What Is Employee Engagement, Anyway?

January 17, 2022

Terryberry frequently gives seminars for Human Resources and leadership groups around North America on topics of employee engagement and employee recognition. We often like to start these programs by asking our groups: ‘What does employee engagement mean to you?’ What characteristics describe an engaged employee.  Here are some of the answers we’ve heard from HR […]

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16 Unexpected Random Acts of Kindness at Work

December 22, 2021

Have you heard? In the new year, Random Acts of Kindness Week begins February 13-19th, 2022! Here are 16 unexpected random acts of kindness that will make your workplace a happier place to be this week. 1. Help an officemate with a difficult or unpleasant task without being asked. 2. Leave a favorite coffee or […]

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Award vs. Reward – What is the Difference?

December 15, 2021

Is there a difference between receiving a “reward” for doing something good, or receiving an “award” as recognition for an accomplishment?  Or different yet, receiving a “prize” for performance in a competition or contest of chance. Many times people think these are all interchangeable terms. Let’s start with basic definitions (Source: Webster’s): Reward – money […]

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Employee Recognition Letters Are Important

December 14, 2021

Studies indicate that one of the top workplace motivators for employees is to receive a written letter of recognition from a manager. Employee recognition letters are important for multiple reasons. However, a personalized letter of recognition reinforces great work ethic and loyalty. As a result, employees will be inspired to continue to excel in their […]

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Ask Recognition Man for Funny Employee Recognition Ideas

December 7, 2021

Your workplace is made up of a unique set of personalities and has its own company culture.  If your culture scowls at the silliness and frowns at fun, this post may not be for you.  But if your work group loves a good laugh, read on for some funny employee recognition ideas. Here are 5 of […]

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Employee Recognition Ideas for the Healthcare Industry

November 22, 2021

In the highly competitive healthcare industry, rooting employee recognition to your company culture is imperative. Get started with these 4 easy-to-implement ideas and best practices to make your employee recognition program a success.

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To Cope with Labor Shortage, Raise Emotional Compensation

November 18, 2021

The current labor shortage and employee retention are concerning issues for organizations. Many leaders are scrambling to attract and retain the workers they need. A combination of factors has resulted in an insufficient number of workers to meet available jobs: job quits hitting historic highs, declining immigration, and fewer working-age individuals (16-64 years old). This […]

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How to Celebrate Your Employees for the Holidays

October 29, 2021

‘Tis the season to be recognized! The holiday season is approaching quickly! Can you believe it? We absolutely adore the holiday season. It’s fun, magical, and better yet, we get to show our appreciation for our employees! However, the holiday season has looked quite different in the last couple of years. Some of us may […]

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Ignite Employee Engagement with More Leadership Support

November 4, 2019

Looking to put some spark in your employees’ engagement levels? A healthy workplace culture can be described as a living organism that hinges on dedicated care and attention from every member, especially leadership. Read our 7 strategies to engage leaders.

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