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Sample Employee Appreciation Messages for Years of Service Awards

It's important to recognize employees on their service anniversaries and significant milestones. Many companies give years of service awards to their employees and write a message of appreciation to accompany the award. If you're struggling to find the words to write to your employee for their years of service milestone, check out these 12 sample employee appreciation messages for inspiration to help get you started!

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Written by Alexis Matheny on September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Incentive Program Ideas and Features You Should Implement (and Why)

After you set up an employee incentive program, you may notice a dip in program engagement occur after the first year. To turn that around, you should conduct a review of what is working and what isn't. By removing unsuccessful aspects of your program and adding new fun features, you can keep the program fresh and exciting for your employees. If you're stuck on what to do next and are looking for new incentive program ideas or new features to implement, consider including the following on your incentive program's website.

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Written by Alexis Matheny on August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

9 Tips for Setting Up a Successful Employee Suggestion Program


Adding a suggestion form to your employee incentive program is a great way to receive new ideas for company improvements. Without proper planning though, you may end up with suggestions that are not well thought through. Instead, you could be left filtering through complaints and frustrations that have no real potential for improvement. To prevent this from happening, follow our nine tips and best practices that will encourage your employees to submit positive ideas.

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Written by Alexis Matheny on August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

60 Actions and Goals to Reward Employees for [Infographic]

Are you curious to see what other companies reward their employees for? We are too!

This is why we've researched the most popular actions and goals that our clients reward employees for completing. You can use these 60 actions and goals as inspiration for starting a new incentive program at your company or adding new ideas for rewarding employees in your company's existing program. 

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Written by Alexis Matheny on July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

What's the difference between Reward, Recognition and Incentive?

Whether you're new to the industry or have years of experience, the terms reward, recognition and incentive can often be confusing and misused. We've set out to clarify these terms for you, in order to better assist you in your journey to finding the perfect employee program match.

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Written by Alexis Matheny on July 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

10 Perfect Employee Gifts for Summer

Summer is almost here and what better way to motivate your employees than with an abundance of brand name gifts that are perfect for summer activities! Whether you already have an employee incentive program in place, or are thinking of starting one, check out some of our sure-to-be most popular employee gifts redeemed this summer.

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Written by Alexis Matheny on June 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

Where to Start: Planning an Employee Incentive Program [Infographic]

Planning an employee incentive program can be a daunting task, especially if your company has never put a program in place before. Without a set plan, you can easily end up spending an overwhelming amount of time researching and making quick decisions that may never fall into place. If you're unsure where to start or are beginning a program from scratch, follow our timeline below to help you stay on track to setting up a successful program!

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Written by Alexis Matheny on June 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Secret to Boosting Engagement in your Employee Incentive Program

You've successfully launched your company's employee incentive program. All of your employees have access to the program and they've been informed on how it all works. As time goes on, however, you may find that you are not seeing consistent engagement in the program anymore. Login rates are down, achievements have dropped, and points are no longer being awarded frequently. What went wrong?

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Written by Alexis Matheny on April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

3 Ways to Reward Employees [Infographic]

(HINT: They aren't cash.) We know cash may be an easy way for companies to reward their employees, but the easy way isn't always the best way. If you want your employees to remember the recognition you are giving them, there are better reward options out there which will be more personal and memorable to your employees.

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Written by Alexis Matheny on April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

QUIZ: Are You an Employee Recognition Expert?

Are you a rewards and recognition know-it-all? Are you the best at following employee recognition best practices? Maybe you could just use some brushing up on your knowledge of employee recognition. Whatever the case may be, take our quiz to see how much of an expert you really are!

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Written by Alexis Matheny on March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

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