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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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Awards for Customer Service Excellence

Frequently companies are looking for different ways to celebrate outstanding customer service. We recently became aware of a company in the Midwest that has a unique way of commemorating achievement in this arena. Annually sales representatives from across the country submit letters of reference from their client base. Representatives can submit as many letters as […]

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Power of Presentation

by Chad Zamler I was recently given the task of analyzing the data from a company’s employee recognition satisfaction survey. Being new the field of employee reward and recognition, I was not sure what to expect. After analyzing the responses and reading the comments, there was one thing that certainly stood out to me. These […]

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No more “Employees of the Month”

One of the emerging themes that we are seeing from our employee recognition clients throughout North America is a shift from traditional manager only nomination schemes. Businesses are doing away with initiatives that could be viewed forever as “favoritism” or talked about as “it’s your turn to get recognized this month.” In order to address […]

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The Pen is Mightier…

True story: this past weekend my friend Joe hosted a little soiree at his home, and several friends and co-workers were invited. Over the course of the evening, somehow a conversation about homebrew morphed into talk about handmade wooden tap handles. At this point in the conversation (…and I promise, soon this will relate to […]

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Work Day Bingo

Recently when presenting to a Human Resources group in North Andover, Massachusetts about motivating employees there were some great informal ideas flying around the room. One Human Resource professionals from a nearby retirement community talked about a practice they have of quarterly Cover-all Bingo.If the employee teams hit certain metrics over the course of a […]

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Informal Worksite Recognition

Earlier this month I was in Amarillo, Texas speaking to a group of Human Resource professionals about recognition and we were sharing informal recognition ideas. A Human Resource professional from a local contractor firm spoke about a coveted award in their organization. She talked about how often times on a worksite when an individual is […]

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Nice Catch

We recently heard about a great informal peer to peer recognition program being used by a company in Mentor, Ohio. This manufacturing facility was looking to encourage employees to catch fellow workers doing extraordinary things and was charged with finding a way recognize these actions. The program they developed, the NICE CATCH award, started when […]

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Green Rewards

How can businesses encourage their employees to “think Green”? If environmentally friendly practices are important to your business, consider recognizing employees who help your organization achieve its green goals. I was talking with an employer who recently gave out “GREEN MEANS GO” awards to employees who offered ideas for ways that the company could cost-effectively […]

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