Creative Recognition Award Ideas

November 9, 2011

It’s WOW Wednesday! HR leaders, execs, and managers: how do you WOW the people who go above and beyond for you in your business? Or, how have you been WOWed? Today’s WOW Wednesday idea comes from Robert in Dallas, TX. Robert says: “Besides Longevity Awards, we have company specific awards/recognition such as Innovator of the […]

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Harnessing the Power of Reward & Recognition

November 12, 2010

In the latest issue of FUNWORLD Magazine (November/December 2010), Terryberry authors Ann-Maree O’Neill and Shaun McKeogh give readers a step by step guide on how to build a successful recognition framework and explain why now is NOT the time to abandon employee appreciation programs. “When times are tough and budgets are tight, organizations should be […]

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Wow Generation Y in the Workplace with Employee Recognition

July 1, 2010

Imagine being 24-years-old and landing your first, big career opportunity. You go to work every day, eager to face new workplace challenges. You work hard and go above and beyond on each task that you’re assigned. At first, you do this with the hopes that someone will recognize your efforts and give you an even […]

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Recognition Continues throughout Recession

February 18, 2010

From the Recognition Insider Newsletter Spring 2010 Edition Employers Continue to Invest in Recognition Programs During the Recession. At first glance, the latest surveys from employers all around the country seem difficult to believe. Why? Because they show clearly that in spite of the deeply painful recession which has gripped the U.S. economy for the […]

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Video Blog: Developing a Tiered Employee Award Structure

January 26, 2010

This video blog series by Mike Byam and Jenny Watkins of Terryberry talks about developing a tiered employee awards structure: – How to appropriately recognize good, better, and best achievements– Motivating employees for continual achievement– Example employee award methodologies for various achievement levels– Suggested award review processes and benchmarks for percentages of employees to recognize […]

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The Best Holiday Gift Idea for Employees: Recognition

November 20, 2009

From The Recognition Bulletin for HR – Winter 2009 Edition If you’re like many HR leaders, you know how much of a difference appreciation can make to your employees. This is especially true during challenging times when employees are often doing more work with fewer people and resources. If employee recognition is on your to-do […]

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4 Rules for Effective Employee Recognition Awards

November 16, 2009

This video blog series by Mike Byam and Jenny Watkins of Terryberry talks about the 4 rules for effective employee recognition awards: Personally meaningful Symbolic and exclusive Lasting Differentiated between levels of achievement Mike also talks about why cash and gift cards are not effective awards. This employee recognition award video can also be viewed […]

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Awards for Customer Service Excellence

October 2, 2008

Frequently companies are looking for different ways to celebrate outstanding customer service. We recently became aware of a company in the Midwest that has a unique way of commemorating achievement in this arena. Annually sales representatives from across the country submit letters of reference from their client base. Representatives can submit as many letters as […]

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The Pen is Mightier…

September 10, 2008

True story: this past weekend my friend Joe hosted a little soiree at his home, and several friends and co-workers were invited. Over the course of the evening, somehow a conversation about homebrew morphed into talk about handmade wooden tap handles. At this point in the conversation (…and I promise, soon this will relate to […]

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