10 Simple Ways to Cheer up Your Staff

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According to BusinessWeek, the happier the worker, the more productive they become. Therefore, as an employer, you will likely appreciate the 10 ways to cheer up staff listed below: Acknowledge Accomplishments Sometimes, all it takes to lift someone’s spirits is a simply thank you, or acknowledgment of the hard work that they do. You can accomplish this by saying it…

5 Ways to Boost your Productivity before the Holidays

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The excitement and stress that surrounds the holidays, combined with the shorter days, can become problematic for you as a business owner when it comes to productivity. It is a challenge–but not impossible–to keep your employees motivated, while in the midst of family visits and numerous functions and while they are dealing with the stress that comes from providing gifts…

10 Employee Service Award Ideas

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One of the best ways to ensure the success of your business is to secure the best and most productive employees — but hiring high quality candidates isn’t the only way to guarantee that you are going to get a good return on your investment. You need to reward your employees and show them that you appreciate their hard work…

How to Start an Employee of the Month Program

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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 their efforts. This will often boost overall productivity and improve morale in the office. Learn how to start employee of…

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 of lowering your turnover rate. If you aren’t sure how to improve employee turnover, try implementing one or more of…

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 Work day. It’s all in the name. Dogs have been known to calm the stressed while boosting moods. Plus, many…

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 implement several tips. Encourage Exercise Exercise is proven to reduce obesity, improve immunity and boost moods. Encourage employees to exercise…

How to Manage Employee of the Year Nominations

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Employee of the year nominations are important to businesses. It shows that the employer cares for its employees. However, when a business gives out recognition certificates, they can’t look cheap or the employees will be gathering around the proverbial water cooler. Paper Direct uses quality stock and ink to print certificates so that your employees know that you really mean…

The 15 Most Creative Employee Recognition Categories

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Creative employee recognition categories make the people who work for your organization feel truly appreciated. They show that you have thought about each person’s contributions and chosen to recognize the unique benefit they bring to the company. Awards are also a great way to boost morale among your employees. Here are 15 creative employee recognition categories for your next awards…

15 Cheap and Hilarious Employee Recognition Ideas

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Honor employees for their unique contribution to your firm with a lineup of cheap and hilarious employee recognition ideas. Order a batch of blank certificates and print up a passel of awards that hit a high note for their accuracy and humor. Early Bird Award: The early bird is always at his or her desk way before you even walk…

How to Reward Employees for a Job Well Done

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After a year of hard work, your employees are looking forward to spending the Christmas season with their friends and family. As a business owner or manager, this is the time of year to show your appreciation for the people who work for you. You will want to know how to reward employees for doing a superb job, while also…

How to Reward Employees for a Year of Hard Work

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The Christmas season is usually the time to recognize and reward employees for a year of hard work and effort. If your company’s budget is tight, you might not be able to afford giving each employee a cash bonus or pay for a big holiday party. But, there are plenty of inexpensive ways to say “thank you” to your staff…

National Make a Difference Day – Saturday, October 26

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The people you work with can make or break your company’s success. It’s important to take time for activities and efforts that make employees feel good about themselves and one another. One of the best things you and your team can do together is participate in events like National Make a Difference Day. For over two decades, people have come…

Frame Your Diplomas and Awards and Nail Them to the Wall

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Congratulations, you graduated! Whether you graduated from high school, college or continuing education, it’s a huge achievement that will propel you forward in your life and your career. Now that you have your diploma, or once you receive it in the mail, don’t just stick it in a box or toss it aside where it will gather dust or get…

4 Tips to Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers

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Most of us have had the unpleasant experience of dealing with a difficult coworker, whether it’s in a large office setting, the service industry, or a small business environment. Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht describe four types of co-workers in the in their book, “The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Work.” They are as follows: The Talker, The Kiss Up,…