Cybersecurity culture: A new business challenge.

Cybercrime has risen significantly in the past few years, causing millions in losses for large corporations and for small-and-medium-sized businesses all over the world. CEO fraud is just one of the many methods perpetrated by organized crime to defraud businesses....

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Motivation: the heart of every team.

If we learned anything from the last edition of the Olympic games, it's that unity is strength. This phrase is perhaps a cliché for many, but that does not make it any less true. It is no coincidence that the same teams end up taking home the most medals almost every...

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What is employee engagement?

Sometimes it seems like everyone is always yapping about employee engagement. We know that at this point, you are probably sick of hearing about it, but clearly, it is a problem that still needs to be addressed. Whatever has been done so far is viewed as a start…but...

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Employee Recognition Programs and the Holiday Rush

If you're a retail business, chances are you'll be looking forward to the holiday season, however, B2B tends to slow down during this period. At the end of the year, many businesses are looking to close sales before the fiscal year ends and that can put a lot of...

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10 Employee Engagement Strategies: The Best of the Best

Employee engagement is an issue that plagues even the best companies. Here’s a list of 10 great employee engagement strategies to help end this problem for your company once and for all. 1. Motivate engagement with an employee rewards program that actually gives...

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Accurate Salesforce Insights Begin With Clean Customer Data

We have all recently seen an explosion of applications that are focused on different components of marketing. This explosion has created a challenge in maintaining uniform data and data integrity. With many applications fighting to be a system of record, how do you...

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Employee Engagement: Recognizing Everyday Heroes

Who is the most important person in a company? Some would say the CEO, because they represent the company and ultimately make the final call on important decisions. Realistically, however, unless you’re an individual running a personal business as a contractor,...

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Salesforce Adoption, Part 2: Unleashing the Power of Salesforce

We’ve previously written about Salesforce Adoption including some of our ideas on how to improve situations where uptake is less than ideal. The response so far has been phenomenal.  We’ve been talking to customers and prospects about how they’re handling Salesforce...

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CRM Data Quality: Garbage In; Garbage Out.

Why CRM Data Quality is Important. Data Quality is crucial for your business bottom line. In fact, it is estimated that US business lose over $700 billion dollars in lost sales every year because of bad data. As cloud-based CRMs like Salesforce have proliferated, they...

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Employee Recognition Programs: Automation

The hardest part of running most employee recognition programs is the sheer drudgery: Collecting and updating participant contact info Collating and centralizing the various spreadsheets of information Reporting and disseminating progress reports, leaderboards, etc....

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Employee Incentive Programs That Work

Employee incentive programs are a crucial tool for managers to boost employee engagement and motivation. At the heart of every employee incentive program is the same simple premise: If people do X, they will get a reward and/or recognition. Why then are some employee...

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We join the World Marketing Festival

At ThinkSmart, we have supported the first edition of a professional marketing meeting in Europe. Andrés Vera, co-CEO of the company, gave one of the Marketing Leaders Awards. The World Marketing Festival is an event created with the aim of becoming a forum to think,...

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Salesforce Adoption: Unleash the Power of Salesforce

Salesforce adoption is slow at many companies. Learn how to speed up Salesforce adoption at your organization. Salesforce.com is only useful if people use it. Let me guess... you’re having problems with Salesforce adoption at your company. It seems like just last year...

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Employee Engagement Ideas: The Ultimate List

We list and link to over 400 great employee engagement ideas. Great employee engagement and motivation programs begin with understanding what matters to your employees. At ThinkSmart, we believe that you need to motivate employee engagement with whatever moves the...

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Measuring Employee Performance and Motivation

Measuring employee performance and the impact that motivation or rewards programs have on employee performance has traditionally not been easy. However, modern motivation programs and tools allow for fairly easy measurement of the effect that any given motivation...

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7 Sample Employee Recognition Programs

You don’t have an employee recognition program just to disperse rewards, your employee recognition program is intended to motivate employees. Here’s a little secret: Some of the best employee recognition programs don’t cost a lot of money to implement. So without...

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ThinkSmart adds two important clients in the United States.

This month, we are pleased to tell you that we will implement our ThinkSmartOne solution in two new companies: Lenox Tools, a machinery manufacturer, and Clear Choice, a chain of dental clinics. These are two large companies, which represents two very positive...

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