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December 5, 2019

Ask Levy: Prevent Holiday Burnout

Dear Levy, Getting ready for the holidays is a stressful time of year for me. Trying to manage my employees, get my job tasks done, and getting my family prepared for the upcoming holiday celebrations requires so much energy. How can I set an example and be as engaged as I expect my employees to be if I feel so burnt out myself? --Engagement [...]
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November 27, 2019

Employee Engagement After the Holidays

During the holidays, it’s easy to keep your employees engaged and having fun. There are so many opportunities to host holiday parties, give gifts, and wish everyone good cheer. By January 1st, a new year has begun, and the work that was set aside during the holiday festivities begins to loom.
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November 21, 2019

Ways to Thank a Coworker this Thanksgiving

Feeling unappreciated at work can be a real bummer. At Levy Recognition, we share a lot of ideas on how employers can keep their employees engaged and motivated through recognition. But showing appreciation isn’t only about what an employer or company leader can do for the employees. What about employees doing for each other?
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November 15, 2019

Create a Culture of Accountability

For many, the word ‘accountable’ is a bit of a negative. When something goes wrong, employers and employees assume that someone must be accountable—i.e., to blame. This sets the understanding that when one is accountable, it is because they are the reason for mistakes or that they have made an error and must accept blame and punishment. With [...]
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November 8, 2019

How Does Your Company Fight Disengagement Monsters?

As an HR professional, one of your primary responsibilities is to spot employee disengagement and implement tactics and methods to boost engagement and improve the employee experience. You know that the cost of employee disengagement is far worse than the return on investment you receive from implementing engagement and incentive programs. [...]
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November 1, 2019

Recognition Tips and Tools

At Levy Recognition, we believe that recognition should be embedded in every aspect of the workday. We are excited to offer organizations ways to not only show appreciation for their employees but also invite them to be engaged with the program and shape it into something they love.
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October 15, 2019

Types of Employee Recognition that Backfires

Do you know exactly how to recognize your employees? Your company implements employee recognition regularly, and everyone seems to enjoy it, right? More often, managers struggle to recognize their employees in ways that are meaningful and inspirational. They think that just because they have implemented some form of recognition that they are [...]
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October 11, 2019

Are You the Reason Your Employees Quit?

You’ve heard the adage, “Employees don’t leave jobs, they leave bosses.” You may wonder just how much of that is true. Of course, people are more likely to quit a job where the boss is obviously horrible. But what about less obvious cases? Are employees quitting their jobs because of company leaders who ‘aren’t that bad?’
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October 4, 2019

Ask Levy: What Demographic Trends Should HR Departments be Monitoring?

Our company is currently going through a growth period, and we are hoping to hire new employees to fulfill several open positions within our company. We are looking for employees at specific skill and experience levels. We pride ourselves on being a diverse company and hire employees who are best suited for our culture and talent needs. What [...]
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September 26, 2019

Human Resources Trends that Improve Employee Attraction and Retention

The perception of human resources has changed. Once thought of as an administrative department focused on managing employee benefits and processing onboarding paperwork, it is now a dominant role in the ongoing “talent war.” HR professionals have become a crucial part in recruiting and retaining employees, and they have reinvented themselves [...]
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