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Employees who are music lovers have a big advantage when it comes to boosting their energy in the workplace: it creates engagement and generates a positive mood. Plugging in can help employees regain focus and harness their energy to complete repetitive tasks, especially if coffee doesn’t do the trick. Some employers are on the fence about allowing employees to enjoy music while they complete daily tasks because it can be perceived as a distraction rather than a benefit. Find out how music can boost engagement, morale and productivity throughout the day!Continue Reading »
If you are struggling with how to begin your employee recognition program, you are probably thinking about how you can award your employees. What criteria should you award in order to fulfill your program objectives? Your objectives and awards should be S.M.A.R.T. – Sincere, Meaningful, Adaptable, Relevant and Timely. This will help keep employees engaged in the program and motivated to move toward achievement. See below for some creative ways to award employees beyond years of service, retirement and safety awards.Continue Reading »
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.Continue Reading »
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.Continue Reading »
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.Continue Reading »
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!Continue Reading »
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.Continue Reading »
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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.
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.Continue Reading »