yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News

2008 West
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
Top Links You Must Click On

SHRM/Globoforce Survey Shows Link between Employee Recognition and Lower Turnover Levels

According to the recent SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey*, companies with employee recognition programs experienced a 22 percent lower turnover rate versus organizations without a recognition program. The survey results were announced today by Globoforce® (, the world’s leading provider of social recognition solutions, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. To download the latest semi-annual report from Globoforce, click here.

In the August 2012 iteration of the SHRM/Globoforce semi-annual survey, responses from 815 HR professionals surveyed show a positive impact of recognition on employee retention, engagement, performance, and satisfaction. Key insights from the survey include:

Succession planning tops list of HR challenges

More than two-fifths (41 percent) of those surveyed cited Succession Planning as one of the top HR challenges, followed by Employee Engagement (40 percent) and Culture Management (30 percent). This finding underscores the need for companies to identify high potential, high performing individuals as part of their talent strategy.

Recognition programs positively impact performance management

The latest SHRM/Globoforce survey indicates the influence of a recognition program on performance appraisals and evaluations. Among companies that have a recognition program in place:

  • 58 percent said performance reviews are an accurate appraisal for employees’ work (versus 44 percent of companies without a recognition program)
  • 66 percent said employees are rewarded according to job performance (versus 39 percent without a recognition program)
  • Nearly double the percentage of said employees are satisfied with the level of recognition they receive (compared to companies without a recognition program)

Higher spend per employee lead to stronger results

According to the survey, companies that allocate one percent or more of payroll to recognition observe higher levels of employee engagement and retention and stronger financial results.

Among companies that spend one percent or more in payroll on employee recognition programs:

  • 85 percent have seen a positive impact on employee engagement
  • 61 percent have seen an improvement in employee retention rates
  • 59 percent have seen stronger financial results

“By simply having a recognition program, companies experience higher retention rates and a better view into employee performance. It can shake the tree of a company’s talent and uncover hidden leaders,” said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. “But once it’s really amplified – properly funded across the entire organization – a social recognition program can truly energize a company and its culture like no other HR program.”

“The latest SHRM/Globoforce survey shows HR leaders are thinking about how to instill stronger employee performance,” said Mark Schmit, SHRM’s vice president of research. “Employee recognition, as observed by those surveyed, provides quantifiable business results. It’s these types of findings that cement recognition as a critical program for any HR leader.”

To download the Fall 2012 Globoforce Employee Recognition Report, visit:

To download the full results of the survey, visit:

Survey Methodology

* The SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey is an employee recognition survey that examines employee engagement, performance management, as well as other key metrics associated with employee recognition. The survey is commissioned by Globoforce and conducted in collaboration with SHRM. There were 815 responses from organizations with 500+ employees, resulting in a margin of error of +/- 3 percent at a 95 percent confidence level. The online survey was conducted by SHRM from August 31, 2012 – September 21, 2012.

About Globoforce

Globoforce is the world’s leading provider of social recognition solutions, redefining how companies understand, manage, and motivate their employees. Innovative companies around the world use Globoforce’s cloud-based social recognition software to reveal the true performance and influence of every employee and strengthen company culture. With Globoforce, HR and business leaders can take a strategic approach to recognition programs that result in measurable benefits to the bottom line driven by increases in employee engagement, retention, and productivity. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.

To learn more:

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

About Business Wire
Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Enterprise Open Source Magazine Latest Stories . . .
For almost two decades, businesses have discovered great opportunities to engage with customers and even expand revenue through digital systems, including web and mobile applications. Yet, even now, the conversation between the business and the technologists that deliver these systems ...
Manufacturing has widely adopted standardized and automated processes to create designs, build them, and maintain them through their life cycle. However, many modern manufacturing systems go beyond mechanized workflows to introduce empowered workers, flexible collaboration, and rapid i...
DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo 2014 Silicon Valley was a terrific event for us. The Qubell booth was crowded on all three days. We ran demos every 30 minutes with folks lining up to get a seat and usually standing around. It was great to meet and talk to over 500 people! My keynote was we...
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult - let alone tracking network connections or ma...
Redis is not only the fastest database, but it has become the most popular among the new wave of applications running in containers. Redis speeds up just about every data interaction between your users or operational systems. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Dave Nielsen, Developer...
In their session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, co-founder and the VP of Product at, and Tomer Levy, co-founder and CEO of, will explore the entire process that they have undergone – through research, benchmarking, implementation, optimization, and customer success – in ...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)! 201 802-3021

SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers