5 tips for retaining blue-collar workers

By: Seth Fine If you own a business employing blue-collar workers, you know how difficult it is to find reliable, talented professionals. When you do find a hard-working, dependable staff member, you want to make sure you are doing everything in your power to keep them on board and prevent the high turnover rates common within the industry. Use these tips to retain your hard-working employees. 1. Pay well  While it might seem obvious, this is often a problem wi...
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Retain employees in the food service industry

By: Seth Fine The food service industry is notorious for having high employee turnover. This field often involves long hours of hard work with very little reward. If you work in a restaurant that is constantly losing and gaining workers, you know how much time and money it costs to constantly search for new hires. Use these tips to retain more workers and improve the quality of your workplace community. 1. Use personality assessments  According to the Hous...
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FineAwards.com creates premier custom lighthouse award for Red Lobster

By: Abigail Richards When Red Lobster wanted to upgrade their manager's award, they came to FineAwards.com looking for something spectacular. The company wanted something personal, breathtaking and one-of-a-kind - and that is exactly what it got.  According to CEO and designer Seth Fine, the journey to the perfect award began with the concept of a lighthouse, one of the restaurant's most recognizable symbols. From there, his team researched using pictures and pho...
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2014 Hank Aaron Award winners announced

By: Tucker Harrington This year's Hank Aaron award winners were announced Saturday, Oct. 25. The prestigious honor is given to the best offensive players in the American and National leagues. According to USA Today, Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins and Mike Trout from the Los Angeles Angels were this year's recipients. NBC Sports reported that Stanton led the National League in home runs, hitting 37 this season. He was second in his ...
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Portland, Maine, celebrates Indie Biz Awards

By: Abigail RichardsPortland, Maine, celebrated its Indie Biz Awards Wednesday, Oct. 22, at SPACE Gallery, a nonprofit art space. The recognition awards were put on by Buy Local, a campaign of the Portland Independent Business & Community Alliance. The organization hopes to encourage people to shop at locally owned businesses to strengthen Portland's economy and community and support independent entrepreneurship. The 2014 awards mark the event's fourth year...
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Tips for retaining older, more experienced workers

By: Seth FineBecause there is often a focus on attracting and hiring new talent, many businesses forget how valuable their most experienced staff members are. Often, these people have in-depth industry knowledge, a deep commitment to the company and a personal relationship with long-standing clients. Before you lose these precious resources, check out these useful retention strategies. 1. Location flexibility  Many older workers have retired spouses and friends, and...
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2014 National Design Awards ceremony held in New York City

By: Abigail Richards The National Design Awards aim to recognize influential and innovative people and businesses in the industry. They are organized by Cooper Hewitt and The Smithsonian Design Museum, and held during National Design Week. This year, the awards took place Oct. 9 at Chelsea Piers in New York City. According to The New York Times, the atmosphere of the night was as creative and fun as the award winners themselves. Etsy, the online shopp...
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Small business awards honor the best of Huntsville, Alabama

By: Jonathan Bennett A ceremony was held Oct. 16 to recognize the best small businesses in Huntsville, Alabama. The corporate awards were held at the Jackson Center and hosted by the Madison Chamber of Commerce, reported the Madison County Record. The Chamber Ambassador of the Year award was given to Kimberly Hardee, who works for IBERIABANK. Excellence in Leadership, a competitive category, was won by Beth Martin from Progress Bank, a local institution that ai...
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Survey: Employee recognition directly linked to work effort and happiness

By: Seth FineA survey released by the American Psychological Association's Center for Organizational Excellence revealed that recognition is key to employee motivation, satisfaction and work effort. The data  The findings indicated that only 51 percent of Americans feel valued by their employer. Less than half of the people surveyed think that recognition is fairly provided within their workplace, and 36 percent have not received any form of recognition at...
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World Trade Center Delaware awards announced

By: Tucker HarringtonThe World Trade Center Delaware recently announced the recipients of its World Trade in Motion awards. This is the fourth consecutive year the corporate awards have been held, noted Delaware Online. Sun-in-One Inc., based out of Wilmington, received the "excellence in international trade" award. The company makes solar-powered products, such as streetlights, panels and chargers. It aims to bring high-quality, eco-friendly, solar-powere...
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