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May 10, 2018

Employee Engagement in the Finance Industry

When compared to all other industries, finance and banking suffer from high customer switching rates, low employee engagement levels, high turnover, and absenteeism. For banks, 20% of lost business in 2015 was due to poor service. The number of customers switching from one bank to a competing bank ranks higher than those who switched internet [...]
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April 26, 2018

Recognizing and Retaining Legal Support Staff

There’s no doubt that the legal industry is undergoing a transformation. In March 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the legal sector lost about 1,400 jobs in the months of January and February alone. Increased competition and poor recruitment policies are just some of the reasons for the decline in legal staff retention. [...]
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April 20, 2018

Employee Recognition and Motivation for Sales Teams

It can be difficult for managers to keep their employees motivated. Employees are unique in what drives them to work hard. Finding a universal way to keep everyone on task and moving forward is a challenge. However, one department is usually easy to dissect and determine what keeps them going.
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April 13, 2018

What’s Stopping You from Employee Recognition?

You’ve heard about employee recognition programs and you’ve read all the statistics about how useful they are to business development. You already know that an employee recognition program can help you manage staff turnover and improve employee relationships and that they enhance your company culture. Yet, you are holding back from [...]
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April 5, 2018

Preparing for Your Company Awards Show

When making an award presentation, it's important to remember that this may be the one opportunity your recipient is publicly recognized by his or her employer. To make the award memorable and effective, plan both the award design and the award ceremony ahead of time. Your careful planning will ensure that the value of the award is clearly [...]
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March 15, 2018

How to Build a Culture of Caring

A happy workforce is typically a thriving one. Employees who rate their overall job satisfaction as “high,” perform better, are more loyal to their company and produce higher quality work. A Columbia University study showed that the likelihood of job turnover at an organization with rich company environment was 13.9 percent, whereas the [...]
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March 7, 2018

Support Business Initiatives While Celebrating Women

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8, in honor of women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements. It has been observed since the early 1900s. The day is not affiliated with any one group, but brings together governments, women's organizations, corporations and charities. The day is marked around [...]
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February 7, 2018

Ecommerce Solutions for Your Business

Running a branded merchandise program can be daunting. That’s why Levy Marketing + Awards offers businesses simple-to-use solutions their supply program needs. Our ecommerce programs provide businesses with the tools they need to fulfill branded merchandise orders. We build customized ecommerce sites that house your branded promotional [...]
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February 1, 2018

Inspire Employees to Excellence

Having employees that are inspired and motivated is crucial to the success of your business. The ability to encourage employees and give them the tools they need to be excellent is a skill that must be learned over time. “Inspire Employee to Excellence Day” is the perfect day to practice your skills as a leader and motivator.
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January 18, 2018

Improve Workplace Culture with Verbal Recognition

For employees to thrive, your workplace culture must be positive. To build such a culture, employees need to feel appreciated. Giving recognition when it is deserved is an important part of developing a great workplace culture. Recognition does not have to be complicated. It can be as simple as a verbal or written communication that shows [...]
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