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April 25, 2019

Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Recognition

Employee recognition is a key element of a well-running business. It rewards positive outcomes and reinforces desired behaviors. Successfully recognizing employees can be a challenge. What works for one may not work for another. To implement an effective recognition program, follow these do’s and don’ts.
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April 17, 2019

Six Steps to Implementing Employee Recognition

Congratulations! You’re ready to implement a recognition program. An employee recognition program is a fantastic tool for boosting morale, showing appreciation, and improving employee retention. Those are to name a few of the benefits you’ll see once your recognition program is in full swing.
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April 10, 2019

How to Detect Low Morale in the Workplace

Ever feel like your company is in a rut? Employees don’t seem to be as engaged in their work and productivity appears to be falling short. Maybe this has gone on for a few weeks, or even a few months, you can’t exactly remember when or how things got this way, but now you need to fix it!
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April 2, 2019

What is Gamification?

Gamification is the application of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to affect behavior positively. Despite numerous myths about the ineffectiveness of gamification, several employers have found that gamified incentive programs have a positive and lasting impact on employee performance, engagement, and motivation. By [...]
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March 26, 2019

The Value of Peer Recognition in the Workplace

While top-down recognition is the most popular form of recognition, do not underestimate the power of peer-to-peer acknowledgment. Employees who receive recognition from a manager show feelings of gratitude and take pride in their work. However, recognition given by a fellow team member increases that pride and gives employees much-needed [...]
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March 22, 2019

What Real Employees are Saying About Recognition

Determining the success of an employee recognition program relies on a few different factors. Of course, companies want to measure indicators such as productivity and revenue hard, but some measures of success are more difficult to track.
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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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March 7, 2019

Three Ways to take Employee Relationships to the Next Level

Creating strong relationships with employees can improve company culture. Employees who have great relationships with company leaders are more engaged and work harder. It takes a lot of effort for managers to build great relationships with employees. Here are three ways company leaders can create next level employee relationships.
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February 28, 2019

Do More with Employee Recognition

Employee recognition means a lot of different things to many companies. It could be verbal praise and telling a staff member they’re doing a great job. It could be a physical reward or gift that expresses gratitude for the efforts of a team member. Employee recognition could also be an award given to congratulate achievement.
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February 20, 2019

We are Now Levy Recognition

We measure success by the goals we set for ourselves and how we achieve those goals. When we reach a goal, we plan our next course of action, doing more to reach new successes every day. But what does it mean to do more?
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