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September 19, 2018

A Beginner’s Guide to Corporate Gift Giving

In the business world, there are a few occasions where gift giving is a welcomed form of recognition. Whether you oversee selecting a gift for an employee’s birthday, retirement, or a company gift to thank your team, corporate gift giving can be tricky. With the holidays approaching, you may have questions about what type of holiday gifts are [...]
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September 18, 2018

Ask Levy: Recognition by Gender

Dear Levy, Gender equality is a hot button issue in workplaces across the country. Should we be concerned about our recognition program? Do male and female employees need different types of recognition? --Recognition by Gender
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September 11, 2018

Levy League Update: Kicking Off the Season

Employee engagement is important to the success of every business. At Levy Marketing + Awards, we take every opportunity to keep our staff engagement levels at an all time high. What better way to boost employee engagement, improve communication, and introduce a little friendly competition than to participate in Fantasy Football?
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September 10, 2018

Ask Levy: Measuring Impact

Dear Levy,
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September 6, 2018

How to Highlight Hidden Talents in Your Workplace

You already know that it’s important to recognize your employees for the skills they bring to their job tasks, but did you know that you can also recognize them for the talents they have in things outside the office? Your employees are full of hidden talents. Maybe they like to bake, or sing karaoke on Saturday nights. Other employees may be [...]
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September 4, 2018

Ask Levy: No Appreciation

Dear Levy, I’m weighing out the pros and cons of an employee recognition program. Are there pros to not having a recognition program? What happens when an employee is never appreciated in his work environment? --Weighing the Pros of No Appreciation  
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August 30, 2018

How to Foster Collaboration in the Workplace

Building a work culture that is focused on communication, collaboration, and engagement takes time. Human resources directors are always strategizing their next move to increase employee engagement, but, it takes more than just buy-in from human resources departments to create and stick to an action plan. So, how does your organization [...]
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August 28, 2018

Ask Levy: Meaningful Initiatives

Dear Levy, I want to create an engaged workforce that finds meaning in the work they are doing. What is the single most meaningful initiative that can be taken in order to improve employee engagement? --Seeking Meaning  
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August 24, 2018

Ask Levy: I Want to Make the Office Fun

Dear Levy, I’ve been reading a lot about keeping employees engaged and happy. I want to start having more fun in the workplace. How do I create a fun office environment without losing productivity? --Just Wanna Have Fun  
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August 23, 2018

Why You Should Focus on Your B-Players

Employee recognition should be a staple in your workplace culture. Most companies implement some type of “employee of the month” award, or give incentives to employees who make the most sales in a quarter. Most employee recognition programs are designed to reward ‘Superstar’ employees who outperform others,  but what is that doing to motivate [...]
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