Should you bring employees back to the office?

The following article was contributed by Michael Lee Stallard, president and co-founder of Connection Culture Group. As the world opens up again following COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, employers that were previously accustomed to a steady hum of activity in the cubicles and corridors must decide if they are going to bring people back into the office […]

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Retain Your Best Employees with Manager-Driven Recognition Programs

December 16, 2019

Lack of recognition can easily lead to apathy and resentment. In fact, if the scenario plays out over and over again, many employees start to think about moving to a company where their work is appreciated. Find out about employee recognition strategies to help you retain the best employees.

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New Case Study: Financial solutions company promotes core values through employee recognition

August 19, 2019

Freedom Financial Network wanted to improve employee retention within their call center environment where their workforce is made up of 60% millennials and rapidly growing in size, from 550 employees in 2013 to 2,200 in 2019. They also wanted to create a more formal recognition program that was easier to administer and nurtured a deep connection for their staff with their 4 core values: Care, Act with Integrity, Get Better, and Collaborate.

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Giving Thanks, a Path to Happiness

November 19, 2018

Can giving thanks make us happier, healthier, more satisfied, more motivated, and foster stronger relationships? Study after study seems to prove the answer is a resounding “yes.” According to a Washington Post article, “The science behind why you shouldn’t stop giving thanks after Thanksgiving,” in a 2003 study, gratitude experts Robert Emmons of the University […]

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How to Encourage Safe Practices in the Workplace

August 20, 2018

by Rae Steinbach Keeping the workplace safe is important for any business owner. That’s why it’s not enough to simply rely on management to maintain a safe working environment. Implementing a safety initiative isn’t going to be as effective as you might expect if your employees aren’t adjusting their own habits accordingly. Safety is very […]

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Manager’s Guide to Deciding Between Recognition-Worthy Work vs. Regular Work

December 6, 2017

According to a Gallup article, your team members should be recognized for praise-worthy work on at least a weekly, if not a daily, basis. Recognizing your employees frequently causes a dopamine rush, the feel-good chemical in our brains, which creates a sense of pleasure and pride in a job well done. This, in turn, motivates […]

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What is the ROI of Employee Recognition?

June 6, 2017

Most people would agree that recognizing employees for their efforts and contributions is a nice thing to do. But unfortunately it’s sometimes difficult for “nice things to do” to get prioritized in the daily grind of business.  For those wanting to make a positive difference in the workplace, the good news is that employee recognition is the […]

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How to Win Leadership Support for Employee Recognition Programs

April 19, 2017

One of the most effective ways to boost employee satisfaction and productivity is to provide recognition for workers’ contributions.   Many organizations implement employee recognition programs in order to develop a culture where associates feel recognized and appreciated.  For these programs to be successful, it’s vital that the company’s managers and leaders actively embrace them. […]

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