Employee Recognition Ideas Blog

Teachers, along with parents, share the most important job in the world – educating our future generations – but Teacher Appreciation Day only comes around once a year, so make sure to thank all the teachers you know on this special day. We probably all can think of a teacher who inspired us in our […]

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National Nurses’ Week

Don’t forget – National Nurses’ Week is May 6-12! Leave a comment and share what your organization is doing to show your appreciation for your nurses. Here are just a few recognition ideas that have come from different Terryberry webcasts and events: “We give ‘care awards’ for people that go above and beyond.” “Our recognition […]

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What Does Your Recognition Program Say About Your Company?

I once received a birthday card from a friend. When I opened the card, my name was hand-written above the message, but the sender had forgotten to sign their own name. I feel like some recognition programs have a similar piece missing. You wouldn’t send a letter of recognition to an employee who accomplished a […]

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How does your employee recognition program stack up?

Curious about what kinds of awards businesses are using today for employee recognition? Want to find out how other employers are recognizing performance and when they recognize for years of service? Wondering how your employee communication strategy compares with the competition? Check out Terryberry’s Global Employee Recognition Survey. Take the survey yourself and see how […]

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Spooky Recognition Story

I heard a recognition horror story the other day. It seemed appropriate to share this story on Friday the 13th. Here’s how it went. A large tech company had been working on a big project for nearly a year. Recently, the project team completed a major milestone. With great intentions, the site leader put together […]

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Recognition in a Recession

If you’re forced to manage your recognition budget with fewer dollars, check out this article by Mike Byam, Managing partner of Terryberry Company. Byam gives 5 ideas for saving costs on your recognition program without sacrificing the impact on your people.

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All Employees Are Brand Managers

Traditionally, the task of promoting a company falls on an organization’s salespeople and marketing team. But these are anything but traditional times, and businesses are forced to think outside the box about new ways to market their products and services. Many businesses today are taking seriously the idea that every employee in the organization is […]

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Wells Fargo responds to criticism over recognition spending

Wells Fargo, the mortgage financial giant, has been under some scrutiny lately for the company’s spending on employee award and recognition events in light of their financial situation. Recently, John Stumf, Wells Fargo’s CEO, had had enough. Responding to the harsh criticism, he took out a full page ad in USA Today to publicly defend […]

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Recognition on a Budget – Get Creative!

Earlier this week, Terryberry hosted a webcast on “Creating a WOW! Moment“. Over 150 business leaders from around the world attended to learn and share ideas for how to WOW! their employees in spite of the slow economy. What did we learn? The economy certainly isn’t stopping businesses from showing appreciation for the efforts of […]

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Employee Recognition Survey

In today’s challenging economic environment business leaders, HR professionals, and supervisors at all levels are asking how their employee recognition efforts are measuring up. Employers have been forced to cut back on personnel, frequently compensation, and often a portion of the remaining fringe benefits. This perfect storm of employment has left businesses forced to do […]

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Thank a Co-Worker Today

There’s no getting around it. These are challenging times for many businesses. Leaders are put in the difficult position of juggling leaner budgets and asking for more from fewer people. At times like these, there are a lot of tasks on a manager’s plate, but one that shouldn’t be pushed to the backburner is acknowledging […]

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