Employee Recognition Ideas Blog

What do Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors Company, and Lily Beck Wilson, founder and owner of Veils by Lily, have in common? Through an entrepreneurial spirit and good old-fashioned hard work, they are powerful business women who have formed successful careers and are influencing the world in positive ways.  September 22 is […]

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#WOWWED: It’s WOW Wednesday!

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? As an employee recognition provider, this one of the questions we ask and get asked regularly. Over the years, through webcasts, speaking engagements, the WOW Workplace book and conversations with clients, […]

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A Holiday Season to Invest In

The drumbeat continued today as an MSNBC article hit the web to report on how the economic downturn has corporations muting their holiday celebrations. There’s little question that companies bailed out by your tax dollars ought to be prudent with their new-found lease on life, but killing opportunities to build morale and celebrate the efforts […]

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4 Rules for Effective Employee Recognition Awards

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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Wikipedia’s Entry on Terryberry

Have you always wondered how the Terryberry Company got its name? Find out the answer to that question and more in the Wikipedia page about Terryberry. Learn about the history of employee recognition and the latest employee recognition industry developments, products and services for HR.

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New Whitepaper Discusses How to WOW! Employees During Tough Economic Times

In today’s economy, businesses are demanding more of their employees, and they often have less financially to give in return. How can leaders keep their key people motivated and engaged during these difficult times? Mike Byam, managing partner of Terryberry Company, advises business leaders to build trust by creating an environment of transparent communication, together […]

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Budget-Friendly Alternative Metals for Employee Recognition Jewelry

Gold and white gold jewelry have long been staples among recognition awards and retirement gifts. The iconic gold ring is a symbol that has represented the pinnacle of many careers as well as personal milestones. For many organizations today, the current value of gold means those lustrous awards are even more coveted and appreciated than […]

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Business Culture and Recognition

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Jack Daly (www.JackDaly.net) and listening to him speak about the importance of culture to the overall success of a business. Jack is a well known presenter and business coach, whose passion shines through when he presents. As you can imagine not too far into the culture conversation Jack […]

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One-of-a-kind Award for ArtPrize Winner

In addition to $250,000 in prize money, the top winner of the ArtPrize competition will also receive a special medallion created by the Terryberry Company (terryberry.com), a 91-year-old Grand Rapids-based international provider of custom recognition products. The medallion, made from sterling silver, is 2.5 inches wide x 2.25 inches high and .5 inches deep; it […]

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Are We Headed for an Employee Retention Crisis?

Here are a few interesting job-related stats: 10-14 jobs will be held by the average employee entering the workforce today by age 38 Over half of all employees plan to leave their current job after the recession ends 71% of Gen Y employees expect to find a new job after the recession 1 out of […]

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Unique Employee Recognition Idea: Elmer’s Award

Our sales manager was traveling recently in Oregon and came back with a fun recognition story that I thought I’d share. Liberty Bank in Eugene recognizes outstanding employees with a unique award that’s all their own. It’s called the Elmer’s Award. Like the name suggests, the award is an emptied bottle of Elmer’s Glue that […]

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