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15 Custom Website Samples to Spark Ideas for Your Employee Award Program

Have you ever had an awesome idea that would greatly benefit your employees, but found the creative side of the project was hanging you up? Too often we see great ideas be put to the wayside simply because a team may not be sure on how to implement the concept within their company’s framework. Launching an award program for your employees should be a fun and exciting time, as the benefits of a reward program are tremendous and impactful. Here at Awards Network, we want to also make sure your award program is simple, user-friendly, and, most importantly, customized to fit your exact vision.
   
We frequently help clients fuse their program ideas with their company’s brand and culture. Here are five unique trends, shown in 15 samples, that we've designed for our clients:

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Written by Ashley on August 22, 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

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

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 Matheny on November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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