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Create a Recognition Program Your Employees Will Love [Bonus: Survey Question Ideas]

It’s no surprise that when employees feel unappreciated they are less productive in their job roles. Because of this, employers are continually finding themselves struggling with high turnover rates and trying to find creative ways to boost morale and overall employee performance. Simply put, happier employees frequently leads to higher productivity and increased profit for the business. In fact, companies with formal engagement programs realized a 26% higher change in annual revenues than all others

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Written by Lauren Singleton on June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

How Peer Recognition Can Take Your Awards Program to the Next Level

You’ve got a recognition program in place for your employees, but how do you take your program to the next level? Peer mentors and recognition can help make employees  feel more welcome and happier  in their workpl ace. When employees feel empowered, they are more productive and better team players. How does peer recognition motivate employees to work harder, be more productive, and love their careers?
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Written by Meredith Landers on June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

How to Create a Strong Workplace Culture in 4 Steps

Shockingly, almost 50% of employees are disengaged at work, and 53% of Americans are unhappy at work. This isn’t good for business, so what can you do? Defining your company’s workplace culture can help you place your employees’ values at the forefront of your business, fostering better teamwork, performance and engagement. What is workplace culture and how can you build one? Let’s get started!

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Written by Meredith Landers on June 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

13 Scary Statistics About Employee Engagement [Infographic]

Are you curious about creating a successful company culture? Start with employee engagement. Why? The more your employees are engaged, the more committed they are to their work and the more they care about the success of your company. Companies should always strive to keep employee engagement high, but sometimes efforts fall short. In the spirit of Halloween, here are 13 scary statistics that prove we can all be doing a better job at improving employee engagement.

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Written by Alexis Matheny on October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

33 Creative Employee Recognition Program Names and Themes

Picking an employee recognition program name isn't always easy. The name you choose will set the tone for the life of your program and a creative, fun and engaging name will help attract your employees to participate. A catchy name will help your employees remember your program too. If you're trying to choose a name and are looking for suggestions, check out these 33 creative employee recognition program names as inspiration.

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

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

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