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    Q We have about 1000 employees and run a KPI-based reward and recognition (R&R) program. It was fairly successful when we launched it but we think we should be getting a stronger return 12 months down the track. How can we improve its performance?

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    R&R – recognition and reward – have become the catchwords for those looking to motivate and retain their staff. And companies are increasingly seeking outside help to ensure their employees continue to give their all. Marian Edmunds reports

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    Most companies that regularly survey their staff communicate results back quickly. Many follow through with actions. Teresa Russell talks with two organisations who make sure the impact of follow-through hits the bottom line

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    Given the centrality of talent to organisational success, it is difficult to imagine a more pressing business imperative. Yet, short-termism deflects management attention from longer-term issues such as talent sourcing and development, writes Dianne Jacobs

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