20 Small & Simple Recognition Gifts Under $20

Employee Recognition Ideas

Recognition Gift

It always serves managers well when they take time to recognize the efforts of the employees they oversee. However, recognition gifts can add up quickly and break the bank if you’re not careful. So print up a certificate to accompany these simple recognition gifts under $20 and treat your employees to reminders of why you appreciate their hard work. Clever…

How to Announce Promotions for a Positive Workplace

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Promotion at work

One of the most highly regarded techniques for recognizing an employee’s dedication and hard work is with a promotion. Promotions demonstrate to the staff your company’s efforts to promote from within while communicating to the promoted individual that his/her time and energy has been well spent. Use these methods to announce promotions to your entire staff so you can further…

What to do When Your Top Talent Quits

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Quitting Job

Moving on is simply part of advancing in a career. But when your top talent makes a beeline for the exit without announcing plans to step into a dream job elsewhere, it can leave you wondering what the heck went wrong. Take the resignation as a sign your company needs to do a little housekeeping. But first, learn as much…

How to Showcase Employees in your Office

Employee Recognition Ideas

Thank you

Citing poll findings from Maritz Research in a 2014 article, Inc. Magazine contributor Peter Economy shared, “Employees who are recognized on the job are: 5 times more likely to feel valued 7 times more likely to stay with the company 6 times more likely to invest in the company 11 times more likely to feel completely committed to the company.”…

Award Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

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teacher award ideas

Revered, brilliant mathematician Albert Einstein said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, 2016, is an important part of the school year, when students, parents, and administrators recognize the hard work and dedication of educators. This year, have some fun during Teacher Appreciation Week with some…

How to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

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teacher appreciation

This spring, educators around the country will be the center of attention during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. Not sure how to get your school or learning center ready for this celebration? We do! It’s all about spoiling, thanking and honoring the men and women who work day in and day out to make sure our children have every opportunity…

How to Recognize Your Administrative Professionals on April 27th

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administrative professionals day

While management might be the head honchos in your office, it is the administrative professionals who make a lot happen. From answering phones to helping with projects, administrative professionals are the glue that keeps a business together when there’s deadlines, issues, and busy days. Beginning in 1953, office staff have dedicated time during the end of April to recognizing the…

Dean’s List Certificate Templates & Wording

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Dean's List Certs

While most folks wouldn’t want to brag about being on a hit list or blacklist, making the dean’s list is a stellar achievement indeed. Bragging rights are definitely included with the honor, which means universities need to provide certificates that are worthy of being shown, hung and, perhaps most importantly, posted on Facebook or Instagram. A brag-worthy dean’s list certificate…

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Day! Here’s How to Honor Your Volunteers

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volunteer hours

Okay, so it’s not Volunteer Appreciation Day just yet, but it’s coming! The official day in 2016 is April 20, which leaves you plenty of time to honor your rockstars. The National Conference on Citizenship estimated that in 2012, 64.3 million Americans volunteered 7.9 billion hours of their time to nonprofit organizations! Without the efforts of these generous individuals, many…

Why Your Small Business Should Give Back to The Community

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Giving back to the community

A small business can measure its success by profits and the bottom line but as author Victor Hugo wrote, “As the purse is emptied the heart is filled.” Besides the obvious good feeling that helping a nonprofit organization creates, there are several other reasons why your small business should give back to the community, too! Publicity Is your small business…