Employee recognition has never been more important. A new study in late 2020 reported that less than a quarter of employees felt supported during the pandemic outbreak and nearly half surveyed didn’t feel recognized for their work. The report also noted that 35% of employees are looking for more appreciation. However, on a positive note, 47% of employees who HAD received peer-to-peer recognition in the previous week felt very engaged. One of the top drivers of employee engagement is recognition for good work. By integrating a recognition strategy you elevate your employees’ experience, improve job satisfaction and inspire success.

What can you do to appreciate your employees so that everyone
can keep up the good work? Learn more here!



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2020. It’s been a lot. But, despite all the negativity, there are many positive ways companies have improved their employees’ experience. And, it’s even more inspiring to know that they’re evolving their company culture for the long run. Successful leaders have found that engaging the family, understanding what employees really want/need and recognizing individuals with creativity and authenticity makes a big difference!

Check out a few of the impactful, creative, and smile worthy initiatives noteworthy organizations are utilizing here!

What will you do to improve your employee engagement in 2021?






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Creating a Culture of Resilience

Among the myriad challenges that HR has faced throughout 2020, employee burnout is a topic now dominating headlines. While the World Health Organization added employee burnout as an official mental health concern in 2019, this year has certainly exacerbated and brought awareness to this very real issue that organizations are facing. The lyrics of Neil Young may have popularized the sentiment in the music industry, but in the workplace, we want neither – it’s not better to burnout nor fade away.

As a leader, what can you do to tackle this complex issue and strive to create cultures of resilience? Learn more!



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Holiday Gratitude Inspires Success

The holidays are traditionally a time to reflect on the year that has been and look forward to the year ahead. While holiday cheer may be tough for some to muster after a year that has given us so many unprecedented challenges, it is still the perfect time to pause and share some genuine, positive moments. The holidays, especially this year, give us the opportunity to celebrate accomplishments, recognize individual and team success, offer special thanks, and inspire motivation for the new year.

While your team may be well into planning the virtual holiday party full of stress-relievers and online fun, what are you doing to incorporate a healthy dose of appreciation at the holidays and throughout 2021? Learn more!



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Culture, it’s your most important job.

As a leader, you have an incredible opportunity to inspire and change someone’s life every
single day. An opportunity you should never take for granted. -Leadership First

Leaders have both the responsibility and the opportunity to contribute to a positive culture. Involved leaders energize and encourage their teams, developing connections and empowering education and growth. By acknowledging employee value through moments of encouragement and recognition, leaders can cultivate positive relationships and experiences that inspire results.

What can your organization do to keep your teams connected and make the workplace shift work for you? Learn more!






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Keeping Teams Connected

Many organizations have implemented remote working strategies to keep up with the changing world. With this change comes challenges in finding new ways to elevate culture, motivate employees, and keep teams connected. Virtual recognition and social connections have become integral to engaging employees, bringing teams together, and inspiring performance. Finding a balance between what worked before and what works now is key to your organization’s success.

What can your organization do to keep your teams connected and make the workplace shift work for you?
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Trends & Best Practices:
Foundational Years of Service Programs

The world changed overnight and the way we work, and will continue to work, has been impacted. Organizations are tasked with finding innovative ways to keep employees connected and to move their cultures forward. Studies have long shown that well-planned employee recognition programs not only engage your employees, but also directly impact your company’s bottom line. Service anniversary and retirement award programs are traditionally the cornerstone of a well-planned recognition strategy. In the new normal, a few trends are quickly emerging or have quickly advanced the trends that have been unfolding for the past few years.

What are these trends and how can they help your organization?
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Millennials have earned a reputation as being job-hoppers, quick to leave a job they don’t like out of boredom. But is this an inaccurate generalization? Maybe the issue is not boredom or a lack of loyalty, but high standards and fearlessness. This generation seems willing to take a risk on opportunities that excite them rather than remain in a safe, but mediocre position.

What you need to ask yourself is what do your millennial employees want from your organization, and how are you making sure they get it? Learn more!






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The benefits of promoting employee engagement are wide-reaching. By focusing on employee engagement and satisfaction, you impact not only your employees but your customers and organization. The reality is that your people are critical to the success of your organization, and it’s your job to treat them as such.

One benefit you can expect of engaged employees is that they are more likely to care about and stay with your organization longer. Employee loyalty saves costs on recruiting, onboarding, and training.

How does employee engagement impact your organization and what other benefits you can expect from an engaged team? Learn more!



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Good communication skills are what set excellent leaders apart. How we talk to our team is a direct reflection on how we are viewed as a leader. Taking the time to learn to effectively communicate with our employees is key in relating to our team in a meaningful way. By learning and incorporating effective language into your interactions, you will help your team to feel valued and will encourage a happy and healthy workplace. Here are some tips to keep in mind when communicating with your team.

Tip 1: Communication Styles Differ: Different people have different communication styles and preferences. Some employees may enjoy regular face-to-face conversations, while others may prefer to communicate through technology. Taking the time to learn individual preferences will encourage team members to be comfortable and open in their communications with you.

Click here to learn five more valuable communication tips!



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