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August 29, 2019

The Dangers of Employee Burnout

Burnout is the exhaustion of physical, or emotional strength or motivation, usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration. Burnout often strikes when an employee has spent far too much time in a stressful work environment. Lacking in support, no access to resources, tight deadlines, and not being allowed to take a break can cause [...]
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August 22, 2019

5 Ways to Screw Up Employee Recognition

Employee recognition is an integral part of improving company culture and overall company bottom line. Several studies have shown that giving incentives and recognition in the workplace has many benefits including, but not limited to, reducing employee turnover, raising productivity levels, increasing customer retention, and boosting employee [...]
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August 16, 2019

Do Employee Gifts Need to be Claimed on Taxes?

A common question about implementing an awards and recognition program is whether or not employees are required to claim their awards on their taxes. The ever-changing federal and state regulations can make it difficult to stay on top of tax codes associated with rewards and incentives given as part of an employee program. Employers may give [...]
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August 9, 2019

Ask Levy: When Cash Incentives Aren’t Enough

Dear Levy, My company regularly recognizes employees for their hard work and contributions to the workplace. Primarily we give financial rewards to deserving employees. There have been times that employees seem dissatisfied with the reward or they have complained the amount of the reward is not enough. What do you do for employees who believe [...]
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August 2, 2019

How Incentive Programs Strengthen Partnerships and Retain Employees

For most businesses, increasing profits and strengthening channel partner relationships is a top priority. Companies in every industry are trying to stay ahead of their competition and expand their business. At the very core of their business success are their employees and the employees of their channel partners. Understanding what it takes [...]
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