[Webinar] How to secure executive buy-in for recognition programs

In order to get your recognition program off the ground, you must secure executive buy-in by communicating the business benefits in language your C-suite understands. How do you translate “employee engagement” to increased shareholder return and profitability? We’ve got the perfect place to start.

[Webinar] Leverage high performing leaders to drive your employees’ success

Can your organization afford to ignore the impacts caused by disengagement and poorly equipped managers? Doubtful. That’s why Achievers has partnered with Aberdeen Group, industry research analysts, to deliver a webinar that addresses this major challenge in today’s workplace: developing and sustaining high performing leaders.

Six tips to create star teams out of star players [UPDATED]

We’ve updated this classic post with a limited-time offer to download the full report from Harvard Business Review, including never-before-seen content by Achievers’ Razor Suleman. Read on to learn six critical tips to create star teams out of star players, and how to maximize your employees’ potential for success.

Achievers’ new release provides smart tools for smart companies

Achievers newest release, Einstein, makes reporting simple with a robust analytics suite and a set of tools just for managers.

The flexibility trap: Jody Thompson tackles the telecommuting controversy in her recent webinar

“Flexible schedule” is an oxymoron, according to Jody Thompson, author of Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It. Learn how the shift to a results-only work environment (ROWE) can free your team to do their best work—whenever and wherever they work best.

Want to be a better manager? Stop watching the clock.

Jody Thompson, author of Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It, argues that effective leaders manage work, not people. Let go of office hours and focus on results. 

Webinar recap: 6 steps to creating a culture of engagement

In last week’s webinar, “Creating a Culture of Employee Engagement,” we heard from Christopher Rice and Mary Ann Masarech, two authors of The Engagement Equation: Leadership Strategies for an Inspired Workforce. This Human Resources Executive webinar, sponsored by Achievers, delivered actionable advice for creating a corporate culture that enables engagement.

Employee Success = Business Success (and our new blog)

Welcome to Employee Success! At Achievers we’re changing the way the world works, so we thought we’d change the way our blog works, too. So what is Employee Success? In the broad sense, Employee Success is the product of performance and engagement. More specifically, the Employee Success blog is intended to be a resource for HR professionals.

A better blog is around the corner

Good news! Now is your chance to improve and influence the Achievers Employee Engagement Blog.

As one of our blog subscribers, your opinion matters to us. It matters so much that we want your feedback on how we can build a better blog.

We’ve put together a short, three minute survey to better understand what you like to read and what information you find most valuable. Just click here and let us know what you think… a better blog is just around the corner.→ Read More

ACE 2012 attendees: You’ve been recognized!

We did it! The Achievers Customer Experience event (ACE 2012) is now behind us, and we couldn’t have made it happen without our guests.

We’d like to recognize our customers, prospects, industry thought leaders and business community for connecting with us at ACE 2012. Whether you were a first-timer or returning attendee, we’d like to say “thank you”, and we hope to see you next year.→ Read More

Social media buzz, Passport to ACE, and Iron Chef winner

Our number one priority at the Achievers Customer Experience (ACE 2012) event is to educate, engage, and entertain our guests. With day one behind us, we can’t wait to carry the excitement through day two.

We had a record number of registered guests with a packed opening keynote, interactive breakout sessions, and lively Iron Chef ACE 2012 evening event. Our audience was engaged, provided real-time feedback through social media, and took advantage of networking opportunities.→ Read More

ACE 2012: Thursday keynote sessions and evening entertainment

The countdown stops here! Drumroll please…

It’s time for the Achievers Customer Experience (ACE 2012) to begin; registration is already underway and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome our guests.→ Read More

ACE 2012 week: Spotlight on valuable best practices

Welcome to day two of ACE 2012 Week! Achievers is buzzing with anticipation as we prepare to execute our annual Achievers Customer Experience (ACE 2012) event this Thursday and Friday at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario.→ Read More

Recognition and Engagement Professional (REP) accreditation program day

It’s official: the Achievers Customer Experience (ACE) pre-conference is in full swing. Only one more day until ACE 2012 begins!

Today our Recognition and Engagement Professional (REP) accreditation program begins: a full day comprised of speakers and courses that will take participants through the process of creating a culture of recognition within their organizations. We’d like to recognize all that registered for the program today and can’t wait to celebrate your accreditation with you.→ Read More

Recognition CONNECTS: ACE 2012 week kick-off

We’re so excited it’s finally September! It’s that engaging time of year for Achievers and its customers, industry thought leaders and the business community.

The Achievers Customer Experience event (ACE 2012) is only three days away, and we can’t wait to educate, engage and entertain our guests on all the ways recognition connects your workplace.→ Read More

Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ revealed

Ever wondered what companies have the most engaged workplaces? You’re in luck because Achievers recently announced the winners of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their employees. The list honors 50 companies in the U.S. and 50 companies in Canada. Winners represent companies of all sizes in a wide range of industries, including Royal Caribbean Cruises, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Zappos, Eli Lilly Canada, KPMG and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.→ Read More

Educate, engage, and entertain: ACE goes head-to-head with Iron Chef

While it’s essential to celebrate employee success, it’s equally as important to celebrate your customers.

One great way for an organization and its customers to connect around varied successes is to coordinate an annual event, which highlights achievements, familiarizes customers with new insights and additional value, and offers networking opportunities centered around having fun. Every education moment needs it’s entertainment too, right?→ Read More

Creativity: Good for your business and good for your employees

Once a month at Achievers, we have a lunch to celebrate everyone’s accomplishments called R&R (Rewards and Recognition). This lunch is a tradition: departments take turns hosting, and choose creative themes to go along with the awards ceremony. My department hosted recently, and we put a lot of work into organizing a ceremony that would include the entire company. We’ve hosted swanky awards ceremonies, game shows, reality television shows and lots of other creative themes during our lunches. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what the real highlight of the show is.→ Read More

The recognition recipe for success

Hi, I’m Monica and I use Achievers to provide our teams with a rewards and recognition solution that works.  Our employee engagement scores have gone through the roof. How do I know that? Achievers has the most advanced reports on the market. I always have up-to-date information on the success of the program providing me with  the perfect recognition recipe for success!→ Read More

Choose your own story: recognition Mad-Libs

Have you ever experienced long wait times? do you know that ‘on hold’ elevator music all too well? We’ve all been there….Chris tells his story here, add your own fun twists and turns to create your unique customer service nightmare story!


Understanding Millennials and the needs of the future workforce

Millennials, Gen Y and Generation Me. These are just a few ways that Millennials have been described over the years. Do you wish you had some tips for understanding the needs of the future workforce? Many employers view the Millennial generation as an enigma, but you can’t afford to be uneducated about Millennials, as they are the future employees and leaders. It is estimated that by 2025, 75% of the workforce will be Millennials. The Class of 2012 will be graduating in a few short months, and it is important for employers to understand how to recruit, retain and inspire them.→ Read More

Be Creative! Be, be Creative!

Like jam to peanut butter…
Like Sonny to Cher…
Is the Graphic Design team to Achievers!

When it comes to the beautification of, well, pretty much everything, we rely on the talent of Graphic Designers.  Just a few (but certainly not ALL) of the work they do includes:

  • Corporate branding
  • Designing client sites
  • Designing prospect sites
  • Product marketing design
  • Event marketing design

The Creative Team takes pride in their group dynamic and each other’s talent.  It’s not rare to walk around the office and notice “BCBBC” letters randomly – yet strategically – placed throughout the office.→ Read More

What is your best recognition story?

Introducing, the second Achievers Blog Contest!

How does it work?

Between March 21st and April 4th simply tell us your best recognition story to win $100.00 worth of points which you can redeem for one of hundreds of electronics, gift cards and MORE !→ Read More

Why work at Achievers? Reason number #47: Social responsibility

Why Work at Achievers?  Reason Number #47: Social Responsibility

As the saying goes, “If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path”.  In today’s world, social awareness and balance has become crucial not only to individual fulfillment but also to respectable business.  There’s no question that at Achievers, employees are committed to Social Responsibility to better the local and global communities.  Nearly every corporate event, get-together, or holiday is affiliated with a charitable initiative headed by the Achievers’ Social Responsibility Team. → Read More

Why Achievers are rock stars

Why Achievers are Rockstars

For most people, the word “Rockstar” brings to mind electric guitars, head banging, and probably the lyrics “Oh, oh, oh, oh, sweet child of mmmmmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnneeeee”.  But at Achievers, the word “Rockstar” brings to mind points, trips, and visa cards.

Wait.  What?!→ Read More

Wanted: Recognition

Frustrated HR manager in desperate need of an employee engagement solution.  Looking for a recognition platform that is not an in house DYI program.  I repeat: NOT IN HOUSE.

It’s Employee Appreciation Day!

What are you doing for your employees to show that you value them and their contributions this year?  Last year, Achievers participated in this flashmob!



Here are some easy ideas to show your employees in a cheap and cheerful way how much you value them:

  • – Handwritten notes
  • – Complimentary breakfast or lunch
  • – Take your team out for lunch
  • – Host a First-Round Friday
  • – Call a company or department meeting and genuinely thank your employees
  • – At a department meeting, let the team know how each person personally contributed to success
  • – Let employees leave a few hours early
  • – Leave a treat on your employees’ desks
  • – Play music in the morning as employees come into work
  • – Take a team photo and email it to everyone

 → Read More

Rewards and recognition providers go head-to-head!

Human Resources Professionals go head-to-head to prove who is better at engaging their staff through their rewards and recognition program. Who will come out on top? Check back next Wednesday to find out!

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It’s Friday! Fun, fun, fun, fun.

Rebecca Black may have written the anthem, but Achievers sets the trend when it comes to Fridays!  What better way to unwind at the end of the week than with some fun, fun, fun, fun?  Our First Round Fridays often reign top of the list for reasons why employees love working at the company.

Check out some highlights!→ Read More

[Webinar] Early adoption: Against HR’s nature?

Guest post written by: Steve Boese

I’m really pleased to announce that in a few weeks I will be joining the great China Gorman for an upcoming Webinar titled ‘Early Adoption: Against HR’s Nature?‘ on Wednesday March 7, 2012 at 1:00PM ET.

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Location, location, location!

Last week’s blog contest winner is: Anthony A Eaton!  Please email stephanie@achievers.com to claim your prize!

“Location, location, location!”  This coined phrase may seem overused, but when it comes to business, your office coordinates are always significant.  Studies show that where your company is located has a large impact on a number of items that could affect your success.  Particularly, when it comes to first impressions, not only are prospective and current customers influenced by your business’ location, but your prospective and current employees may also be partial to your company based on what they find on Google Maps.→ Read More

Achievers blog contest

Introducing, the first-ever: Achievers Blog Contest!

As a rewards and recognition solution provider, we know how important it is to REWARD and RECOGNIZE you!

That’s why we’re creating a blog contest for all of our followers.

How does it work?

Simply answer our objective question below by commenting on this post for your opportunity to win a FREE copy of Chip Conley’s new book, Emotional Equations.→ Read More

Not your average company, not your average meetings!

Meetings.  This business term evokes many mixed feelings.  But at Achievers, we believe that meetings are the best way to instil a culture of transparency and ensure that everyone is aligned to be successful.  We host unique and upbeat meetings on a frequent basis to bring the company together to share information, successes, and goals.

Here’s what it’s like to attend meetings at Achievers:→ Read More

Emotional at work? Rid the elephant in the room

When you’re happy, you smile.
When you’re sad, you cry.
When you’re stressed, your blood pressure rises.

Emotions: everyone has them all of the time – meaning that you’re bound to feel emotions while you’re at work.  But for some reason, emotions at work have become the elephant in the room.→ Read More

These are a few of our favorite things

If you talk to any employee, you’ll hear that everyone has a favorite reason for working at Achievers.  We show off our popcorn machine, we  brag about our great people, and we boast about our Top 100 Reasons Why It’s Great To Work at Achievers list (we even made a video about it!).→ Read More

New year, new you! Personal Top 1s at Achievers

We all know what defines a SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound) goal.  We apply this methodology to business goals, but for some reason when we hear ‘personal goals’, logic goes out the window.  If any of your personal goals or New Year’s Resolutions included…

  • Win the lottery
  • Get married and have two children this year
  • Start a goat farm
  • Have an office of unlimited ice sculptures (one melts, another one in)

…you may need to re-evaluate.→ Read More

Welcome to our blog!

We’re Achievers and we love employee engagement.  Waking up and not wanting to go to work is a thing of the past (talk about SO yesterday)!  We’ve discovered the go-getter secrets to employee engagement and want to share it with everyone to help Change the Way the World Works.

Each day of the week, the blog has a different theme to help you rethink your workplace’s engagement arrangements.  We’ll feature your favorite HR bloggers as well as industry movers-and-shakers to help you keep your engagement strategy fresh.→ Read More