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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

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

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

Need Some Motivation at Work? How to Become a More Motivated Employee (or Boss)

What is the most motivating factor you can have at work? The truth is, there isn't just one motivating factor to remain fulfilled and challenged, but instead there are several factors.

Sometimes the ongoing to-do lists can become mundane and your job role can become a routine that you've fallen into. So how can you add some life to a dull day or lift your creativity? We have some ideas!
 

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Written by Maggie Stalbaum on June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 Matheny 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 Matheny 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 Matheny 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 Matheny on March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

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