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January 9, 2019

Ask Levy: Inspiring Employees

Dear Levy, My employees do great work and never seem to slack. They are hardly ever late to work; however, they make a point to leave within seconds of the official quitting time every day. Regardless of what they are working on or what is happening, they will get up, gather their things, and walk out the door at 5:00 pm on the dot. I don’t [...]
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December 27, 2018

How to Recognize Remote Employees

You have a great company with great people working to help achieve business goals. Your company spans over several locations and several of your employees are working from remote areas in cities across the country. These remote workers have been an integral part of your company’s growth. Some are eager college graduates, willing to travel [...]
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December 18, 2018

Ways to Motivate Employees During the Holidays

Celebrating the holiday season can be a fun way to keep your employees engaged and focused. But as the season progresses, you may start to notice employees who are losing steam. Your employees are extra busy during the holiday months as they are making time for visiting friends, shopping, baking, and enjoying holiday celebrations with family. [...]
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December 13, 2018

How to Calculate Return on Investment from Your Recognition Program

Now that you have the support of company leaders and have been given permission to start an employee recognition program, you’re probably tasked with proving to your higher ups that the program is worth it. No doubt you have been asked, “What’s the return on investment on a program like this?”
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December 7, 2018

Ask Levy: Difference Between Employee Engagement and Employee Recognition

Dear Levy, I was speaking to a colleague about ways to improve our workplace culture. She suggested more employee engagement activities. I suggested more employee recognition. Is there a difference? If they are different, do we need to do both? What makes one more beneficial than the other? --Engagement vs. Recognition
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December 5, 2018

2018 Salt City Bowl

Founded in 2009, the annual Salt City Bowl features teams from the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and the Western States Football League. For the 2018 match up, game organizers wanted a new trophy design and plaques to recognize the most valuable player on offense and defense.
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November 29, 2018

Why Your Employees are Disengaged

Employee disengagement is something all employers fear. Having a workforce that is uninvolved and unproductive can be damaging to the company’s bottom line. When employees are disengaged, they are not at peak performance. Tasks do not get completed and project deadlines can suffer.
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November 21, 2018

Ask Levy: Team Building Activities

Dear Levy, How important are team building activities for a company? How often should we take time to do teamwork exercises? --Teambuilder
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November 7, 2018

Three Reasons to Invest in Employee Recognition

Is employee recognition something that your company prioritizes daily or are employee achievements celebrated every now and then? Often, businesses struggle with knowing when and how to recognize their employees. Why limit employee recognition to just one day? Why not make recognition a continual thing throughout the year? Here are some [...]
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November 5, 2018

Ask Levy: Bickering Team Members

Dear Levy, I want to know how to stop bickering among team members. --Lisa  
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