Salvaging Employee Relations

November 4, 2011

According to a recent report from Global Thinking, employee loyalty is at a three-year low, down 47% since 2008.   More than a third of employees are looking for greener pastures,  and workers are losing confidence in their employer’s loyalty to them.   According to the report, two thirds of employees feel their company is […]

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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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Employee Recognition Themes

January 11, 2010

As an employee recognition company, we are often asked about ideas for recognition themes. Here are a few I’ve seen recently: RED CARPET/OSCARS: Award recipients get a star on a walk of fame and an engraved star with their name and achievement. THIS DATE IN HISTORY: A fun idea for company anniversaries or long-tenure service […]

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Make HR a Profit Center

December 10, 2009

During a meeting in Chicago this week a great business lesson was clearly illustrated as a client of ours described how their business was thriving because of the “value add” service divisions they have. We were told that the commodity product side of their business had suffered greatly over the last 18 months, but the […]

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Fundamentals for Effective Employee Recognition

December 1, 2009

This video blog by Mike Byam and Jenny Watkins of Terryberry talks about the best ways to establish a corporate employee recognition strategy: Align with business goals Gain leadership support Address the 3 legs of the recognition stool: Day-to-day Recognition Informal Recognition Formal Recognition This employee recognition program video can also be viewed at YouTube. […]

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Temporary and Contract Employees Need Recognition Too

September 21, 2009

Most employers have formal programs to recognize the contributions of their full-time and part-time employees. But what about the efforts of the workers who are on temporary assignment in your organization? For many businesses, temporary and contract workers contribute on many levels, adding value to the culture and the success of businesses they work for. […]

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How Mickey Makes Magic

July 27, 2009

I just finished reading a great article about Disney’s employee recognition system, HOW MICKEY MAKES MAGIC by Melinda Ligos of Success Promotions Magazine. The article talks about the importance that Disney places on employee recognition and quotes Disney Institute Facilitator, Tom Madden as saying, “Even when we’re cutting budgets employee recognition is something we don’t […]

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Business is Difficult, Make Recognition Easy

May 11, 2009

I recently participated in a video interview series for SHRM during their Staffing Management Conference in Las Vegas. It was a great opportunity to share Terryberry’s experience as it relates to recognition in a challenging economy, and other than the intense lighting that made me feel like a Big Mac @ McDonalds under heating lamps, […]

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