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.

10 Simple Ways to Cheer up Your Staff

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According to BusinessWeek, the happier the worker, the more productive they become. Therefore, as an employer, you will likely appreciate the 10 ways to cheer up staff listed below: Acknowledge Accomplishments Sometimes, all it takes to lift someone’s spirits is … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Boost your Productivity before the Holidays


The excitement and stress that surrounds the holidays, combined with the shorter days, can become problematic for you as a business owner when it comes to productivity. It is a challenge–but not impossible–to keep your employees motivated, while in the … Continue reading

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Team Building: Thinking Outside the Box

These days, the words “team building” is more likely to elicit groans than excitement from employees. Many times what spring to mind are silly games or trust exercises. Plus, it can mean rearranging deadlines and interrupting already packed work schedules. … Continue reading

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10 Employee Service Award Ideas

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One of the best ways to ensure the success of your business is to secure the best and most productive employees — but hiring high quality candidates isn’t the only way to guarantee that you are going to get a … Continue reading

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Volunteer Appreciation on a Small Budget

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Your volunteers make extraordinary sacrifices to promote your organization, and all without any expectation of compensation. Although they may continue to provide their assistance for the sheer joy of helping out, it’s worth your while to reward their hard work … Continue reading

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5 Motivational Game Ideas to Energize Desk Workers

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Your employees may love their jobs, but after years of sitting at desks and staring at their computers, they’re beginning to get a bit lethargic. This could be problematic for customer relations, as clients want to interact with energetic and … Continue reading

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Beat the Summer Heat – How to Energize Your Employees in the Summer

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The hot and sultry summer has a strange way of making people feel lazy, but your employees don’t have to fall prey. You can energize employees and motivate them to keep up the great work they’ve been doing all year … Continue reading

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Unique Ideas for Elementary Student Awards

Do something new and creative this year by awarding your elementary students with unique student awards. Here are some unique ideas for elementary student awards: Math Whiz Historian Kickball champ Future Picasso Rocket Scientist Award Best Line Leader Best Handwriting … Continue reading

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How to Start an Employee of the Month Program

Harnessing the energy and effort of your employees is one of the best ways to increase your profits without adding to your costs. You should always be looking to develop an office culture where employees feel recognized and rewarded for … Continue reading

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How to Improve Employee Turnover Rates

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A high employee turnover hurts your company’s bottom line. It’s also not great for morale, as employees seem to come and go, and staff members aren’t able to form strong working relationships. Keeping your employees happy is a key part … Continue reading

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