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Every year, it feels as if the holiday season comes and goes in a flash. Can you believe it’s 2019 already? Before we all dive straight into tackling our New Year’s resolutions, let's look back at the previous year and some of the best things that we discovered in the world of employee engagement.

Looking at which posts drew the most attention and interaction paints a pretty clear picture of the world of employee engagement in the United States: employee recognition and reward is high on the agenda, as well as fostering a collaborative environment with open and honest communication.

Need a refresher? Let’s take a look at the top five employee engagement blog posts of 2018:

Using communication and recognition to be a champion for your people

When it comes to closing the employee engagement gap, employers need to start doing something radically different. As leaders, it’s key to be champions for your people – to proactively connect with them and create an environment where they feel like a part of something bigger than themselves and that they feel a sense of ownership.

Why manager-led recognition improves employee retention and engagement

Unsurprisingly, creating the right kind of positive, encouraging office environment has a long-lasting effect on employee motivation. Join Ryann Redmond, Client Success Manager at Reward Gateway, as she uncovers why strategic manager-led recognition is the key to improving employee retention and employee engagement.

Five employee engagement success stories worth a read

The end of the year is a perfect time to plant your seeds for the upcoming year and gain some inspiration from others’ success stories to help fuel your own strategy. In this blog post, learn how companies from all industries (and of all sizes) have accomplished their engagement goals – from implementing employee discounts to improving their NPS score.

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Seven ways moments of employee recognition can fuel your employer brand

Looking to improve your employer brand in the new year? We’ve got just what you’re looking for. In this post, join Reward Gateway’s Head of Global Engagement, Catrin Lewis, as she uncovers seven unique ways to share moments of recognition externally – including shining a light on your company values and recognizing the individuals who demonstrate this value.

More than 70% of employees don’t feel motivated. What’s the secret to driving true motivation?

We all want a motivated and engaged workforce, right? Take a look at our latest research, which dives into the top three demotivators in the workplace and useful steps on how you as an employer can combat them. Want a hint? Strategic recognition in the workplace is crucial to moving the needle on employee engagement in your organization.

Let’s start the new year strong and on the right foot. I hope these blogs help inspire and fuel your own engagement journey – whether you’re looking to improve your NPS score or create a culture of continuous recognition – the options are endless.

Be sure to continue following the blog in the new year, we’ve got lots of new, great posts coming your way. If you ever have any questions at all, or want to get involved on the blog, please reach out to me on LinkedIn! Happy New Year from all of us at Reward Gateway.

Meghan Barrett

Meghan Barrett is a Content Marketing Manager at Reward Gateway. Outside of writing about employee engagement, she spends her time capturing sunsets with her camera, making a mess in the kitchen and relaxing in local cafes while eating chocolate croissants.

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