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.

Christmas Recognition Tip #7 – Gift Ideas

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When employees reach specific milestones in their career, present them with a meaningful gift. These celebrations often happen at incremental anniversaries, starting after five or 10 years with the company. As the employee invests more time at the company, the … Continue reading

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Christmas Recognition Tip #6 – Certificates

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Award certificates are an economical way to show your employees appreciation. These paper documents are personalized, signed by an authority figure and often show up in celebratory photographs. So, why not make them extra special? Here’s four ways to embellish … Continue reading

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Christmas Recognition Tip #5 – Decide Awards

Christmas Recognition Tip #5 - Decide Awards

It only takes a second to name your top employees. So, why is it so difficult to think of an appropriate award for their year-long contributions to the company? This holiday season, keep your recognition program quick and simple. 3 … Continue reading

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Christmas Recognition Tip #4 – Gifts

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Thank your employees for their hard work all year long. Whether you gift them a monetary bonus on their paychecks, hand each person a wrapped gift at a holiday party or tuck gift cards in personalized letters sent to each … Continue reading

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Christmas-Inspired Office Gifts for the Holiday Party

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Sincere appreciation for a job well done is always in season, but perhaps there is no better time to show your gratitude than during the Christmas season. Christmas office gifts are special because at a time when most people are … Continue reading

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Christmas Recognition Tip #3 – Spread the Word

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You’ve made a list of employees who deserve to be recognized. A celebratory cake is on order. Now you need to tell everyone about the big event. Whether the employee recognition ceremony is part of the annual company holiday party, … Continue reading

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Christmas Recognition Tip #2 – Plan the Party

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Nothing screams gratitude like treating your colleagues to an end-of-year party. Start planning the festive gathering now to make it the talk of the office all January-long. Here’s a few planning ideas to get you started: Will the party have … Continue reading

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Christmas Recognition Tip #1 – Why Recognition?

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Does your company host a holiday gathering at the end of each year? If you just answered “no,” you may want to reconsider.  Why Employee Recognition? By giving a public shout out to key team members, you motivate the entire … Continue reading

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What to Give your Boss on Boss’s Day (October 16)

Happy Boss’s Day! If you enjoy working for your boss, why not show it with a gift this October 16th? After all, being the boss can be tough. Here are some simple ideas that won’t blow anyone’s budget, but are … Continue reading

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Celebrate Customer Service Week with PaperDirect

Customer service plays an important role in a company’s long-term success, and yet, customer service employees rarely receive the recognition they deserve. Customer Service Week provides the perfect opportunity for employers to show workers that their efforts are greatly appreciated. … Continue reading

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