Recognition & Motivation Articles

Employee recognition is not just a great thing to do for people, it is a communication device which reinforces and rewards the most critical outcomes workers produce for your business. Once you recognize individuals effectively, you reinforce, with your selected means of acknowledgment, the actions and behaviors you most want to see people repeat. Efficient employee incentive ideas are simple, immediate, and can be reinforced with awards certificates, plaques or motivational gifts.

Office Award Ideas for Harry Potter Enthusiasts

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Put a magical spin on your next employee recognition. Dive into the curious world of Harry Potter when dreaming up office award ideas. Here’s a few award categories to get you started! Harry Potter Loyalty Award Instead of naming an … Continue reading

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6 Management Mistakes that Kill Employee Motivation

Most managers truly want to inspire their employees to come up with creative ideas, be more productive and do better work. However, without even realizing it, it can be easy to slip into motivation-killing habits that affect the level at … Continue reading

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How & Why to Cultivate a Positive Attitude at Work

Think positive! Look on the bright side! Don’t worry, be happy! There’s so much out there these days about the “power of positive thinking” that it can start seeming like a bunch of self-help hooey. As long as you get … Continue reading

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Office Award Ideas Inspired by the 90s

It’s time to take a step back in time. You know, when MTV played music videos and MC Hammer balloon pants were cool. For your next company awards recognition party, slip on your vintage jelly shoes, don that side ponytail … Continue reading

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Recognition VS Rewards: The Difference & Why You Need Both

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Most companies are well aware of how important it is to recognize and reward outstanding employees regularly. Saying “thank you” in a public way improves morale, decreases turnover and increases productivity. However, the perceived cost of a formal recognition program … Continue reading

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Promote a Positive Environment with Middle School Recognition

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Successful teachers know that middle school recognition ideas are more than just simple certificates; they are tools that mean the difference in academic success. One of the most important aspects of teaching middle school is creating a positive environment.  It … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Employees are Staying

One primary goal of every business owner is employee retention. After all, it often costs less to maintain a content staff than it does to find, onboard and train new employees. So, what are the top reasons why employees stay … Continue reading

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Why Peer to Peer Recognition is Just as Important as Top Down

Companies that have a recognition program in place are doing something right. These programs increase employee satisfaction and reduce turnover rate substantially. However, a study conducted by Bersin by Deloitte found that 87 percent of recognition programs focus on tenure … Continue reading

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8 Senior Year Recognition Ideas

One of the most momentous times in a young adult’s life is their senior year in high school.  It represents the transition to adulthood and is the culmination of years of hard work. One of the ways to acknowledge this … Continue reading

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Quiz: Are you a Joy to Work with? The Worst? Find Out

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Are you a joy to work with? The worst? Find out below by taking our quiz. Then print your your free awards and hang them around the office with pride! Congrats on your employee award! Now its time to show … Continue reading

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