Delightful Summer Office Awards

Employee Recognition Ideas

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Summer days are winding down. The last place we want to be is behind our desks. Bring on the sun, the sand… and the responsibilities. The reality is, we still have to be at work. So, why not make it fun with some summer office awards? Perk up the staff with these motivational certificates. We suggest awarding them at a…

5 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Employees

Recognition & Motivation Ideas

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Employment is a team sport. If you want your staff to produce more wins, you need to improve your communication with employees by taking on a coaching role and empowering those around you! Reach out and be proactive by showing trust and setting goals while actively listening and communicating more effectively. 1. Express Trust Sometimes it feels like it’s easier…

Certificates for Summer Camp Achievements

Recognition & Motivation Ideas

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With tons of sun, fun, and friends, summer camp always gives kids something to remember. You can help make those memories even more meaningful, vivid, and long-lasting if you dole out summer camp certificates to attendees. Not sure what type of summer camp certificate options to create? Read on for some fun ideas. Best Lanyard Maker Even if your arts…

Tips for Motivating Staff During the Summer

Recognition & Motivation Ideas

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It is profoundly unfair that kids in the United States are given three full months of their life to lounge away in bliss, only to have Summer vacation snatched away the moment you start doing work that actually merits a three-month break. Ah well, such is life. As much as we all might enjoy a break from work when the…

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

Employee Recognition Ideas

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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

Recognition & Motivation Ideas

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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

Recognition & Motivation Ideas

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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

Employee Recognition Ideas

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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

Student Recognition Ideas

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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,…