Motivate employees with workplace recognition

By: Tucker Harrington Some bosses or managers might assume that the standard pat on the back after a job well done is enough to please most employees. However, new emerging data has found people in the workplace need more praise for their hard work in order for them to continue to put their hearts into the business in which they're involved. New statistics have found employees around the nation are more disengaged in their workplace than ever before, nearly 71 percent are ...
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Feist receives Polaris Prize

By: Tucker HarringtonIndie singer Feist burst onto the scene a few years back with her catchy love song, "1234." The singer was recently honored for her work as an artist in her homeland of Canada. She was chosen for Canada's Polaris Prize for 2012. MusicNews.com reports the award comes with more than just prestige, as recipients also receive $30,000.Feist was presented with one of these recognition awards by last year's recipients - Jeremy Gara and Tim Ki...
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A.J. Ellis wins Roy Campanella Award

By: Tucker HarringtonL.A. Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis was recently honored with one of the most prestigious recognition awards a player on the team can earn. The Los Angeles Times reports Ellis, who is in his first full season as a major leaguer, was announced as the recipient of the seventh annual Roy Campanella Award.The honor is given out annually to the Dodgers player who best exemplifies the "spirit and leadership" of the late great Hall of Fame catcher. Ellis s...
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Tom Gould earns Harry Ankeles Community Service Award 2012

By: Abigail RichardsTom Gould, Peabody city councilor, was recently honored for his commitment in supporting his town. The Boston Globe reports Gould, who is also the owner of Treadwell's Ice Cream, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2012 Harry Ankeles Community Service Award by the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce.Deanna Healey, the president and CEO of the Peabody Area Chambers of Commerce, shared with the news outlet all Gould has done for the community. Ac...
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Latin Grammy Award nominations announced

By: Tucker HarringtonSuperstar Juan Luis Guerra is at the front of the pack in terms of nominations for the 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards. Guerra is up for six awards, including Record and Song of the Year for his hit "En el Cielo No Hay Hospital," The Los Angeles Times reports.Guerra will have some steep competition however, as pop duo Jesse & Joy are close behind with five nods, while seven other acts are in the running for four awards. Due to the popularity...
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Robert De Niro to be honored for his acting chops

By: Abigail RichadsActor Robert De Niro has proved throughout his long-standing career that he can be scary, dangerous, tough, nice and funny, and now he is being praised by critics. The Press Association reports the Hollywood Film Awards will be gifting De Niro with the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award.De Niro is receiving one of these recognition awards for his portrayal of the father of a depressed high school teacher in the comedic drama "Silver Linings Playbook.&quo...
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Glass awards shine on worthy employees’ desks

By: Jonathan BennettMany offices around the nation are beginning to realize just how important it is to give credit where credit is due when it comes to praising employees who continue to give 110 percent. There are a variety of ways in which a manager or boss could offer praise to someone in the office who does his or her work and then some each day.Sales Sale awards are typically showcased by way of commission the top sales rep makes for each happy client, however getting p...
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Use crystal awards to honor winners of Fantasy Football leagues

By: Tucker HarringtonThere is perhaps nothing better than a little friendly competition among peers, and football season is a great time for fun and a bit of betting. Many men and women around the nation take part in Football Fantasy Leagues, square games or other forms of sports betting that pegs friends against friends for top prizes.Money is commonly the award presented to the champion, along with bragging rights, but there may be an even better and more cemented way to ho...
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Dame Helen Mirren to receive award from European Film Academy

By: Abigail RichardsDame Helen Mirren has been making films for decades and the actress was recently honored for her talent. BBC News reports Mirren is set to receive an award for her achievement in world cinema from the European Film Academy.Mirren will be able to pick up one of these recognition awards during the ceremony that is set to take place on December 1 in Malta. Mirren was thrilled by the news and expressed her gratitude in a statement."It was discovering the ...
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ACM Honor Awards go off without a hitch

By: Jonathan BennettThe sixth annual Academy of Country Music Honors was recently held to recognize the specialty award winners that aren't featured during the academy's ACM Awards Show held this past April. The Tennessean reports this year's event was hosted by country crooner Dierks Bentley and the event was fun and drama-free.Winners of this year's ACM Honors include Kenny Chesney for the Crystal Milestone Award, Vince Gill for the Career Achievement Aw...
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