Green Office Tips

In celebration of Earth Day (April 22, 2017), here are some easy "green" office ideas you can apply to generate both financial payback and peace of mind: Make Use of Natural Light Rather than scheduling meetings, training sessions or brainstorms in enclosed conference rooms, find a spot in your office with natural light. If the weather is right, take your meeting outdoors and enjoy some fresh air. Decorate with Plants Add an office-friendly plant to your desk. Pla...
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Co-Worker Recognition Programs

Many organizations understand the impact of employee recognition to promote productivity and retention. While this recognition typically comes from a supervisor, a new article from Bloomberg BNA suggests that peer-to-peer employee recognition can produce great results as well. “Social recognition is the foundation for creating a more human workplace—one which fosters a culture of recognition and appreciation while empowering individuals, strengthening relationships, and pr...
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How to Motivate Employees and Earn Their Respect

Employees giving the thumbs up to leadership
Leadership comes in many different forms. In a business setting, typically managers and supervisors are looked at to be leaders for their employees. For true leaders, motivating employees and staff is an important part of success and positive moral in the workplace. However, depending on the industry, it can be difficult to keep your staff motivated and excited about working. (more…)
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How to care for crystal awards

By: Tucker HarringtonEarning any kind of awards is an impressive accomplishment, so it's natural for recipients to want to show off their custom trophies whenever possible. However, showcasing these awards in a public space means that individuals should be caring for their tokens to keep them in pristine condition. Cleaning and maintaining crystal awards can be particularly difficult. The material can change based on the award's surroundings, so it is impo...
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Deserving employees earn praise in Dayton City

By: Tucker HarringtonTaking the time to honor workers who continue to go above and beyond day in and day out is important, which is why the City of Dayton in Texas recently hosted its annual employee recognition awards ceremony. According to Your Houston News, a wide range of city workers, ranging from members of the police and fire forces to library and Water and Wastewater employees, were presented with custom awards.The annual luncheon, which took place Aug. 2 at the Dayto...
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Celebrate the end of summer with family awards

By: Abigail RichardsIt may feel as if summer has just begun, but Labor Day and the start of fall are right around the corner - meaning you only have a short amount of time to celebrate the end of the warmer months. A great way to do just that is with a family reunion or barbecue, where you and your loved ones can spend time together while enjoying the final days of summer weather. You can take advantage of a few unique ideas to make your gathering unforgettable and fun. ...
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Multiple parks, gardens earn Green Flag Awards

By: Tucker HarringtonParks and other public green spaces are marveled at and loved by residents and visitors alike. However, not all towns opt to take care of these beautiful areas. This isn't the case around Scotland, as a total of 51 sites across Scotland were given Green Flag recognition awards from the charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.According to The Scotsman, green areas run by a university, a community group and various local employees were all among the winners of...
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Step up your company’s employee recognition programs

By: Jonathan BennettIt's not always easy for companies to figure out which employees are making a huge difference around the office and may need to earn some recognition. In today's high paced society, making the time to ensure workers are happy and rewarding those who continue to go above and beyond to benefit the workplace can sometimes slip under the rug. However, finding the time to do so can not only boost an employee's morale and will to work harder,...
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California landscaping company earns multiple green awards

By: Tucker HarringtonGoing green may seem like a no-brainer for those in the landscaping business, as these individuals know firsthand just how important it is to keep Mother Nature safe. Despite the common knowledge, one company, Stay Green Inc., out of California, was recently honored with an impressive nine recognition awards for its attempts to be green. SCVNews reports Stay Green Inc. cleaned up at the recent San Fernando Valley chapter of the California L...
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Motivate employees with mid-year awards

It's not uncommon for companies to host mid-year reviews of employees. With six months of the year gone, many staff members are well on their way to achieving certain goals or completing projects, and tracking their progress is important for both business and company-wide morale. A good way to approach mid-year reviews is to offer recognition awards for employees who have gone above and beyond the job description to complete their tasks. Whether it's someone wh...
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