Sarah Payne

Sarah is managing editor at Workhuman. When not writing about all things culture, leadership, recognition, and appreciation, she enjoys iced coffee, running, and spending time with her daughter, Mabel.

  • #Women2Drive Co-Founder Manal al-Sharif Joins Trailblazer Panel at Workhuman Live 2020

    #Women2Drive Co-Founder Manal al-Sharif Joins Trailblazer Panel at Workhuman Live 2020

    The panel will kick off the last day of the conference with uplifting stories from trailblazers who didn’t wait for change, but made it happen.

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  • What cats, J.K. Rowling, and Google can teach us about contrarian thinking

    What cats, J.K. Rowling, and Google can teach us about contrarian thinking

    Ozan Varol shares some practical tips – like “beware of process” and “have a beginner’s mind” – that remind us how innovation can result from a simple shift in perspective.

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  • Can rocket science prevent herd thinking?

    Can rocket science prevent herd thinking?

    In an exclusive Q&A with Ozan Varol, we discuss learnings from rocket science’s successes and disasters and why it's so difficult to speak your mind in an organization that rewards herd thinking.

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  • Best of the Blog: Top 10 Posts of 2019

    Best of the Blog: Top 10 Posts of 2019

    The posts that resonated most with readers cover a range of topics, from killing bureaucracy, to finding the courage to speak up at work, to leveraging storytelling in performance management.

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  • Gartner report: "How to Select a Recognition and Rewards Solution to Boost Employee Motivation and Engagement"

    Gartner report: "How to Select a Recognition and Rewards Solution to Boost Employee Motivation and Engagement"

    Have you considered the impact your recognition and reward program could have on health and safety metrics? Security awareness? Job referrals? Wellness? Performance management?

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  • New York Times best-selling author Dan Heath to keynote Workhuman Live 2020

    New York Times best-selling author Dan Heath to keynote Workhuman Live 2020

    Dan Heath is a firm believer in the power of moments and how they can transform not only customer experience, but also employee experience, patient experience, or even family experience.

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  • The new lever in compensation: crowdsourced pay

    The new lever in compensation: crowdsourced pay

    No matter how much an employee is given – whether merit increase, retention bonus, or annual bonus – the lift in energy and engagement only lasts about 3-4 weeks. Crowdsourced pay changes that.

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  • Author Priya Parker to lead experiential workshop at Workhuman Live 2020

    Author Priya Parker to lead experiential workshop at Workhuman Live 2020

    Priya has worked on race relations on college campuses and on peace processes in the Arab world, southern Africa, and India. Her TED talk on transformative gatherings has more than 1.5 million views.

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  • Announcing the Workhuman Live 2020 agenda

    Announcing the Workhuman Live 2020 agenda

    One of the best conferences for leaders in HR, performance management, diversity and inclusion, compensation and benefits, employee engagement, and internal communications is Workhuman Live.

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  • New Workhuman survey report: "The Future of Work is Human"

    New Workhuman survey report: "The Future of Work is Human"

    The future is bright for organizations that leverage human applications to build up gratitude, empower employees to drive their own development, and take an unapologetic stance toward greater equity.

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  • Compensation vs. reward: A new mom's perspective

    Compensation vs. reward: A new mom's perspective

    From baby furniture to lawn equipment and self-care, I'm feeling extra grateful for the Workhuman reward network, where I'm able to redeem for things that fit my life as a new mom and homeowner.

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  • Think like Pink: best-selling author Daniel Pink to speak at Workhuman Live 2020

    Think like Pink: best-selling author Daniel Pink to speak at Workhuman Live 2020

    Author of six provocative books, including his newest, “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing,” Daniel uses decades of behavioral science to challenge old-school management techniques.

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  • Total Rewards 2019 Recap: Disruption is Here to Stay

    Total Rewards 2019 Recap: Disruption is Here to Stay

    With unemployment at an all-time low, compensation and benefits leaders need to be proactive when it comes to achieving pay equity and continuously proving the ROI of their total rewards strategies.

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  • 3 Ways to Connect with Workhuman at #TotalRewards19

    3 Ways to Connect with Workhuman at #TotalRewards19

    Traveling to WorldatWork’s annual conference & exhibition in Orlando next week? Learn more about our panel session and ways to win a conference pass to Workhuman Live 2020.

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  • Wakeman Wisdom: Leaning into Accountability and Away from the Ego

    Wakeman Wisdom: Leaning into Accountability and Away from the Ego

    Instead of trying to make employees happy, we should instead call employees to greatness and create a culture of shared accountability. According to Cy Wakeman, that’s the secret to engagement.

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  • Gary Hamel's Key Messages from Workhuman Live 2019

    Gary Hamel's Key Messages from Workhuman Live 2019

    Not only is bureaucracy terrible for human flourishing, it’s also costing businesses. If we cut bureaucracy in half Gary claims we could add three trillion dollars to the economy.

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  • [VIDEO] Happy International Women's Day! #balanceforbetter

    [VIDEO] Happy International Women's Day! #balanceforbetter

    Balance is a verb, not a noun - a constant work in progress evaluating your recruiting, development, and compensation practices to ensure all humans are appreciated for the value they bring.

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  • Is Gratitude the Most Underrated Engagement Tool?

    Is Gratitude the Most Underrated Engagement Tool?

    Grateful people eat healthier, exercise more, and get better sleep. Now imagine the impact a culture of gratitude could have across an organization. We learn more from gratitude expert Dr. Emmons.

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  • Q&A with Managing Attorney Jessica Childress

    Q&A with Managing Attorney Jessica Childress

    One hundred years after passing women’s right to vote, we still have a long way to go in protecting human rights. Will the next frontier for advocacy and change happen in the workplace?

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  • Geena Davis Joins WorkHuman 2019 Panel Addressing Workplace Equity

    Geena Davis Joins WorkHuman 2019 Panel Addressing Workplace Equity

    A tireless advocate for representation of women and girls, Geena will share the stage with Lisa Borders, TIME'S UP CEO, and Cindy Robbins, president and chief people officer at Salesforce.

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