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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Keeping Teams Connected Blog Post

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 […]

Trends in Foundational Service Award Programs

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Incentive Services Helping Hands Volunteer Event This November, Incentive Services employees packed a whopping 6,343 pounds of carrots at Second Harvest Heartland – yielding a total of 203 meals per volunteer! We loved the opportunity to assist Second Harvest Heartland in fulfilling their mission to help struggling families turn hunger into hope! Check out a […]

Motivation is defined as the desire to act and move towards a goal (Psychology Today). Motivated individuals are driven to learn and repeat behaviors that are aligned with achieving their goals. When a strategy is put into place to both communicate and recognize desired behaviors and goal achievement, your organization gains a more motivated workforce […]