Recognition & Motivation Ideas 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.

How to Keep Adults Engaged During a Training Seminar

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Training is a necessary evil in the corporate world. As the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, once said, “Job training empowers people to realize their dreams and improve their lives.” Additionally, training helps your … Continue reading

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15 Ways to Recognize Superior Customer Service

“The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel,” writes author of Taking Care of the People Who Matter Most: A Guide to Employee-Customer Care, Sybil F. Stershic. “And if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will … Continue reading

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How to Ditch Daytime Sleepiness at the Office (for once and all)

While reaching for yet another cup of coffee to combat office sleepiness may seem like the most obvious thing to do, it’s not necessarily the best. Overloading on caffeine can actually make you feel worse, eventually disrupting your natural sleep … Continue reading

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Top 5 Myths About Employee Retention

We know a thing or two about employee appreciation at Paper Direct. Part and parcel with it is an understanding of employee retention. That’s why we’d like to share our thoughts on some retention myths. Recognizing these common traps is … Continue reading

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Awesome Sunday School Recognition Ideas for Kids

Awesome Sunday School Recognition Ideas for Kids

Kids love praise. Knowing they’ve reached a goal or completed a task motivates them to continue doing well. Although Sunday School classes may seem like a fun place to socialize with friends, play games and listen to inspiring stories, there’s … Continue reading

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15 Ways Schools Can Appreciate Their Teachers (on the Cheap)

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Day in and day out, teachers go above and beyond. From staying late to help students with projects, to arriving early to perfect lesson plans, this profession isn’t celebrated enough. So on May 5th it’s time to say Thank You! … Continue reading

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Why Your Relationship with Your Employees Matters

Most managers dream of a work environment that consists of collaboration, ingenuity, productivity, low stress and high employee morale. If you manage a group of people, it may be easier to make that dream into a reality than you think. … Continue reading

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Office Award Ideas for Harry Potter Enthusiasts

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Put a magical spin on your next employee recognition. Dive into the curious world of Harry Potter when dreaming up office award ideas. Here’s a few award categories to get you started! Harry Potter Loyalty Award Instead of naming an … Continue reading

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An Administrative Professional’s Day Gift That Motivates

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During any given weekday, an office’s administrative staff provides constant support to every other department, usually taking on the tasks and duties no else wants to complete. Sometimes it does not occur to management how important it is to motivate … Continue reading

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6 Management Mistakes that Kill Employee Motivation

Most managers truly want to inspire their employees to come up with creative ideas, be more productive and do better work. However, without even realizing it, it can be easy to slip into motivation-killing habits that affect the level at … Continue reading

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