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Newsletter – Summer 2014

Every day is a great day in the employee recognition business!

This was never more true than late last month during the Society of Human Resource Management Conference in Orlando.  During the event we had more than 200 different Terryberry clients stop by our booth and praise the work Terryberry people had done for their organizations!

The stories of Terryberry people being committed to our client’s success and going above and beyond to help them accomplish their goals was very inspiring.  Especially, when it is our client telling the stories!  One of the great pleasures of my job is passing along those conversations and stories to our employees who weren’t at the event.  Time and time again, you see how positively people react when their contributions are noticed and recognized!

This edition for the Terryberry Recognition Bulletin show pictures and videos of many of those same customers, having some fun during the same event, as well as some of their stories!  Take a look you might recognize someone!




Mike Byam
4th Generation Partner



5 Keys to Effectively Appreciating Your Colleagues

by Dr. Paul White, Ph.D.

As I travel around the country and work with businesses and organizations, I have consistently heard the same message over and over – both from leaders and from employees:  “People are getting burned out.  We have to do more work with less people, and for no more money.”  “Workers are becoming more negative, cynical and discouraged.  We need to do something to show them appreciation but funds are tight.”

And research confirms that there are serious problems in the workplace today:

*While over 80% of large corporations have employee recognition programs, only 31% of their employees say they feel valued for doing  good quality work. Read the full article


7 Things We Learned at #SHRM14 Oralndo

7. Everyone loves big sunglasses and hula skirts!

6. Giving recognition is fun, especially when wearing big sunglasses and hula skirts.

5. HR and Social Media have finally decided to become friends.. Tweet on, HR, Tweet on.

4. SHRM and HRCI have decided not to be friends… peace, love, and certification credits?

3. “There is nothing more fulfilling in life than work” – former First Lady Laura Bush

2. Next years’ conference in Vegas is going to be epic.

1. We could all use a little more recognition!  Be recognized, friends!


It was a great conference in Orlando this year.  A big thank you to everyone who stopped by Terryberry’s booth.  See you at #SHRM15 in Vegas!  It’s not too early to RSVP for your surprise gift at SHRM15 Vegas


Partnering with Terryberry: The Smithsonian Institution

We caught up with Dana Moreland, Human Resources Director for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C at the SHRM Expo in Orlando.   She shares a little bit about their employee recognition program and why working with Terryberry is the best!  Dana, thanks for the opportunity to serve the Smithsonian Institute for over 15 years!  Watch the video


Terryberry Book Club Webinar: “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace”

On July 17, join Terryberry’s Mike Byam as he hosts Dr. Paul White, Co-author of “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace” for an exclusive interview to explore strategies for effectively communicating appreciation and encouragement to your employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout.  The principles presented have a proven history of success in business, schools, healthcare organizations, and industry.

In this 60-minute webcast Dr. White shares principles and strategies from his book “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace” that will provide listeners with meaningful ways to impact individuals, teams, and organizations as a whole.

In this interactive webcast, you will learn:

  • What employees want most
  • Why appreciation is good for business
  • What are the 5 Languages of Appreciation and how to apply them in the workplace
  • Common challenges encountered in applying the 5 languages (and tips for overcoming them)

Not only that, but Paul and Mike will address your questions from the audience about how to develop a culture of appreciation that positively impacts your business.  This webcast is free, but space is limited, so register today!


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