Cord Himelstein

About the Author

Cord Himelstein has helped Michael C. Fina become one of the leading providers of employee recognition and incentive programs. Since 2007, he has been responsible for leading the company’s strategic marketing initiatives and communications efforts. Cord works closely with customers to help them develop measurable workforce recognition strategies and create memorable experiences for their employees.

Cord is also a recognized thought leader in the human resources community, and is a regular contributor to our corporate blog, where his articles have enjoyed national exposure through major HR publications including SHRM, Workspan, TLNT, Smartbrief, and Entrepreneur. Prior to joining Michael C. Fina, Cord worked in the entertainment industry for more than 15 years, where he held senior positions with Elektra Entertainment and EMI Music Group.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cord-himelstein-970b375

5 Tips For Using Recognition to Make Your “B” Players Soar

Companies used to embrace the idea of showering top performers with praise and rewards as a way to boost productivity. The thinking was that since these employees want to be here, they will work harder with more encouragement. However it can become difficult to encourage incentive goals for employees who are so aware…

When ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’ Aren’t Enough

Saying “please” and “thank you” is one of the most fundamental communication strategies we use to project our own intentions and gauge the intentions of others. That is why it is crucial to use them in the workplace — arguably, with no exceptions. This is not a tall order however. Most people, when…

Facebook Shows Us How to Do Recognition the Right Way

Even though his organization is all about connecting people virtually, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently did a stellar job connecting in person when he inadvertently delivered a clinic on workplace presentations for an employee’s ten-year anniversary. The KX Factor Employee Kang-Xing Jin, known as “KX” to his colleagues, was a dear…

How to Keep Your Company From Becoming a TSA Disaster

Editor’s note: Flying somewhere for the long weekend? After reading this article, you may want to consider taking the train. While many of us are looking forward to traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, no one is looking forward to waiting in those long security lines at the airport. But you’re not the only…

As Google Found Out, It Takes a Lot Of Work to Really Hire Smarter

As much as we might not like to admit it, our career paths are heavily influence by sheer luck and happenstance, i.e., knowing someone who can give us a referral, or simply being in the right place at the right time. But that doesn’t mean hard work is without merit; it just means…

What Women Want From Today’s Workplace

Comedian Demetri Martin does a comedy bit about how if you want to sound like a creep, just add “…ladies” to the end of everything you say, as in, “Thanks for coming to the show… ladies” and, “Help, I’ve fallen into a well and I’m trapped… ladies.” It’s funny because it’s true –…

Expectations and Accountability: The Critical Challenges For Remote Workers

As a manager, engaging employees on the job is a constant search for balance. You want to praise their hard work and effort, but not make them feel too self-conscious or patronized. You want offer incentives to motivate them, but you also want to hold their results accountable. You want to be flexible…

It’s Official: Millennials Are Now The Largest Part Of The U.S. Workforce

Editor’s Note: It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 3 of 2015. Our regular content will return next Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.  According to a recent Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau figures, Gen Y has officially edged out Gen X in 2015 to nab the largest…