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Employee Recognition Ideas Blog

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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How Mickey Makes Magic

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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Cheerleaders in the Accounting Office vs. The Recognition Wall

We are always looking for creative employee recognition ideas and suggestions from non-traditional sources. Rick Reilly, the award winning columnist and author, had an interesting suggestion in his recent ESPN The Magazine article, “HOW WOULD I FIX THE ECONOMY? TAKE THE GAMES TO THE OFFICE“http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=reilly_rick&id=4299149. Reilly’s parallels between sporting traditions of successful teams and encouraging […]

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HR leaders are committed to recognizing their employees, especially in tough times

We are all catching our breath from the SHRM conference in New Orleans. It was a great chance to meet and talk with so many HR leaders who are committed to recognizing the contributions of their people, especially during these historically challenging times. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Terryberry booth. We were thrilled […]

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Free Gift from Terryberry at SHRM

We’re looking forward to seeing you at SHRM this weekend in New Orleans. Terryberry will be unveiling two new employee recognition services at SHRM that we’re very excited about, and we hope you will be too. Stop by and see us at Terryberry’s booth #2429. RSVP for a special free gift when you stop by.

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Improving Award Presentations

Sign up for a free webinar on how to improve award presentations called “Creating a WOW! Moment.” The webinar takes place Thursday, May 21 and is free to HR professionals and business leaders while space is available. Mike Byam, author of “The WOW! Workplace” and managing partner of Terryberry will present best practices for award […]

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Business is Difficult, Make Recognition Easy

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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Onboarding – First Impression Recognition

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” A line that should probably go down in the Catch Phrase Hall of Fame, right next to “Where’s the beef?” and “Silly Rabbit, Trix are for kids!”Clearly one of the reasons it has stood the test of time is the simple truth of the […]

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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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