Consulting firm recognized for excellent onboarding

By: Jonathan BennettIt's important for employers to point out those workers who perform their jobs admirably, but companies that do their part for their staff should be recognized as well. One such business is TRC Consulting, Inc., which recently received the national Telly Award, according to a press release. The company was recognized for its new employee training video, titled "Finding Your Voice."​Training video  TRC Consulting provides management...
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Wells Fargo honors employees’ volunteer efforts

By: Abigail RichardsWells Fargo recently granted its yearly Volunteer Service Awards, honoring employees who have dedicated significant amounts of their time to charitable causes. According to the bank, its staff contributed nearly 1.7 million hours to volunteer organizations last year alone, with a benefit equivalent to more than $38 million for the charities.Supporting employees and charities  Some of these recognition awards do more than provide a boost for employees....
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Personal attention can break the disengagement habit

By: Seth FineFor employees to be engaged with what they're doing, they first have to be interested in their work and be motivated enough to do it well. However, not all of the burden of engagement can fall onto individual employees. Even a strong worker can falter in an environment where effort isn't rewarded appropriately or goals are unclear. That doesn't let those who sleepwalk through their work off the hook, but it does mean that managers at companies with...
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Candy industry veteran wins Kettle Award

By: Tucker HarringtonThe winner of one of the sweetest awards around - the confectionery industry's Kettle Award - was recently announced. According to Candy Industry magazine, the organizers of the recognition awards, this year's honor went to Mike Bianco, Jelly Belly's former senior vice president of global operations and distribution and current consultant for the company.Long service  Candy Industry reported that Bianco has spent 28 years at Jelly Bell...
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Motivate Your Sales Team

Motivate Your Sales Team  As the end of summer wraps up it’s time to put away your beach towels and coolers and put back on your sales hat!  So how can you motive your sales team to dust off the sand and refocus on their sales drive? At FineAwards.com we challenge our sales team with a fun sales competition!  Start by incorporating a fun board game like “Monopoly” and tape the board up on the wall in your sales area.  Place Velcro on each of the spaces the pieces can move...
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Build your own recognition awards program

By: Seth FineIt can be easy to think that higher salaries or more time off are the only ways to keep workers loyal to their company. While these strategies could certainly help, not every organization can afford the burden that raises and extra vacation time would impose. Fortunately, these aren't the only tools at managers' disposal in the fight for employee retention. Rather than relying solely on financial rewards to boost employee performance, businesses ca...
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The best of Gamescom 2014

By: Tucker HarringtonThis year's Gamescom convention - one of the video game industry's largest events, held yearly in Cologne, Germany - recently ended, followed by an announcement of the best in show. Gamescom attracted 335,000 people from 88 countries in the course of its five-day run, according to official statistics. By comparison, E3, the most well-known video game convention in the U.S., was attended by 48,900 people this year, Polygon reported. Over 700...
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APA honors contributions to psychology

Each year, the American Psychological Association bestows its Distinguished Contribution Awards on a number of professionals who have advanced some aspect of the field of psychology. The recognition awards each year are numerous, but some of this year's top honors went to members of faculty at Texas A&M University, Arizona State University and Spelman College.Lifetime Contribution  The Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology is the AP...
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Personalized rewards show employees that they matter

By: Seth FineEmployees generally work better and feel more satisfaction at their jobs when they know that their contributions to the company are valued. However, even some well-meaning employers may be sending the wrong message when they try to recognize workers. Recognition awards are a great way of promoting engagement, but unless they honor workers as individuals, they're likely to fall flat.More than just a name  Forbes reported on the dangers of treating employ...
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Extreme Quality Control at FineAwards.com

Extreme Quality Control   Here at FineAwards.com we take our quality control process to the next level.  Typically quality control in most awards companies starts once your awards are produced.  A normal quality control associate’s main responsibility is to make sure your awards are clean and put into a gift box.  Not here at Fine Awards.    Our quality control has an extensive checklist prior to your order going into production.  It  starts with verifying your proof mat...
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