Using service awards to engage your employees and impact your bottom line.

Service awards have and always will be a key component for building employee loyalty and engagement. With companies having a more challenging time retaining employees than hiring them, an effective service award program supports a strong workplace culture and helps retain employees. A service award doesn’t have to be a one-time event – rather it can be something that can consistently inspire and motivate your team.

Find out some ways to bring more frequency and consistency into your service award program here!






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Recognition – The gift that keeps on giving.

It’s never too early to begin planning your holiday recognition strategies, because gratitude has never been more important than now. The holidays are a natural time for organizations to reflect on their employees’ past successes and a time to show team members just how important their roles and individual contributions have been. When you celebrate these accomplishments, you give employees the emotional energy and reasons to look forward for the next year. More than ever, your employees need your attention and recognition to make sure they know how much you value their efforts.

Check out some quick recognition “wins” to boost morale, celebrate the holidays, and build on your culture of recognition here!






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Build a positive workplace culture by leveraging peer relationships.

Workplace culture, employee experience, diversity of workforce – these factors are converging to create new dynamics in our everyday work life. A common denominator for success across each of these is peer relationships, which can be fostered by peer recognition. As a major component of an overall recognition strategy, peer-to-peer recognition creates a sense of belonging, builds connections, creates a culture of trust and teamwork, and can help support your company’s business.

Learn how peer recognition is a key investment in your team and in the future of your organization!



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Employee burnout isn’t new. But in 2021, it’s escalated to a whole new level with triggers and stresses from a number of different angles. Teams are creatively pivoting from work to family, office to home; choosing deadlines over wellness to manage their lifestyles. Plus, there are additional complications. Things like financial challenges, loneliness, fellowship, and doing more with less complicate the matter, making it hard for companies to manage everyone’s needs. According to many, burnout is the opposite of engagement. This is NOT what we want. So what can you do to manage and improve employee burnout?

Check out three ideas to help your employees thrive and achieve better balance here!






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{Re}opening. {Re}connecting. {Re}turning to the Workplace.

It’s a hot topic among employees today; “when are we going back to the office?” Returning to the workplace for people who have been working remotely for the past year can be considered either exciting or scary (or inconsequential).

Incentive Services University is always looking for positive examples in the workplace, and in the past year, there were many positive ways companies improved their employees’ experiences. Better yet, these evolutions morphed into changes for the better within the workplace.

Learn more about how to how to help your employees have a smooth transition back to the office, and how to keep your engagement efforts working here!






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We often hear people discuss the challenges of planning their recognition strategy for well-rounded teams of different generations. But with challenge comes opportunity to better embrace the collective positive experiences of working alongside a team of people, no matter when they were born. It’s all about understanding motivators and what makes people tick. So, when you develop your recognition strategy, it’s a good idea to consider your audience, what is important to them, and how they like to be recognized.

Learn more about the diverse perspectives, motivations and needs of every employee within your organization here!






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There has never been a time in history when diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has been more important to company culture than now. The heightened focus, plus the desire of company leaders to directly address the impact on and for their teams, creates an opportunity to bring about change; and an opportunity to develop the strongest, best performing, and most engaged employees ever. This is a change for the better.

Learn more about why DEI matters to your culture and how to optimize the impact of DEI within your organization here!






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A hire-to-retire strategy in the context of recognition and rewards is the idea that celebrating employees isn’t just a singular event; it’s using your recognition strategy to formalize the connections you have with your employees throughout their entire journey with your company – from the time they are onboarded to the time they retire.

  1. Think C2: Consistent & Complementary
  2. Start early and recognize often
  3. Make it a big deal
  4. Make employees feel like they belong
  5. Personalize it

Learn more about how implementing a hire-to-retire recognition strategy can elevate your culture and benefit your organization here!






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The Role of Virtual Engagement in a Non-Virtual Culture.

Companies have become extremely creative at keeping their remote employees engaged by ramping up their virtual engagement strategies. However, many people are not “working from wherever.” They are still showing up to work in healthcare, retail, and other essential businesses. Is it possible to apply some of these virtual engagement strategies to your on-site team? Absolutely! Virtual engagement is still relevant and important to building a strong employee experience for those who are still going to work outside of their home.

Check out virtual engagement strategies and best practices being utilized by top organizations across the country here!



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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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