20 End of the Year Superlatives for Rockstar Employees

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End of Year Superlatives for Rockstar Employees

At the end of the year, it’s only natural to take a few minutes and reflect on the previous twelve months. If you’re not, you can absolutely bet that your employees are, and what better way to show them that you sincerely appreciate all the great work they’ve done for you and the company than with a little recognition that’s…

Corporate Holiday Messages to Employees

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Corporate Holiday Messages

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s almost time to express thanks for all your employees’ hard work over the previous year. While you’re likely thinking of giving them a bonus or some other token of your gratitude, don’t underestimate a personal note that expresses your gratitude and deepens your employer-employee relationship. If you’re looking to thank your employees for a…

Employee Office Awards Inspired from 2016

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Office Award Ideas inspired by 2016

Giving out employee office awards at the end of the year is a great way to celebrate the year and boost moral. While traditional office awards are tried and true, you may be wanting to spice things up with some relevant, clever superlatives.  Some consider this year quite the trainwreck, so let’s bid farewell with these office award ideas- 2016 style….

Office Award Ideas for Sales Teams

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office award ideas for sales

“American Psychologist published a study where researchers found that top performers experienced a positive to negative emotions ratio at a minimum 3:1 and as high as 11:1. In other words, for a person to “thrive” he/she needs to experience at least 3 positive interactions for every 1 negative.” In other words, for a person to “thrive” he/she needs to experience at…

Be Authentic & Genuine While Giving Recognition

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full potential

Recognition isn’t the same as appreciation. While your organization might have instituted employee recognition programs, these efforts can seem inauthentic or disingenuous if not executed properly. There are a myriad of reasons for why your employee recognition initiatives convey to staff members that you’re just going through the motions, instead of genuinely demonstrating your appreciation. Recognizing employees with certificates, awards,…

How to Welcome Teachers to the 2016 School Year

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muffins for back to school

Have you noticed? As soon as the 4th of July is over, stores replace all of their red, white, and blue merchandise with back to school products. While it seems like the dog days of summer now, the 2016-2017 academic school year is just around the corner. Before you know it, students and teachers will be heading back into their…

5 Boss’s Day Certificates (+ Wording!)

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Loops Certificate

So, Boss’s Day is right around the corner and you’re looking for just the right thing to celebrate the person who signs your paychecks. Before you scoff at the idea of actually showing appreciation to your superior, just consider everything your manager or supervisor does for you on a daily basis. A good boss is patient, keen to teach, and…

Why Working on Teams is Crucial for Small Businesses

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Rowing Team work

“Entrepreneurship isn’t a singular job,” Jayson Demers, founder and CEO of AudienceBloom, wrote in a recent Entrepreneur article. “It’s actually better seen (and thought of) as an amalgamation of different jobs. You oversee a number of different departments as your organization grows, and you take care of duties ranging from the very large (securing venture funding) to the very small…

Individual vs Team Recognition: Which & When to Use

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Individual and Team Recognition

“Recognition is simple, and comes naturally outside of the workplace; it’s a habit that more workplaces need to adopt in order to continue to foster a competitive business,” Sasha Bricel wrote in an HR.com blog post. “Today’s employees want to be acknowledged for successes affecting the company and are more inclined to drive results when their work is celebrated.” There’s…

It’s Summertime and the Work is Easy?

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Sweet Summertime

Most people grew up counting down the days until school ended and summer vacation began. A Captivate Network study found that workplace productivity drops 20 percent during the summer months. “Projects take 13 percent longer to complete and workers are 45 percent more distracted.” Knowing that people are more distracted during the summertime, you can take preemptive steps to motivate…