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July 11, 2018

How to Give Personalized Recognition

How your employees feel about the workplace can make or break your retention numbers. The experience they have each day influences their overall perception of the company. A poor experience could mean low attendance, high turnover, and no productivity.
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June 21, 2018

6 Ways to Celebrate Your Employees (That Don’t Involve Cake)

It’s someone’s special day. Be it a birthday, a retirement, or a celebration after meeting business goals, your office is no doubt going to host some type of forced social event involving cake. As your employees file into the breakroom you see their eyes rolling, they show reluctance to get up from their desks and join in on what should be a [...]
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May 3, 2018

The Custom Awards Process

So, you’ve decided to recognize your employees with a custom award. You’re excited and you can’t wait to see the looks on their faces when you present each staff member with a symbol of their hard work and dedication. But, before you roll out the red carpet and start presenting awards, you first need to design your custom award.
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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 22, 2018

Retaining Hospitality Employees

Did you know the employee turnover rate in the hospitality industry has reached a record high of 95%? For this reason, one new job opens up in the hospitality industry every 2.5 seconds. With such an influx of new jobs, you might think that finding employees to fill the jobs is easy. Unfortunately, it is not. Even though the hospitality is [...]
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February 21, 2018

Celebrate Your Employees!

March 2nd is Employee Appreciation Day  
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February 15, 2018

Employee Engagement in the Restaurant Industry

Employee turnover hurts. Not only does it create staff shortages, but it also costs restaurants significant amounts of money each year to advertise, interview, and train new employees. In a study by Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research, it is estimated that it costs businesses $5,864 for every employee lost. For the second [...]
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