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Meet our Ask Levy columnist, Rachel! Passionate about helping people, Rachel provides answers to all your employee recognition questions. Whether you are looking for fresh employee engagement ideas, or need advice on building an awesome workplace culture, Rachel has the answers!
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March 14, 2019

Ask Levy: Best Practices for Points-Based Programs

Dear Levy, We’re implementing an employee recognition program and it has become my job to assign points values to tasks employees can complete to earn rewards. Our points system will allow employees to redeem their earned points for merchandise and incentives in our rewards catalog. I want to be fair in how points are awarded and redeemed. [...]
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February 8, 2019

Ask Levy: Employee Recognition and Productivity

Dear Levy, My company is starting to see a lot of employee turnover. Some of our most talented employees are beginning to check out and be unproductive. We recently eliminated the use of recognition as a motivator. Is the lack of employee recognition attributing to the lack of employee production? Does it also correlate to the amount of [...]
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January 9, 2019

Ask Levy: Inspiring Employees

Dear Levy, My employees do great work and never seem to slack. They are hardly ever late to work; however, they make a point to leave within seconds of the official quitting time every day. Regardless of what they are working on or what is happening, they will get up, gather their things, and walk out the door at 5:00 pm on the dot. I don’t [...]
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December 7, 2018

Ask Levy: Difference Between Employee Engagement and Employee Recognition

Dear Levy, I was speaking to a colleague about ways to improve our workplace culture. She suggested more employee engagement activities. I suggested more employee recognition. Is there a difference? If they are different, do we need to do both? What makes one more beneficial than the other? --Engagement vs. Recognition
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November 21, 2018

Ask Levy: Team Building Activities

Dear Levy, How important are team building activities for a company? How often should we take time to do teamwork exercises? --Teambuilder
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November 5, 2018

Ask Levy: Bickering Team Members

Dear Levy, I want to know how to stop bickering among team members. --Lisa  
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November 1, 2018

Ask Levy: Daily Engagement

Dear Levy, I want to keep my employees motivated, but I noticed that their levels of engagement seem to fluctuate often. Why does employee engagement vary daily? How can I get everyone on the same page and fully engaged every day? --Another Day, Another Engagement Struggle  
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October 16, 2018

Ask Levy: Recognition Revival

Dear Levy, We have been running the same employee recognition program for years. It seems to have gotten a little stale and our employees just aren’t responding to it anymore. What new, fresh ideas can you offer to revive our recognition program? --Recognition Revival Needed  
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October 4, 2018

Ask Levy: Is Cash King?

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October 2, 2018

Ask Levy: Budget Friendly Recognition

Dear Levy, As a small business owner, I’m on a tight budget. Many of my employees are top performers and deserve recognition. I know a lot of bigger businesses give cash rewards and bonuses. However, I’ve been researching the effectiveness of non-monetary rewards. Do you think these types of rewards are effective? What are some ideas for [...]
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