What Every Boss Ought To Know About Employee Recognition

If you’re an employer, you might think employee recognition is not necessary. After all, your employees are being compensated for their time and work, so why should you go the extra mile to recognize them? Human motivation isn’t so cut and dry. Most people have the innate drive to feel like they matter, that what they do has meaning and they’re contributing to what they belong to, whether it is family, church, organization, or society at large. For your employees, recog...
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4 Ways To Keep Your Employees Happy

Employee retention is a tricky thing. Average employees now leave after 3.8 years and are expected to cycle through jobs more often than the previous generation. So why bother trying to retain them at all? Perhaps another way of looking at it is to know why they leave in first place. The often-stated reasons are not enough pay, not enough recognition, not enough connection to the big picture, and not getting along with management. From here, you can engineer your compan...
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Taking Recognition Awards to the Next Level

Employees thrive on recognition. When companies show their employees appreciation for exceptional work, employee satisfaction and retention increase. If an employee does decide to leave, they will likely do so with positive feelings about the company they worked for. An employee retention strategy is important for attracting and keeping top talent. While a certain level of attrition is expected, recognizing employee performance will bode well for companies. There’s a reaso...
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September Team Breakfast at FineAwards.com

It’s time again for this month’s team breakfast and WIT Award presentation. Our WIT Award is given to that employee that shows the ability and drive to do “Whatever it Takes”. This month’s winner is Yoremi Campos. Yoremi exhibits all the qualities of a great team member and is a critical part of the FineAwards.com Art team. The art department and our clients count on her to deliver beautiful and perfect proofs every time. Our owner and CEO Seth Fine got the troops fired u...
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Corporate Awards Ideas

Employees thrive on recognition. When companies show their employees appreciation for exceptional work, employee satisfaction and retention increase. If an employee does decide to leave, they will likely do so with positive feelings about the company they worked for. An employee retention strategy is important for attracting and keeping top talent. While a certain level of attrition is expected, recognizing employee performance will bode well for companies. There’s a reason ...
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Recognition Comes In All Forms…Some More Meaningful Than Others

I was passing through production on my way up to my office this afternoon to blog about another beautiful custom award we created.  My eyes aren’t as good as they used to be so I was squinting to see one of our most loyal employees clearly enough to figure out if she was wearing a swim cap to work today.  As I got closer I realized Joan had shaved off all of her hair.  She explained to me that her sister was going through chemo and promised her as a show of support she would ...
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How and When to Give Custom Corporate Awards

There is no doubt most companies are aware of the important role recognition and appreciation plays in employee retention. Yet poorly managed employee awards are not unheard of. The worst offense: giving out cookie-cutter awards not addressed to anyone specific, through an interoffice mail! It feels like an afterthought (it probably is) and is insulting to the recipient. A company award program must be designed carefully. Research shows letting employees know they’re valued...
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Corporate Awards Ideas for Recognizing Your Employees

Employees thrive on recognition. When companies show employees appreciation for exceptional work and give credit when it is due, employees are likely to stick around longer. When they do leave, they do so with a positive vibe and glowing recommendation of the company they worked for. Employee retention strategy is important for attracting and keeping top talents in the industry. While many star employees are bound to move on, recognizing their performance will bode well for ...
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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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