5 gifts your employees will love

By: Seth FineYou want to acknowledge all the hard work our staff puts into making your business a success. When a compensation raise is just not an option, there are still plenty of thoughtful ways to recognize your workers. Check out these five gifts your whole team will be sure to appreciate. 1. Flowers  You might not think to give the gift of fresh flowers to your employees, but they will surely be touched by this thoughtful gesture. Forbes magazine noted that th...
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Make a New Year’s resolution to retain top employees: Part 2 [VIDEO]

transcript Welcome back to our series on making a New Year's resolution to retain high-performing workers. Last time, we discussed the importance of having regular check-ins with staff members to learn what they enjoy and what they would change about your office culture. Now, let's talk about the importance of employee recognition. This year, make it a point to acknowledge the achievements of your team. Use informal recognition strategies on a weekly basis - stop by emp...
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Make an effort to retain customer service employees

By: Seth Fine Like with most jobs, customer service representatives need to posses a specific set of skills. Though it may be a fairly simple position on paper, people with this job can make or break many of your important client relations. When you find qualified and passionate representatives, it is important to do everything you can to recognize and retain them. Finding the perfect fit  According to Business 2 Community, retaining customer service employees ...
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The real cost of employee turnover

By: Seth FineAs a hiring manager, you know that constantly replacing employees in your organization can take a toll on your stress level, but do you know how much it is draining your business financially? Check out these facts about the cost of hiring new workers and tips on how to better retain your current workforce. The cost of replacement  If you work for an industry with traditionally lower wages, like retail or food service, you are probably used to a high rat...
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Workers of different ages have different recognition preferences

By: Seth Fine A diverse work place has a lot of benefits: Having employees with a variety of ages allows you to connect to a large customer base and forge inter-generational connections among your staff. It can also be difficult when deciding what recognition strategies to use. While everyone likes being acknowledged for their hard work, older and younger workers don't always appreciate the same type of recognition. Younger generations  According to B...
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American Country Countdown Awards featured industry superstars

By: Jonathan Bennett The first annual American Country Countdown Awards took place Monday, Dec. 15. The televised recognition awards, which were held at Nashville's Music City Center, featured a star-studded guest list and a variety of big-name performers. According to Billboard, singer Jason Aldean was one of the big winners of the night. He was named Artist of the Year and performed his popular song "Just Gettin' Started" after being ...
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Recruit to retain: Tips for attracting the best employees

By: Seth Fine As a manager, you are always looking for effective ways to retain employees. If this has become a major issue for your organization, it is a good idea to take a look at recruiting and hiring practices. Using a strategic approach to bringing new candidates on board will result in a better company fit - something that is crucial when trying to reduce employee turnover rates. Use these tips to help select the best workers. 1. Take on an active role  ...
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BBC Music Awards host a star-studded celebration

By: Abigail Richards The first BBC Music Awards aired to an audience of nearly 4 million on Dec. 11. Featuring a plethora of celebrity appearances and impressive performances, the recognition awards aimed to celebrate the accomplishments of the music industry's most talented artists. According to BBC News, singers Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams swept the competition, taking home the majority of the prestigious awards. Williams' song "Happy"...
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3 non-monetary ways to retain your best workers

By: Seth Fine While every worker would appreciate the occasional raise or big bonus check, sometimes company resources do not allow for large financial incentives. Even when cash gifts are not an option, there are plenty of ways to show your best employees you care about them and would like to retain them. Check out these non-monetary ways to recognize the outstanding efforts of your staff and keep them motivated to achieve more. 1. Flexible schedules  Even if ...
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NASCAR Awards Ceremony celebrates accomplishments of 2014

By: Tucker Harrington NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series Awards, held in Las Vegas Dec. 5, celebrated the major achievements within the sport throughout 2014. According to USA Today, the recognition awards were held at the Wynn Resort and hosted by comedian Jay Mohr, who fired jokes at everyone from respected NASCAR veterans to rookies with less than ideal seasons. His banter lightened the mood and made for an enjoyable evening. The Most Popular Driver award ...
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