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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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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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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How to recruit to retain: Part 2 [Video]

Hello, and welcome back to the FineAwards.com recognition and retention roundup. We're currently discussing how recruitment techniques can have an impact on employee retention. Last time, we looked at how attending live and virtual job fairs can help you attract the right long-term talent for your company. Now, let's look at other ways you can bring in the best employees. No matter how interesting and important the mission of your company is, if you don't have an engaging ...
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How to throw a casual and successful office party

Part of retaining your top workers is regularly recognizing all the effort they put into your organization. Daily emails or memos offering thanks are great, simple ways to show you care, but it is also important to formally acknowledge your team's hard work. An excellent and affordable way to do this is by throwing casual office parties. Choose one Friday every month and assemble your workforce for food, mingling, and awards. Unsure where to begin planning your celebration? U...
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How you can show your manager you care

Everyone knows good bosses recognize and reward their employees for doing great work. Part of being a top employee, however, is returning the favor. If you do not receive acknowledgment for a job well done, you are more likely to have a negative work experience and therefore search for opportunities elsewhere. The same idea applies to upper management professionals - if they do not feel appreciated in their position of power, they may look toward a career transition. Keep you...
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How to plan the perfect employee recognition ceremony: Part 2 [Video]

Greetings, and welcome back to the FineAwards.com recognition and retention roundup. To keep retention rates high and your overall business running smoothly, it's crucial that you acknowledge the time and effort your staff devotes to their jobs. The perfect way to show them you care is by hosting an awards ceremony. Let's go over some tips to help you make it the best night ever. When it comes to issuing the prizes, choose a vibrant and energetic emcee. This evening should...
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4 tips for retaining top construction staff

Some people may view the construction industry as being an easy field when it comes to hiring. Although it may appear that managers in this sector have a vast pool of qualified applicants to choose from, in reality, it can be quite difficult to nail down true construction talent. In a field that is constantly evolving, it is crucial that leaders practice effective retention strategies to hold on to their best workers. Construction industry recognition is just as important as ...
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