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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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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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Now is the time to WOW!

If you’re looking for creative ideas for how to recognize your employees, Mike Byam’s new book “The WOW! Workplace” is a worthwhile read. Check it out.

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Building Blocks of Recognition

I was at an HR Conference this week in St. Louis and heard a neat recognition idea from the University of Texas at Austin. A creative manager there came up with the idea to recognize positive contributions from employees on the spot by presenting a Lego. The Legos represent a dollar value which can be […]

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Length of Service No-No

Determining qualifications for length of service awards is generally a pretty straight forward process. If your awards are presented after two years then on their second anniversary with an organization an individual should be in line for that award. Certainly, the same holds true at the various intervals businesses recognize (1 year, 3 year, 5 […]

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