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Years of Service Awards: Tried and True

Recognition is an inherent human trait.  As a culture, we place a great value on recognition; birthdays, wedding anniversaries, graduations, accomplishments, achievements, employment years-of-service milestones, and more. It has been an American tradition for over 75 years to recognize employees for longevity. Let’s take a look at how and when the tradition of recognizing anniversaries began. 

The History of Celebrations

Wedding anniversaries are the most common and popular of milestone celebrations. This is nothing new. Wedding anniversaries were celebrated way back in the ancient Holy Roman Empire. On their 25th anniversary husbands would crown their wives with a silver wreath, and on their 50th anniversary, a gold wreath. This was the origin of the modern day silver and gold wedding anniversaries. This custom, silver and gold anniversaries, was carried on by the medieval Germans.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Service Awards

What Programs Should You Include in Your Employee Recognition Platform?

Show Employees They Are Valued

Do you remember the economic crash in 2008? Did that affect your company? Did you lose good employees? 
Whether you remember or not, another "crash" could be looming. History is doomed to repeat itself. Look to recession proof your culture...
 
Implementing an Employee Recognition Platform provides you with the avenues you need to acknowledge your employees quickly and easily outside of the standard programs such as Years of Service , birthdays, or other common performance incentives.
 
Employee recognition is one of the easiest ways to ensure we're prepared for any potential downturn in the market or within our own organizations. We’re quickly moving into the future. Having strong, dedicated, committed people will help us weather the potential storms ahead.
 
Maintaining employees doesn’t just come down to salary; they need to feel valued, purposeful. This is why we developed our Employee Recognition Platform .
 
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Topics: Employee Recognition, Total Recognition, Employee Recognition Strategies

The 2019 Peerless Study Now Available from Peerless Performance and C.A. Short

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C.A. Short Company and Peerless Performance, two industry leaders in employee engagement and culture engineering, have announced the release of the Peerless Study.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Business Performance, Employee Well-being, engagement

6 Strategies to Create a Safer Workplace During National Safety Month 2019

This June, National Safety Month arrives once again to remind us all of the unwavering importance in creating a Culture of Safety in the workplace. After all, positively overhauling the safety culture within your organization is shown to improve safety performance among your employees – an important point recently echoed by the National Safety Council in advocating for safety culture and effective safety management.

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Topics: Safegagement, employee safety

5 Ways to Recognize Your Staff During National Nurses and Hospital Week 2019 (May 6-12, 12-18)

It’s that time of year again when you can make a noticeable difference in the lives of your employees by showing them an extra dose of appreciation during 2019’s National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and National Hospital Week (May 12-18).

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Healthcare, Nurses, Healthcare Industry, Employee Appreciation

How to Combat a Disturbing Trend in Workplace Safety


A call from your spouse. A message from a friend. An email notification from your gym.

Life’s little distractions add up, and getting sidetracked at work can be an unavoidable annoyance. It’s easy to take for granted the pesky and seemingly unending diversions that distract us during the workday.

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Topics: Safety, Osha, employee safety

Next Generation Incentives: Powered by C.A. Short Company and Peerless Performance

When two of the most respected names in employee engagement and recognition join forces, you can expect big things. And that’s exactly what our clients will receive from our partnership with performance-improvement firm Peerless Performance. We’re excited to announce our game-changing joint offering: Next Generation Incentives.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Total Recognition, next generation incentives

C.A. Short Company Announces New Core Offerings: Experiences and Sales Incentives

 

Today, employee recognition has never been more critical to the success of an organization. With an increasingly diverse and evolving workforce, it can be difficult determining which rewards will have the greatest impact on your employees. The challenges can be frustrating.

The good news is C.A. Short Company is here to help you generate the most significant impact possible.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be announcing some major innovations. Some will be upgrades to our existing products and services, including our award-winning employee engagement, recognition, and safety platform, People Are Everything. Others will be completely new opportunities your organization can use to reward your employees and increase your bottom line.

For today’s article, we’ll focus on two core offerings designed with your changing workforce in mind: an updated and expanded sales incentive program and the inclusion of experiential rewards.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, experiential rewards, sales incentives

Happy Holidays, from the C.A. Short Company Family to Yours

I didn’t expect my last post of 2018 to be about an old football game. And I guess, in many ways, it’s not.  

It’s about underdogs achieving the impossible. It’s about identifying what it takes to be successful and then doing it. It’s about what defines us, as a company and as people. And for C.A. Short Company, it’s all about our incredible employees and customers.

We’ll get into all of that a bit later. But first, football.

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Topics: Employee Recognition

How to Calculate Employee Engagement's Impact on Productivity

When it comes to identifying the benefits of employee engagement, there’s certainly no shortage of information. There are hundreds of studies, thousands of blogs, and millions of search results dedicated to the topic. You can easily discover how employee engagement decreases turnover, improves staff morale, and reduces safety incidents.

What you might struggle to find, however, is detailed information on how to measure your employees’ engagement impact on your firm’s overall productivity. We’re going to change that with today’s article!

Join us as we take a closer look at how small improvements in employee engagement can lead to big changes in productivity.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Boosting Productivity

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