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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

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

Four Easy Steps to Writing a Personalized Employee Anniversary Letter

Sitting down to write a congratulatory letter of recognition to your employees can be a daunting task. Understandably, it might be hard to come up with the right words to say without sounding overly formal or insincere. We also know that you may feel tempted to draft a single script to use for all employee anniversaries that fly by, but trust us when we say that a personalized message will mean the world to your employees. 

The key is to keep in mind that you don't need to write a lengthy message to have a significant impact on your employees. Short and sweet with a personal touch will always win over long, lengthy and generic. To help you get started, we've listed four easy steps for you to follow when writing a congratulatory letter to your employees on their anniversary.

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Written by Alexis on March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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

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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