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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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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 14, 2019

How to Revive Employee Engagement this Spring

The holiday season is long past and the excitement of the new year has settled, now, it seems all that is left are the cold winter blues. Employee engagement seems to lull this time of year. The workplace is quiet, nothing exciting has happened since the holidays, and that was weeks ago. Spring is almost here, and it’s time to start bringing [...]
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January 24, 2019

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Recognition Program

Creating a workplace that is thriving and successful takes time. A successful business is about more than just providing a useful product and gaining profit. A healthy company is one that invests in its employees and encourages them to be engaged in their work and share the company’s success.
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December 13, 2018

How to Calculate Return on Investment from Your Recognition Program

Now that you have the support of company leaders and have been given permission to start an employee recognition program, you’re probably tasked with proving to your higher ups that the program is worth it. No doubt you have been asked, “What’s the return on investment on a program like this?”
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October 4, 2018

Ask Levy: Is Cash King?

Dear Levy,
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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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September 18, 2018

Ask Levy: Recognition by Gender

Dear Levy, Gender equality is a hot button issue in workplaces across the country. Should we be concerned about our recognition program? Do male and female employees need different types of recognition? --Recognition by Gender
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