How to Keep Track of Office Birthdays

Employee Recognition Ideas

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When you’re together eight hours a day every weekday, your work colleagues can start to feel more like a work family. And one of the best ways to keep that family vibe alive is to acknowledge each employee with a glorious greeting card on his or her birthday. Of course, this strategy only works if you actually remember all the office…

Ways to Appreciate Administrative Professionals

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Admit it, if your administrative assistant quit tomorrow, you’d be in a whole lot of trouble. Administrative assistants keep your schedule aligned, your files in order, and manage all of the little things in your office that you just don’t have time for. Your job would be a lot harder if you didn’t have your administrative assistant there to help…

End of School Thank You Gifts for Teachers

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Kids and teachers alike are counting down the days until summer break. But, before students say goodbye to their school year mentors, be sure they show their appreciation for their teacher’s help and guidance throughout the previous year with a little gift. As you start to shop or create, you’ll want to be sure your child is integral in this…

Volunteer Appreciation Ideas: For Nonprofits and More

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Famous Greek philosopher Aristotle once wrote, “What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” The inherent assumption of that quote is that volunteering is in its own right, rewarding. And for the most part that’s true, but it’s never a bad idea to express a little appreciation for the people who work so hard to help…

Boosting Confidence of Those Around You: It’s Your Job

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Confidence is powerful. Self-respect not only improves mental health but also translates to productivity at the office. Confidence empowers people to face obstacles head-on, see the positive in situations and take smart risks. Any boss would be happy to see these qualities in their employees. You can easily improve the confidence level of your staff by making a few changes to…

Certificate Wording for Elementary Teachers and Schools

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See Jane improve. Watch Sam excel. Then feel free to award each of them a certificate for doing their best in your elementary school classroom. Certificates of appreciation or achievement can be an ideal way to recognize students for a job well done, whether it’s acing the spelling test, making momentous improvements in their math scores, or even showing compassion,…

Certificate Wording for Healthcare Industries

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Nurses who consistently go far beyond the call of duty. Doctors with bedside manners that make patients feel incredibly cared for and safe. Phlebotomists that take blood with ease and precision, making people totally forget they had a fear of needles when they walked in the door. The healthcare field abounds with professionals who deserve to be recognized for their…

How to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day on March 3, 2017

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March 3 is the twelfth annual celebration of Employee Appreciation Day. Even better, in 2017, Employee Appreciation Day falls on a Friday, which opens up so many opportunities for recognizing your hardest working staff members. So take some time to let your people know you appreciate them because your company couldn’t run without them. What’s more, your team deserves it, don’t they? If…

How Startups Can Recognize Employees on The Cheap

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How Startups Can Recognize Employees

Getting your startup to succeed takes a whole lot of capital. In the early stages, even the most soon-to-be successful startup can tie up pretty much all of the business’ available cash. Though your employees will likely understand that, it’s still important to make sure that you’re rewarding their hard work and loyalty. Sure, you might not have any extra…

Ways to Incorporate Monthly High Fives

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When you’re in charge of overseeing a group of people, whether it’s a handful or an entire company, it’s important to let them know that you notice and appreciate their continuous hard work. Not only do your employees generally crave that positive reinforcement, it helps elevate the mood of your entire team when someone is recognized. Sure, it’d be nice…