Today’s Service Awards: Not your traditional recognition program.

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” When you think of this quote, people typically consider how it relates to their own behavior and presence. However, in today’s competitive hiring and retention landscape, it’s critical for companies to think about the first impression THEY make on a new employee in that first year. No longer can organizations wait for the traditional 5-year milestone to show gratitude and appreciation. What can you do to make employees feel like they belong straightaway? What can you do to recognize and reward their work? And what can be done to keep it going?

Learn how you can establish a foundational service award strategy from day one!






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Now is the most wonderful time of the year… to show appreciation!

Ahhh, the end of the year – Q4, the home sprint, time to take a breath. There’s a natural cheer in the air and uplifted spirits with feelings of progress. For many employees, the end of the year is synonymous with holidays and a time for reflection, giving, and sharing thanks across all areas of their lives – at home and at work. For others, the holidays may be difficult; employees may feel added pressure to close sales, wrap up inventories, use budgets, and some may be faced with the general anxiety that the holiday season may bring.

In either case, now is the perfect time to pause and share appreciation with your teammates. The closing of the year gives us the opportunity to celebrate accomplishments, recognize individual and team successes, offer special thanks, and inspire motivation for the new year.

Check out some tips for ensuring your employees know they are valued, showing them you care and inspiring them for an amazing 2022!






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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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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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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?
Learn more!


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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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