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Do This, Not That: Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day falls on a Friday! It's the perfect day to plan something a little out of the ordinary. Do you host an off campus event? What about spot awards or a fun peer to peer recognition activity? How about some extra time off or a breakfast treat? 
While all of these are great gestures for a Friday appreciation event, we think the following ideas may spark some new thoughts for you and your team! Friday, March 3 is the big day, so we've included some scenarios for "what to do" and "what not to do" on employee appreciation day. Take some time to go out of your way and do something nice for a colleague who deserves it.
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Written by Maggie on March 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Six Service Award Program Trends HR Managers Need to Know

Is your company considering an employee recognition program? Here's what you need to know before getting started. 
Various independent studies have repeatedly shown how important it is for organizations to recognize their employees. Service award programs are the most popular type of recognition by far. We've included some best practices below for ensuring your award program is as effective as possible.
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Written by Maggie on October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Top 5 Trends In Modern Employee Award Programs

There's one recognition question we're asked on a daily basis: "How can my company start recognizing our employees in a meaningful way that's going to have a lasting impact?"
Each organization is unique, with a diverse set of employees, so one award method typically won't dazzle everyone. This is why Awards Network developed an ideal award program experience: a flexible platform that can be customized with your branding, which will track the metrics that are important to you, while gaining excitement among your team(s).
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Written by Maggie on May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

10 Metrics You Should Measure After Launching a New Award Program

Great, you've just started a new award program! Now what? It's important to measure your program's successes and failures, which can be challenging if you don't know where to start. Awards Network has a vast number of tools and resources available to help you track your recognition program's progress. Keep reading if you're looking for suggestions!
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Written by Maggie on February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Top 5 Motivational Quotes To Boost Morale

Try using these motivational quotes to inspire others! Do you know a co-worker, employee or friend who could use a little pick-me-up? Share some positivity and put a smile on that person's face! While it's great to have an all-inclusive employee recognition program to award employees, it's not required to make another person's day a little brighter.
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Written by Maggie on January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Employee Recognition Ideas: 5 Custom Award Program Website Themes

Have you ever tried to start a creative project but don't know where to begin?  Starting an employee recognition program to award employees should be exciting! Launching a new program should be a nice addition to your company culture, which can be simple and fun if you're using the right tools. Awards Network's team strives to create new, innovative and eye-catching award websites for our clients. The best part is: the award website is complimentary when you start a onetime gift award program with us. 
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Written by Maggie on November 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Considering an Employee Award Program

Have you been assigned the task of setting up a new employee award program? This could seem like a daunting task for anyone to undertake, especially when juggling multiple other projects. To get started, all you have to do is honestly answer seven straightforward questions. Awards Network can help you track, calculate and automate all your employee information so you're not burdened with any time consuming tasks.
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Written by Maggie on November 03, 2015 | 0 Comments

How to Resolve 4 Common Workplace Issues


Does your workplace have these four common predicaments?
Learn how to create an inclusive workplace by making some simple changes. We have some tips and advice on how you can change your employee culture by thinking outside the box with an employee award program! Start making subtle changes to see big results. 

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Written by Maggie on April 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

Take Control of Your Stress Level in the Workplace!

Dealing with work-related stress? You’re not alone! “More than one-third of American workers experience chronic work stress, with low salaries, lack of opportunity for advancement and heavy workloads,” according to the American Psychological Association’s new work stress study. With everyone stressed, there has to be a common denominator somewhere…it’s you! Your mood and perspective have 100 percent control over your stress level at work, but they can be some of the hardest things to change. Here are a few tips to help you get back in the driver seat of your stress level.

Observe and be observed

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Written by Maggie on April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why You Should Treat Employee Appreciation Day like Valentine’s Day

Employee Appreciation Day rightfully takes its place among a slew of other Hallmark-endorsed holidays. You wouldn’t dismiss your significant other on Valentine’s Day so don’t forget about your employees on Employee Appreciation Day! Keep the following thoughts in your head and close to your heart not just on Employee Appreciation Day but permanently to achieve the results you need.

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Written by Maggie on February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

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