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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

Giving the Best Gift - Examples of Popular Employee Service Awards

As I mentioned in a previous post on planning what awards to use in your service award program, there is literally no end to what companies might use to award their employees but rather than subject you to an entire book on the topic, I’m just going to focus on just a few of most popular award types that I’ve encountered.
 
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Written by Andi on September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 5 Ws and 1 H of Planning an Employee Service Award Program – Part 5: Why

 
 

Recognizing employee length of service milestones is one of the most traditional reasons to award employees but a lot of companies still haven’t tackled putting some sort of formal service award plan into place.

With all of the different reasons to recognize and reward employees you might be wondering why this type of award is so important. Here are a couple of the most straightforward reasons to begin your recognition efforts with this type of program:

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Written by Andi on September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 5 Ws and 1 H of Planning an Employee Service Award Program – Part 4: How

 
 

There are many aspects to consider when planning out an employee service award program. To make your planning a bit more streamlined we’re tackling the “5 Ws and 1 H” of an employee service award program.

Last time we considered “Where and When” your program would present awards to employees and this time we will take a look at the various considerations in “How” you can present awards.

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Written by Andi on August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 5 Ws and 1 H of Planning an Employee Service Award Program – Part 3: Where and When

 
 

Structuring an employee service award program to recognize length of service at your company can be a daunting task. To break this process down into more manageable steps we’re tackling the “5 Ws and 1 H” of an employee service award program.

Last time we considered “What” type of awards your service award program will use to recognize milestones and this time we will take a look at “When” and “Where” you will actually present these awards.

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Written by Andi on August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

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