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.

Why Peer to Peer Recognition is Just as Important as Top Down

Companies that have a recognition program in place are doing something right. These programs increase employee satisfaction and reduce turnover rate substantially. However, a study conducted by Bersin by Deloitte found that 87 percent of recognition programs focus on tenure … Continue reading

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8 Senior Year Recognition Ideas

One of the most momentous times in a young adult’s life is their senior year in high school.  It represents the transition to adulthood and is the culmination of years of hard work. One of the ways to acknowledge this … Continue reading

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Quiz: Are you a Joy to Work with? The Worst? Find Out

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Are you a joy to work with? The worst? Find out below by taking our quiz. Then print your your free awards and hang them around the office with pride! Congrats on your employee award! Now its time to show … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Reasons Employees are Leaving your Company

The Top 5 Reasons Employees are Leaving

As the new year gets underway, many people take a moment for self-reflection. Does my career fulfill my professional goals? Do I see a future with my employer? Will I be happier if I change jobs? So, it’s no surprise … Continue reading

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How to Motivate Employees after a Layoff

Whether the economy is in a boom or bust cycle, downsizing is an unfortunate reality for many companies at one time or another. It might be due to a merger or acquisition, restructuring for better efficiency or simply the need … Continue reading

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How to Relax & Revive Yourself at a Stationary Desk Job

The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to work, work and more work. That can translate to endless hours at your desk and increased amounts of stress. Sitting for long periods of time puts you at risk … Continue reading

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2015 Is the Year of the Employee

With the economy continuing to recover in many sectors, it’s more important than ever for companies to hire and retain good employees. As a recent Wall Street Journal article noted, “High employee turnover hurts a company’s bottom line. Experts estimate … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Fun at Work Day

Let’s face it. Most of us would rather by lying on a beach somewhere instead of cooped up in an office cubicle. Why? Because it’s FUN! For some reason, the word “fun” isn’t usually associated with work. Far too often, … Continue reading

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8 Star Wars Inspired Employee Recognition Awards

Star Wars Inspired Employee Recognition

Are you dreading the annual employee recognition program? Spice things up! Plan a themed awards ceremony to celebrate the upcoming December 2015 release of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Here’s eight awards the staff will brag about … Continue reading

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How to Start an Employee of the Month Program in 2015

With the new year comes new opportunities for your business. No doubt, gearing up with fresh ideas, promotions and marketing tactics. So why not include a brand new program to recognize and reward your most valuable asset: your employees! Keeping … Continue reading

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