How to get the most out of your employees

By: Seth FineUndoubtedly, you chose your employees for a reason. After reviewing their resumes and interviewing with them, you felt as though their qualifications and personalities made for a good with fit your organization. So why aren't they performing at levels you know they're capable of? Perhaps it could have something to do with your institution's culture and managerial techniques. It's a good idea to re-evaluate these practices if you sense a d...
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4 ways to boost employee morale

By: Seth Fine Low workplace morale can have dire consequences for your organization. It can directly affect production, causing your institution to operate below its potential. It can also influence worker happiness, which could ultimately result in a high turnover rate. Keep your staff productive, happy and satisfied by placing a focus on the spirit and energy of your office. Use these four techniques to boost employee morale and maintain a thriving organization. 1...
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Our New Sr. Director of Internet Marketing!

We are extremely excited to announce the addition to our team of Jeff Klein. Jeff is a 15-year veteran of the Internet Marketing industry. He has held senior level positions in web design, Internet Marketing, and e-commerce. Mr. Klein has experience building and managing online Marketing and search optimization strategies for small to mid-sized businesses across many different markets. An award winning web designer, Mr. Klein also holds certifications in Search Engine Mark...
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How to plan the perfect employee recognition ceremony: Part 1 [Video]

Hello there and welcome to the FineAwards.com recognition and retention roundup. As you know, recognizing your workers' commitment to their jobs is a great way to increase retention and improve overall company culture. The best way to acknowledge your team's hard work is by throwing a recognition ceremony. Where should you begin? Let's take a look. If your workforce is big, it's a good idea to rent a venue. This above-and-beyond step will show staff members you care about ...
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Retain night shift workers with these helpful tips

By: Seth Fine If you work in an industry that requires overnight staff, you know that finding the right candidates to take on this challenging duty can be difficult. And you also know how hard it can be to hold onto workers once you have hired them. If your night shift turnover rate is significantly higher than your turnover rate for daytime employees, it is time to examine why. Since you cannot change the position's challenging time frame, make sure you are impleme...
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How to keep recent college graduates at your company

By: Seth FinePart of building the perfect workforce is getting the best new talent fresh out of college or graduate school. These candidates are bright, young and eager to learn, and they also posses the most up-to-date industry knowledge available. Getting the cream of the crop from recent graduating classes can be challenging, and it can be even more difficult to keep them on board as other opportunities start to come their way. With the right retention strategies, however,...
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How to create a good company culture: Part 4 [Video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6X2qMnzhy4 Thanks for tuning in to the FineAwards.com recognition and retention roundup. As we've discussed, if employee retention is a priority for you, you should be making a concerted effort to strengthen company culture. A lot goes into making this improvement, so let's explore some steps you can take. Of all the things you do to improve your business's culture, the most important is to always remember that your employees are people....
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How to successfully retain student workers

By: Seth FineAs a hiring manager, you want to make sure you are crafting a workforce of motivated, bright individuals. In doing so, it is likely that you will hire students, or that some of your best employees will choose to return to school at some point. While you want to make sure your workers have enough time and energy to commit to your organization, chances are you also do not want to lose these intelligent and driven individuals. Use these tips to help propel your...
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The Importance of Recognition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77vPB6ZclK8 Employee productivity is crucial to any successful business model. But getting every employee to actually meet their potential? Not an easy goal to reach. What would you say if we told you that simply recognizing your employees could boost the job performance of 67 percent of your employees AND improve retention. Take the time to create custom crystal awards unique to your company. They need to be thoughtful and perso...
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5 tips for retaining veteran employees

By: Seth FineAs an employer, you want workers that posses leadership skills, dedication, strong work ethics and loyalty. All of these characteristics are learned in the military, which is why adding veterans to your workforce can be a great choice for your business. Former service members may have unique needs and concerns, however, which is why effective retention strategies concerning them might be different than those you employ for other staff members. Use these five...
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