Why Employee Retention Is Important

In October of 2014, over two and a half million employees quit their jobs, the highest number since 2010. When one side of the job market is filled with eager applicants and college graduates, what motivates the other side to quit in droves? A company may have the best ideas and most up-to-date technology, but without the human capital to run it, it’s worthless. Revolving door syndrome, where employees come and go, is very much real and costs companies thousands of dol...
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Employee Recognition Affects Employee Morale

You’d have a hard time finding anyone who doesn’t like being recognized for his/her work. Some people might not like public recognition, but any form of recognition is critical to employee retention. That’s because motivation comes from both internal and external factors. People are motivated by their own desire for success and appreciation can fuel that motivation even more. Importance of Employee Recognition Humans have a fundamental need to be valued and appreciated....
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James Beard Awards celebrate culinary excellence

New York City is often considered the culinary capital of the world, but the Big Apple got a break from hosting the recent 25th annual James Beard Awards. The event, often referred to as "the Oscars of the food world," took place in Chicago at the Civic Opera House for the first time on May 4. According to The New York Times, the awards will remain in Illinois for the next two years and then moved once again, to highlight the diversity of the U.S. food scene. Exciting night ...
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2 mistakes that ruin employee engagement techniques

Employee engagement is a crucial component of retaining workers. If staff members do not feel a connection to your business, how do you expect them to stay active and committed to your organization? Even if you have policies and initiatives in place that put a focus on employee engagement, you could be negating these positive efforts in unexpected ways. Check out these two common mistakes that contribute to high turnover rates. 1. Not keeping promises It is easy to write do...
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Team FineAwards.com fishes the Miami Sportfish Tournament

Once again, Team FineAwards.com was the official crystal awards sponsor for the Miami Sportfishing Tournament held Saturday, April 25, 2015. Over 50 boats were registered with over $50,000 in prize money up for grabs. FineAwards.com had 2 entries in the tournament with high hopes of improving on last year’s 2nd place overall finish. While we didn’t quite grab the top prize, we did land the largest kingfish of the tournament at 42 pounds. The overall winner was Erin’s Add...
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How social media can boost employee recognition: Part 2 [Video]

Greetings and welcome back to the FineAwards.com recognition and retention roundup. Let's continue our discussion on how you can use social media to strengthen your employee recognition techniques and reduce turnover. In today's workplace structure, it's not unusual for companies to have team members working remotely or constantly traveling. This can lead to a sense of disconnect and a lack of overall unity, but social media makes it easy to bridge these gaps. Make an effo...
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Retain workers regardless of location

You've probably heard the old adage "location, location, location," when it comes to good real estate purchases. This phrase could easily be applied to jobs as well. While committed professionals are always looking for new opportunities, it can be difficult to tear talent away from cities that offer exciting culture and high quality of life. If your business is based in a geographically undesirable location, there are still ways you can recruit and retain top workers. Assist...
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FineAwards.com Celebrates Take your Kids to Work Day

On Friday April 10th, the FineAwards.com office was full of little voices eager to celebrate Take your Kids to Work Day. The little troops were first assembled for an introduction to all the employees. Next it was time for each of them to fill out their first resume and read it to the group. Popular career choices included artist, teacher, fireman and ballerina. Once orientation was complete, it was time for the new FineAwards.com employees to create their own award. E...
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Twan Russell Life Skills Golf Tournament – FineAwards.com

It was our pleasure to once again sponsor the Twan Russell Life Skills Golf Tournament. FineAwards.com has been supporting this great cause for more than 10 years and our favorite part is still seeing how the kids it helps participate in the event. Friday night was the sponsor party at Dave & Busters. There was food and drinks for all and unlimited gaming for the kids. Then our golf team played in the Saturday afternoon scramble. We were thrilled to be joined by Jeff Cros...
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How social media can boost employee recognition: Part 1 [Video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0k9jgborik Hello, and welcome to the FineAwards.com recognition and retention roundup. As a leader in your company, chances are you're familiar with how social media can propel your business forward from a marketing perspective. Did you know that you can use these Internet platforms to strengthen internal relationships as well? Let's take a look at how social media can bolster your employee recognition techniques. First of all, social...
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