About C.A. Short Company

What drives you to be the best that you can be? Do your employees share that same motivation for success? At C.A. Short Company, we've become a leader in the employee engagement and recognition award services industry by developing individualized programs that get results.

As the first company to create incentive programs that are OSHA-compliant, we’re paving the way for workplace safety as a precursor for personal achievement, in turn creating safer work environments. As a trailblazer in employee engagement, our values-based recognition programs have proven to reduce employee turnover and increase profitability. And we’ve got the history to back it up.

Established in 1937, we are privately-held and headquartered in North Carolina with offices across the United States. With over 100 employees and more than 1,800 customers, we're members of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Recognition Professionals International (RPI), National Safety Council (NSC), and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). We have been ISO 9001-certified since 2005 and have an A+ BBB rating.

As you can see, we’re not going anywhere.

For nearly a century, C.A. Short Company has helped organizations retain, reward, and protect their greatest assets: their people.

We don’t do this through a magic algorithm, a fancy robot, or some one-size-fits-all solution.

Instead, we get to know our clients and create custom-tailored programs that fit their budget. We offer employees the products, services, and experiences that mean the most to them. And we work tirelessly with our clients to create safe and prosperous workplaces.

Our in-house experts accelerate this process. Working side by side with our customers, we identify and track meaningful recognition, leading indicators, incentivize safety awareness and sales performance, while reinforcing achievement behaviors at scale.

Every strategy is 100 percent customized and works across all businesses, industries and generations.

Our customer centric approach allows us to set high ROI goals — we work closely with our teams to ensure we are maximizing every dollar invested. And while saving time and money is certainly important, we know that’s not what matters most.

At the end of the day, you want your employees to leave work as healthy as they arrived - more inspired than yesterday with the ability to make it home to their loved ones, and to know that when it comes down to it, you have their back. We help you make this a reality.

We are C.A. Short Company, and we understand your people are everything.


Leading organizations to inspire and develop “all-in” employees that transform their work and their world.


We offer industry leading recognition and engagement solutions through innovative design, rapid implementation, and “all-in” exceptional service to our clients, delivering positive behavior changes and measurable, impactful business results.

Our Core Business Values Are:

  1. Lead with Integrity
  2. "All-In" Accountability
  3. We Collaborate
  4. Sense of Urgency
  5. Operational Excellence
  6. Deliver Exceptional Client Service


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