Office Award Ideas for Sales Teams

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office award ideas for sales

“American Psychologist published a study where researchers found that top performers experienced a positive to negative emotions ratio at a minimum 3:1 and as high as 11:1. In other words, for a person to “thrive” he/she needs to experience at least 3 positive interactions for every 1 negative.” In other words, for a person to “thrive” he/she needs to experience at…

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…

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

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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.”…

How to Recognize Your Administrative Professionals on April 27th

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administrative professionals day

While management might be the head honchos in your office, it is the administrative professionals who make a lot happen. From answering phones to helping with projects, administrative professionals are the glue that keeps a business together when there’s deadlines, issues, and busy days. Beginning in 1953, office staff have dedicated time during the end of April to recognizing the…

5 Office Exercise Challenges Just in Time for Spring!

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office exercise

Whipping your employees into improved physical shape doesn’t have to involve a whip at all. In fact, a few fun office exercise challenges can be engaging enough that the spirit of competition and an awesome certificate of achievement will do. The key is to ensure you keep the office exercise challenges easy to track, amusing to complete and at a level…

How to Improve Employee Productivity

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employee productivity

What used to motivate employees thirty years ago, isn’t as enticing today. When you’re working with a staff of Millennials fresh out of college, you need to appeal to their desires to improve employee productivity. Canned ham gifts are out. Flex work days are in. Offer immediate gratification incentives. When you see an employee going above and beyond, reward him…

How to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day [March 4th!]

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many thanks

They are the backbone of your business and work together to reach company goals day in and day out. So on Friday, March 4, celebrate your employees. Each year employers across the country take time out of the first Friday in March to honor a job well done on National Employee Appreciation Day. Relax the Schedule Start the day off…

10 Content Ideas for an Amazing Internal Newsletter

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Internal Newsletter

Keeping your staff in the loop about company events and policy changes is critical. So, why not make it fun? Next time you design your internal newsletter, arrange a few of these unexpected pieces of content around the must-publish business news articles. Soon, employees will look forward to this regular piece of communication — even if it does list upcoming…

How to Create a Fun Work Environment

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How to Create a Fun Work Environment

Do Thursdays at work seem to drag on and on and on? So, why not goof around a bit? Thursday, January 28 is National Fun at Work Day so it’s completely appropriate to play a few gags on your co-workers, plan a special event or try one of these boredom-busting activities to get the entire office laughing. Hold a Costume…

10 Stellar Sales Recognition Ideas

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recognize your sales team

It requires ongoing efforts to keep your company’s sales force motivated and closing new clients. Of course you compensate them appropriately and provide regular recognition for their service, but if you’d like to get the most from your team, you’ll need to provide creative incentives that go beyond standard rewards. Here are ten sales recognition ideas designed to keep your…

Employee of the Month Criteria – From One Business to Another

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employee of the month

Research shows, “Seven out of 10 employees who report they’ve received some form of appreciation from their supervisors say they’re happy with their jobs.”  When deciding on an employee of the month, you want to evaluate individuals based on a variety of factors. Key employee of the month criteria include work performance, demeanor, professional growth, client/customer service, loyalty, dedication, and…

Ways to Incentivize Employees in the New Year

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Businesspeople In Meeting

Inventor, engineer, and businessman Charles Kettering once said, “Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.”   Just like an individual making a resolution, the new year is an ideal time to set goals for your business. Meeting those goals requires getting your employees on-board with your company’s plans…

Holiday Contests Ideas to Get the Most Out of Your Employees

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Arm wrestling

For businesses, the holidays are a time to sell, sell, sell. Whether you’re working in the retail sector or have an office job, your boss wants to see the company’s monthly profits soar this time of year. To boost those numbers, why not host a few friendly holiday contests among your employees to motivate them to do their best? Per…

Last Minute Recognition Gifts for Your All-Star Employees

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coffee club

It’s nearly year’s end at your office, which usually means it’s time to honor your best and brightest. Unfortunately, the usual ideas just aren’t making the cut for you. Candy, baked goods, food baskets- they just don’t seem like a proper way to say ‘thank you’ to those who have given so much of themselves. We understand; after all, our…