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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 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 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 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 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 on March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

10 Fun Days to Incorporate into your Employee Award Program

 
Who says rewarding employees should only apply to traditional reasons? While recognizing employees for milestones and goal achievement is incredibly important (and should be the main focus of any award program), it's always a good idea to incorporate some fun and unusual rewards to keep employees engaged
 
If you're looking to spice up your employee award program or are searching for unique ways to bring fun into your company culture, consider adding one of the following days to your program's agenda.
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Written by Alexis on January 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

Our Hottest Holiday Gifts of 2016

 
If you're searching to give the gift of choice to your employees this holiday season, look no further! Awards Network has all of this year's popular gifts that your employees are sure to love.
 
The Awards Network online catalog features thousands of brand name gifts for a wide variety of lifestyles, giving employees plenty of options to choose from. Based on the most popular items of the 2016, we've predicted the top 10 gifts sure to be redeemed by employees this holiday season!
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Written by Alexis on November 18, 2016 | 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

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