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.

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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15 Creative Perks to Keep Employees Happy

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Sometimes small businesses need more than just competitive compensation to keep employees happy. If you’re looking for some creative perks, consider one or more of the following. They will certainly keep employees working hard! Creative Perks: Bring Your Dog to … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Boost Student Morale

Spring is nearly here, which means the end of school is nearly here. You might notice that your students are starting to fade in the classroom. Finding ways to boost student morale will help them reach the end of the … Continue reading

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5 Signs of an Unhappy Employee (and how to turn them around)

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It’s no secret that happy employees are also more productive employees. And while your business should have incentive and advancement policies in effect to motivate and appease workers, it’s not always rainbows and butterflies. No, sooner or later, you’re bound … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Employee and Company Stress

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Stress in the workplace causes employee absenteeism, decreased productivity, employee turnover and medical expenses. These expenses and others cost companies $200 billion each year. Your company can learn how to reduce employee stress and improve your bottom line when you … Continue reading

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