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.

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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Christmas Recognition Tip #12 – Tips for Presenting

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There’s a more to presenting an award than opening a sealed envelope and announcing the person’s name. To keep your audience engaged and the award recipient feeling like a million dollars, prepare a short, informative speech. Keep the presentation lighthearted … Continue reading

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Christmas Recognition Tip #11 – Organize the Event

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Your end-of-year holiday office party is just around the corner. This week finalize the plans and get everything organized. Here’s a checklist to get you started: Remind employees of the party date and time with an office email. Verify your … Continue reading

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Christmas Recognition Tip #10 – Design & Print

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Once you’ve brainstormed a list of employees and awards they should receive, it’s time to get busy. Start designing and printing the certificates. We make this process incredibly simple with our awards templates. Our Templates Are: emailed to you for … Continue reading

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Keeping Employees Happy During the Holidays (It’s Easier Than you Think!)

For some companies, the holidays are a quiet and peaceful period. For others, especially those in the retail sector, it’s one of the busiest, most hectic times of the year. This can mean extra stress for employees, who may be … Continue reading

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Christmas Recognition Tip #9 – Low/No Cost Gifts

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This holiday season, show your staff extra appreciation for their hard work and dedication to making the business grow and prosper all year long. If the business has just a few employees, or is a start-up, it’s best to keep … Continue reading

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Christmas Recognition Tip #8 – Award Ideas

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Do you love the idea of showing employee appreciation, but just aren’t sure where to start? Make the award ceremony insightful and comical at the same time. Here’s a few award ideas to get the staff smiling! Morning Person Award: … Continue reading

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Christmas Recognition Tip #7 – Gift Ideas

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When employees reach specific milestones in their career, present them with a meaningful gift. These celebrations often happen at incremental anniversaries, starting after five or 10 years with the company. As the employee invests more time at the company, the … Continue reading

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Christmas Recognition Tip #6 – Certificates

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Award certificates are an economical way to show your employees appreciation. These paper documents are personalized, signed by an authority figure and often show up in celebratory photographs. So, why not make them extra special? Here’s four ways to embellish … Continue reading

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