Posts About Employee Recognition

How to Help Recognition Stick with Collaborative Tools

People no longer stay at companies for life. They want to work where they have freedom to use their preferred apps, tools, and devices, and in an environment that allows them to work on their own terms, inside or outside of the office, and with flexible hours that fit their busy personal lives.

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By Chris Myers on February 15, 2017

How to Make Staff Appreciation a More Natural Interaction

You know staff appreciation is important to your organization's success — there's really no debate or controversy on that point anymore.

So you decided to implement some employee appreciation ideas you found in a guide.

Maybe you brought the team some donuts one day with a deliciously clever note about how you "donut" know what you'd do without them, or announced an employee of the month during an all-hands meeting.

Despite all that effort, you're still not seeing the cornucopia of benefits you were promised, and only a handful of employees even seem like they want to participate.

Why is that? 

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By George Dickson on December 21, 2016

How to Make a Work Anniversary Meaningful

Many organizations miss the point  and the benefits  of work anniversaries entirely.

Each year with a great team member is an achievement that should be celebrated with purpose. Creative employee rewards can be a first step, but if you really want to make a work anniversary to be meaningful, you'll need to do better than handing out a plaque, postcard, or paperweight.

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By George Dickson on September 28, 2016

8 Fun and Unique Ways to Strengthen Company Culture

Have you ever met a Chief Culture Instigator, a Minister of Fun, or resident Vibe Monitor? Maybe the Head of the Culture Committee, or the VP of Happiness? If any of these titles sound familiar, you’ve probably also worked at companies that don’t quite have the resources for an official culture or HR leader to join the staff but understand the benefits of having one.

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By Morgan Chaney on May 04, 2016

How to Boost Employee Performance with Recognition

Employee performance has a reverberating impact on nearly every aspect of an organization. Because of its wide-reaching influence on overall performance, organizations have worked since time immemorial to improve it — some with more success than others.

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By George Dickson on April 06, 2016

3 Ways Experiential Rewards Can Elevate Your Recognition Program

It seems like everyone has their own opinion on how to make culture great.

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By Morgan Chaney on March 21, 2016

15 Expert Tips to Make Every Day Employee Appreciation Day

Have you marked your calendar yet? Employee Appreciation Day is observed every year on the first Friday in March. It's a day when companies across the world take time to express appreciation for their employees.

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By George Dickson on February 24, 2016

3 Ways Peer-to-Peer Recognition Improves Your Bottom Line

Can you prove the ROI of a peer-to-peer recognition program?

Employee recognition is a crucial element of any great organizational culture, and the peer to peer model is an incredibly efficient and effective way to implement it. But implementing and maintaining a quality program does require an investment of time and resources. 

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By George Dickson on February 17, 2016

6 Reasons Recognition Awards Fail to Achieve Results

Recognition awards like plaques and trophies are quickly losing popularity as a means of showing employee appreciation, making room for more effective and modern recognition techniques.

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By George Dickson on February 03, 2016

The Startup's Guide to People Operations and HR

Building a startup is one of the greatest challenges you'll ever face, but that's why you've convinced some of the most brilliant, capable people you know to join you.

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By George Dickson on December 02, 2015