How to Write Great Employee Recognition Letters

February 7, 2017

Employee Recognition letters are a low-cost and effective management tool, but often under-utilized.  When an employee receives a sincere, personal letter of appreciation, it can have a profound effect on their motivation, sense of purpose and happiness at work.   And it costs nothing except your time…well ok, also the paper and pen. Employee recognition […]

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Funny Award Names For Employee Recognition

January 31, 2017

At Terryberry we get asked all kinds of questions about employee recognition.  One that comes up from time to time is what are some funny award names for employee recognition? Create a Funny Award Theme that Relates to Your Business We recommend first to think about your company culture.  What does your organization do?  What’s […]

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Employee Recognition Program Launch Resources

June 9, 2015

The way employees and peers are invited to participate in a recognition program is perhaps one of the more frequently underutilized aspects of an employee recognition initiative. One of two things can often happen – we’ve seen them! The first is, quite simply, the information about the program just doesn’t make it to employees. For […]

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Are You Over-Appreciated at Work?

March 10, 2015

Are you sick and tired of people telling you how much they appreciate you at work? Are your employees bogged down by all of the positive comments about their contributions? Is there an excessive amount of praise and recognition happening daily in your workplace? If so, Recognition University is not for you. Terryberry’s Recognition University […]

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Recognition Bulletin for HR- Winter 2014 Edition

February 17, 2014

Get up to speed on the latest trends, products, and best practices in employee recognition from Terryberry in the Winter issue of the Recognition Bulletin.  Here’s what’s inside: Employee Recognition is Like Exercise…the more you do it, the more results you’ll see Terryberry Acquires MeritShare, Growing Social Employee Recognition 2014 Recognition Calendar Provides 12 Months […]

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A Note of Thanks to Your Employee and Their Family

January 2, 2013

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 comes from Jane. She says: “I wrote a personal note of thanks to an employee that came in over the weekend to […]

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Speech! Speech! Your Guide to Great Recognition Speeches

December 5, 2012

Let’s face it, if you wanted to be standing in front of a group of people giving speeches, you would have become a professor or a comedian. But no, you’re in the business world, and you’re supervising and managing others or running a business because you enjoy mentoring and coaching and developing strategies and achieving […]

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How to Say It: Words for Recognition

November 29, 2012

Shakespeare once wrote that “a rose by any other name smells as sweet.” And, while we certainly won’t disagree with the Bard about anything English Language-related, we’ve also found that certain words DO have more power and effectiveness when it comes to employee recognition and appreciation. For instance, would you like to receive an email […]

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Study Shows that Good Technology May be a Key to Good Recognition

November 26, 2012

According to research from Bersin & Associates, organizations that effectively use technology in their employee recognition strategy are “three times more likely to be in the top quartile of business performance.” Further, says the recent article in Business News Daily, companies that excel in employee recognition are an astonishing 12 times more likely to produce strong […]

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Give Thanks: Using the Employee Appreciation Letter

November 19, 2012

Need some inspiration to help you write an employee appreciation letter for a deserving employee?  We’ve collected and compiled a selection of sample employee recognition letters  to help get the juices flowing for your own appreciation messages. A simple note or a formal letter, specific and sincere words of appreciation are an incredibly effective way to […]

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