How to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day on March 3, 2017

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Bagels for Employee Appreciation Day

March 3 is the twelfth annual celebration of Employee Appreciation Day. Even better, in 2017, Employee Appreciation Day falls on a Friday, which opens up so many opportunities for recognizing your hardest working staff members. So take some time to let your people know you appreciate them because your company couldn’t run without them. What’s more, your team deserves it, don’t they? If…

Why Meditation at Work is Beneficial

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meditation at work

No matter which industry you’re in, every productive office has the same kind of vibe. It’s a group of talented professionals (and part-time oddballs) who are coming together to get a lot of work done in as little time as possible. Any motivated office can be a breeding ground for stress, it’s only natural. However, you don’t need to simply…

Budgeting for Employee Recognition: Tips & Advice

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Budgeting for Employee Recognition

You love spoiling your staff. Now, make it fit into your yearly budget! With a few simple steps, HR pros and administrative staff can add a well-planned line item to the expense proposal when budgeting for employee recognition. This will make your employees feel appreciated throughout the new year! Calculate the Number of Employees First, you have to know how…

How Small Business Can Start 2017 Off Right

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How Small Business Can Start 2017 Off Right - PaperDirect

It is hard to believe that 2016 is nearly over. While most people focus on the holidays, entrepreneurs are looking ahead to 2017 and considering how they can start the new year off on the right foot. From marketing trends to building local connections, there are many ways small business owners can kick off a prosperous year in 2017. Mobile-Centric…

20 End of the Year Superlatives for Rockstar Employees

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End of Year Superlatives for Rockstar Employees

At the end of the year, it’s only natural to take a few minutes and reflect the great work your employees did over the previous twelve months. What better way to show them that you sincerely appreciate all the great work they’ve done for you and the company than with a little recognition that’s unique to them. With a simple superlative…

Corporate Holiday Messages to Employees

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Corporate Holiday Messages

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s almost time to express thanks for all your employees’ hard work over the previous year. While you’re likely thinking of giving them a bonus or some other token of your gratitude, don’t underestimate a personal note that expresses your gratitude and deepens your employer-employee relationship. If you’re looking to thank your employees for a…

Employee Office Awards Inspired from 2016

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Office Award Ideas inspired by 2016

Giving out employee office awards at the end of the year is a great way to celebrate the year and boost moral. While traditional office awards are tried and true, you may be wanting to spice things up with some relevant, clever superlatives.  Some consider this year quite the trainwreck, so let’s bid farewell with these office award ideas- 2016 style….

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…