUBLIN, Ireland – February 4, 2015 – Globoforce
), a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced the publication of The Power of Thanks: How Social Recognition Empowers Employees and Creates a Best Place to Work
(McGraw-Hill Professional, Hardcover and eBook formats: $25, 208 pages). The new book, by Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce, and Derek Irvine, vice president of client strategy and consulting, serves as a blueprint for business leaders on how to harness the power of thanks and social recognition to improve company culture, decrease turnover, increase productivity, and build a happier, more motivated workforce.
The Power of Thanks
reveals how leading companies such as Intuit, JetBlue Airways, InterContinental Hotels Groups (IHG), Symantec, ConAgra Foods, and The Hershey Company empower employees through social recognition, in which the practice of mutual appreciation and trust directs and rewards higher employee performance. The book details how building a fully engaged, energized workforce is a key to employee happiness and business success.
Mosley and Irvine describe why social recognition is so powerful and offer practical advice on how it can be applied in companies across the world. The book presents case studies, proven research, and anecdotes that serve as clear, constructive examples of how a consistently executed culture of recognition inspires:
- Greater employee engagement and loyalty
- Stronger, more unified teams and people connections
- A creative, innovative company culture
- Improved customer satisfaction
- Increased profitability and organizational health
“The Power of Thanks
is more than just the title of the book,” said Mosley. “It’s a new and long overdue mindset that has the ability to create a work environment that fosters innovation and collaboration for today’s social, multi-generational workforce. When organizations harness the transformative power of emotional connections among colleagues, recognition becomes far more than a ‘nice to have.’ It becomes something that can inspire all employees with a shared purpose and vision, which humanizes work and ultimately moves the business forward.”
“We have all seen the research. The majority of employees are disengaged and overworked,” said Irvine. “Companies are constantly searching for ways to build better cultures—the elixir for what ails our modern workforce. The answer, recognition, has always been there. We wrote this book to give companies a guidebook on how to incorporate social recognition and embrace a more effective, modern approach.”
Purchase information and availability:
The Power of Thanks
is now available (in hardcover and eBook formats) at all major retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple’s iBookstore.
Praise for The Power of Thanks:
“The principles in this book have redefined how Hershey employees interact across the globe every day. There is immense power in a ‘thank you and well done.’ Social recognition is not a ‘nice-to-have’…it is part of a winning, vibrant culture that will help deliver sustainable performance and outstanding results.”
~ Kevin Walling, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Hershey Company
"Perfect guide for business leaders in positively tapping the talents of their associates, especially during stressful, turbulent times."
~ Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media and bestselling author of Money
"The Power of Thanks isn't just a book. It's a greater movement driven by social recognition to show your people how truly important they are to the mission of a company. It's helped us 'lift' our crewmembers to higher levels of performance and engagement by recognizing the most important pieces of our culture: our values and people."
~ Michael Elliott, SVP of People, JetBlue Airways
Academics and Authors:
“Eric and Derek shine an important new light on the value of appreciation in the workplace. Their insights on the effect a simple moment of recognition can have on individuals, teams and overall culture changes the game for HR leaders.”
~ Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of To Sell is Human and Drive
“At work, nothing matters more than being valued and appreciated. By providing a natural way for people to give and receive recognition, the strategies outlined in this book can help HR leaders drive higher levels of engagement and performance.”
~ Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take
“Recognition is something we all crave on the inside. When it’s done effectively, in the ways Eric and Derek articulate, it resonates on the outside, driving positive change and moving organizations to enviable levels of success.”
~ Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times bestseller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
“The best endorsement for The Power of Thanks is simple “thanks.” Thanks for a well written, insightful, useful, and timely book on how leaders can create abundant cultures that deliver employee and company results.”
~ Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor of Business, University of Michigan; Partner the RBL Group
"A very readable, practical and engaging primer on building a culture of recognition. Indispensable for the practising HR leader."
~ Hayagreeva Rao, Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Globoforce is a leading provider of social recognition solutions, helping companies build strong cultures of engaged employees through the power of thanks. Named one of the Best Workplaces by the Great Place To Work® Institute, Globoforce is trusted by some of the most admired companies in the world to inspire and energize employees and create best places to work. Our award-winning SaaS technology and proven methodologies empower HR and business leaders to take a modern, more strategic approach to recognition programs. What results is measurable business success, qualified by increases in employee engagement, retention, and productivity. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.
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