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July 26, 2017

Employee Volunteer Programs

Did you know replacing an employee can set a company back more than three times the employee’s annual salary? According to a Gallup report, people moving from job to job can cost the overall economy more than $350 billion every year. In the same report, 71% of American workers stated that they were not engaged in their current work position. [...]
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July 11, 2017

A Recipe for Recognition

There is nothing worse than giving it your all at work and not receiving any sort of acknowledgement for your efforts. According to a study by CareerBuilder, 40% of employees who don’t feel meaningfully recognized will not go above and beyond their formal responsibilities. That said, 24% of employees say they appreciate recognition that comes [...]
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July 6, 2017

Fun Recognition Ideas for Summer

For you and your employees the summer season is a less formal time at the office. Work schedules may be more flexible to accommodate children being out of school. Workloads may become less stringent as clients and partnering businesses go on vacation. Many companies even allow a more relaxed dress code to keep employees comfortable during [...]
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June 29, 2017

Knead for Knowledge

For over 10 years, Covelli Family Limited Partnership has been partnering with the Children’s Cancer Center.  In 2012, the Panera Bread Knead for Knowledge Program was launched in an effort to combine Covelli Family Limited Partnership’s passion for education with their love of the Children’s Cancer Center.
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June 21, 2017

National Selfie Day 2017

Company culture is the personality of a company. It defines the environment in which employees work. Company culture includes a variety of elements, including work environment, company mission, value, ethics, expectations, and goals. Employees tend to enjoy work when their needs and values are consistent with those in the workplace. They tend [...]
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June 14, 2017

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Business Success through Recognition It’s no secret that woman-owned businesses are some of the fastest growing in the world. Today, there are more than 9.4 million firms owned by women. Some might say the secret to their success is because of tax breaks, government policies, and warm economic growth climates. While these things do help [...]
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June 7, 2017

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Business Meeting

Whether you are an experienced professional, or a first timer, many people feel pressured when hosting meetings with influential people and perspective clients. Making an impact during business meetings can be a difficult thing to do. Creating presentations, printing reports, and memorizing data are just some of the ways you prepare for a [...]
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June 1, 2017

Recognizing Association Members

Demonstrating your appreciation for and recognizing member contributions to your organization is important. Whether you are a non-profit group raising money for cancer research or a networking group building connections with business leaders in your community, you are a team working together to further the success of your organization. You [...]
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May 25, 2017

The Number of Women Entrepreneurs is Growing

Women’s empowerment has taken front and center in today’s discussions on business development and entrepreneurship. Many businesses have started to recognize that women are a crucial part to economic growth in the United States and around the world.
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May 16, 2017

Building Team Spirit

All teams have been there- it’s halftime and your team is down against a big-time opponent. It seems impossible to win as you head into the locker room. This is when a team’s morale is put to the test. Teams that are able to pull together as one and find that extra burst of team spirit can overcome trials better than teams who do not get [...]
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