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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High Fives

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…

Why Meditation at Work is Beneficial

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meditation at work

No matter which industry you’re in, every productive office has the same kind of vibe. It’s a group of talented professionals (and part-time oddballs) who are coming together to get a lot of work done in as little time as possible. Any motivated office can be a breeding ground for stress, it’s only natural. However, you don’t need to simply…

Budgeting for Employee Recognition: Tips & Advice

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Budgeting for Employee Recognition

You love spoiling your staff. Now, make it fit into your yearly budget! With a few simple steps, HR pros and administrative staff can add a well-planned line item to the expense proposal when budgeting for employee recognition. This will make your employees feel appreciated throughout the new year! Calculate the Number of Employees First, you have to know how…

How Small Business Can Start 2017 Off Right

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How Small Business Can Start 2017 Off Right - PaperDirect

It is hard to believe that 2016 is nearly over. While most people focus on the holidays, entrepreneurs are looking ahead to 2017 and considering how they can start the new year off on the right foot. From marketing trends to building local connections, there are many ways small business owners can kick off a prosperous year in 2017. Mobile-Centric…

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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“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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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,…