Companies awarded for employee happiness

The "When Work Works" award recognized places of business in the U.S. that are effective, flexible and boast a satisfied team of professionals. The award began in 2005 and was previously known as the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility. This honor is organized by the Families and Work Institute in partnership with The Society for Human Resource Management. It aims to show that the happiness of workers and financial business success ...
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Celebrate your staff this October with national days of recognition

The month of October has various national days of recognition for different jobs and passions. An easy and fun way to let your staff know you recognize and appreciate their hard work is through celebrating these little holidays. Oct. 2 - National Custodial Workers Day According to the National Day Calendar, Oct. 2 is the day to celebrate the hard-working men and women who manage the behind-the-scenes elements of your business. Without them, your organization would never be ...
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How to retain good medical professionals

Being a healthcare worker requires lots of training, passion, hard work and commitment. Once medical professionals have established themselves as a positive presence in your practice, you want to make sure you are doing everything in your power to keep them happy and motivated. According to the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, turnover for employees in the health industry is extremely high. Since finding and training new talent can be expensi...
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3 Ways Principals Can Show Teachers Appreciation

Teacher appreciation tips from FineAwards.com
By: Seth Fine Teaching is one of the most important and difficult careers that have a significant impact on students and our society. They mold our youth, building them up, and preparing them for the future. Teachers and faculty deserve the utmost respect and recognition from not only students but administrators. In fact, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day each year to show them how much they’re valued. However, we don’t have to wait for a designated day to show our tea...
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4 easy ways to improve your office environment

A comfortable work environment is key to eliciting the most from your devoted employees. Try implementing these ideas in your office and watch morale and productivity increase. 1. Keep the coffee flowing  Free coffee is a simple, inexpensive way to maintain your employees' happiness and help them stay motivated and very awake. HR World recommended adding some free snacks during, especially stressful times to keep energy levels high. 2. Add some plants  According to Forbes...
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Yuma recognizes exceptional city employees

The city of Yuma, Arizona, recently honored several of its employees for their achievements in the workplace with its Take Pride awards. The recognition awards highlighted good work from employees across a number of city departments for their customer service, leadership, and teamwork. Service to Yuma's citizens According to Yuma News Now, the awards spotlight those who perform admirably at work and contribute to their communities with endeavors such as volunteer efforts. T...
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How to hire and retain talented retail employees

The retail industry often sees high turnover in employees due to the odd hours and customer-focused environment. Because of this, it is important to do everything you can keep top talent on your team. 1. Show a future in the industry If your retail workers see their current t-shirt folding job as a dead end, they are less likely to perform at their best and are more likely to leave the company after a short amount of time, reported Spark Hire. Make sure to ask sales associa...
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How to build a more representative workforce

A growing population and economic imperatives have caused the workforce to grow over the years, and with that growth has come a change in composition. Business leaders may be wary of broaching the subject, but the fact is that the U.S. workforce has never been entirely inclusive. Great strides have been made within the last few decades, but many companies have yet to become truly inclusive of women and minorities, and some likely feel that they don't know how to change. Fortu...
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VolunteerMatch awards honor corporate community involvement

VolunteerMatch, an organization devoted to connecting people with volunteer positions, honored six companies at a ceremony in Detroit. The corporate awards were presented during the VolunteerMatch Summit, which took place Sept. 18-19 at the General Motors headquarters, according to MarketWatch. The companies were selected for being socially responsible and involved in the community. Market Watch reported that Morgan Stanley earned the award for Employee Volunteer Program o...
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Tangible rewards essential to employee retention

Your company's success is dependent on hiring the best and brightest talent - and keeping them. Showering praise on your team is certainly a great way to let them know that you appreciate their hard work and would like them to continue doing their best, but chances are an encouraging speech or motivational email will only stay with them temporarily. Forbes suggested showing your workers how much you appreciate them through physical gifts. Try creating custom awards for var...
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