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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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September 19, 2019

Ask Levy: Employee Appreciation vs. Employee Recognition

Dear Levy,
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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 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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July 15, 2019

Recognition Ideas for Every Stage of the Employee Lifecycle

You’ve done it. You’ve spent hours combing through resumes and interviewing job candidates. You’ve hired only the best employees, and you’re ready to get to work. It’s that simple, right?
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July 3, 2019

Is Your Recognition Program Buzz Worthy?

You’ve put the time and money into creating your company’s employee recognition program. It’s time to get it off the ground and implement it in the workplace. It’s exciting, and you’re ready for your employees to get excited about it too. What you want most is to have your employees engaged in using the program and the company experiencing [...]
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June 14, 2019

The ABC’s of Executive Buy-In

Recognition programs are more successful with the support of executive team members. Getting their buy-in helps promote the program, encourage more employee engagement, and boosts participation. You know the importance of recognition in the workplace. You also know that having company leaders be activists for recognition would give the [...]
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May 31, 2019

Ask Levy- Cash Rewards

Dear Levy, We want to offer our employees great benefits that make them feel appreciated for working hard. We want them to feel like they are being Should employees who work harder get bonuses? If so, how should bonuses be determined? Is there any benefit to not giving cash rewards? -- Benefits Manager  
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