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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 10, 2018

Ask Levy: Measuring Impact

Dear Levy,
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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 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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July 26, 2018

A Guide to Employee Recognition Programs

Disengaged employees cost U.S. businesses an estimated $550 billion a year. Low engagement rates can cause businesses to struggle with employee retention, production, and even profit.
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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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