Why Working on Teams is Crucial for Small Businesses

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Rowing Team work

“Entrepreneurship isn’t a singular job,” Jayson Demers, founder and CEO of AudienceBloom, wrote in a recent Entrepreneur article. “It’s actually better seen (and thought of) as an amalgamation of different jobs. You oversee a number of different departments as your organization grows, and you take care of duties ranging from the very large (securing venture funding) to the very small…

Individual vs Team Recognition: Which & When to Use

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Individual and Team Recognition

“Recognition is simple, and comes naturally outside of the workplace; it’s a habit that more workplaces need to adopt in order to continue to foster a competitive business,” Sasha Bricel wrote in an HR.com blog post. “Today’s employees want to be acknowledged for successes affecting the company and are more inclined to drive results when their work is celebrated.” There’s…

It’s Summertime and the Work is Easy?

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Sweet Summertime

Most people grew up counting down the days until school ended and summer vacation began. A Captivate Network study found that workplace productivity drops 20 percent during the summer months. “Projects take 13 percent longer to complete and workers are 45 percent more distracted.” Knowing that people are more distracted during the summertime, you can take preemptive steps to motivate…

Why is Employee Recognition Put on the Back Burner?

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Recognition on the Backburner

“There’s one simple action that can dramatically increase any manager’s success in gaining the support and engagement of subordinates: recognize great work,” wrote David Sturt in the Harvard Business Review last year. “In two separate but recent studies involving nearly 3,500 employees, from startups to Fortune 100 companies, we found that recognition directly affects morale and engagement.” Despite its importance,…

5 Tools to Help You Better Recognize Your Employees

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Recognition Tools

Getting a paycheck is good, but being recognized for a job well done on top of the paycheck can be even better. Regularly recognizing employee efforts and achievements can go a long way toward motivating top performance and maintaining a high morale. These employee recognition tools can help you do just that. Online Employee Recognition Tools Online employee recognition tools…

Office Trends You Should Probably Just Go With…

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Working remotely

Happy employees are productive employees, and one way to keep employees happy is with new gadgets, toys, and policies that align with the freshest office trends. Even if the trends seem way too far-fetched for the more traditional businesses, you’re better off giving them a go than listening to employees rave about perks they certainly wished they had. Standing Desks…

20 Small & Simple Recognition Gifts Under $20

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Recognition Gift

It always serves managers well when they take time to recognize the efforts of the employees they oversee. However, recognition gifts can add up quickly and break the bank if you’re not careful. So print up a certificate to accompany these simple recognition gifts under $20 and treat your employees to reminders of why you appreciate their hard work. Clever…

How to Announce Promotions for a Positive Workplace

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Promotion at work

One of the most highly regarded techniques for recognizing an employee’s dedication and hard work is with a promotion. Promotions demonstrate to the staff your company’s efforts to promote from within while communicating to the promoted individual that his/her time and energy has been well spent. Use these methods to announce promotions to your entire staff so you can further…

What to do When Your Top Talent Quits

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Quitting Job

Moving on is simply part of advancing in a career. But when your top talent makes a beeline for the exit without announcing plans to step into a dream job elsewhere, it can leave you wondering what the heck went wrong. Take the resignation as a sign your company needs to do a little housekeeping. But first, learn as much…

How to Showcase Employees in your Office

Employee Recognition Ideas

Thank you

Citing poll findings from Maritz Research in a 2014 article, Inc. Magazine contributor Peter Economy shared, “Employees who are recognized on the job are: 5 times more likely to feel valued 7 times more likely to stay with the company 6 times more likely to invest in the company 11 times more likely to feel completely committed to the company.”…