Christmas Recognition Tip #2 – Plan the Party

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Nothing screams gratitude like treating your colleagues to an end-of-year party. Start planning the festive gathering now to make it the talk of the office all January-long. Here’s a few planning ideas to get you started: Will the party have a theme? Maybe it can tie in with a company slogan or the biggest project tackled during the year? If…

Christmas Recognition Tip #1 – Why Recognition?

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Does your company host a holiday gathering at the end of each year? If you just answered “no,” you may want to reconsider.  Why Employee Recognition? By giving a public shout out to key team members, you motivate the entire staff to strive for greatness in the coming year. It does a number of positive things for your organization including:…

What to Give your Boss on Boss’s Day (October 16)

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Happy Boss’s Day! If you enjoy working for your boss, why not show it with a gift this October 16th? After all, being the boss can be tough. Here are some simple ideas that won’t blow anyone’s budget, but are nice enough to show you put some thought into it: Personalized Gifts A personalized gift could include a small clock, business card…

Celebrate Customer Service Week with PaperDirect

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Customer service plays an important role in a company’s long-term success, and yet, customer service employees rarely receive the recognition they deserve. Customer Service Week provides the perfect opportunity for employers to show workers that their efforts are greatly appreciated. The best way to get the message out — and to encourage employees to keep up the good work —…

5 Ways to Celebrate Customer Service Week

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Your customer service representatives are the face of your company. They smooth out issues when mistakes occur. And, because every 2% increase in customer retention can be equal to 10% in cut costs, they can even save your company money. During Customer Service Week, let your customer service staff know how appreciated they are. Five ideas for celebrating: 1. Recognize…

What to Say When Presenting an Award [Script]

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One of the most effective ways to make employees and volunteers feel appreciated is by presenting them with an elegant award in recognition of their service. Awards in and of themselves are always welcomed by recipients. But why not go the extra mile and present the award in front of others along with a short, heartfelt speech about their contributions?…

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…