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Service Anniversary Awards: 5 Letter of Appreciation Templates

Service anniversary awards (also referred to as years of service awards, milestone awards, service awards, service milestone, and employee anniversaries) recognize employees when they hit a specific work anniversary.

Appreciation letters are essential for the presentation of your service anniversary awards, but sometimes it can be a daunting task to get started.

With these templates, you’ll never have to create appreciation letters from scratch. Use them as a guide for your employees next service anniversary!


Topics: Service Awards

The Four Stages of Employee Engagement

In our previous blog, we took a more in-depth look at Gallup’s revolutionary Q12 Survey and how its intentional—and labor intensive—design has lead to new and powerful insights regarding employee engagement. As part of the discussion, we also briefly mentioned how the order of the items deliberately ties into the Four Stages of Employee Engagement. This hierarchy represents the path any employee travels on their way to total engagement in the workplace. So, to further iterate just how important all of these stages are and why focus must be given to each one individually, let’s look deeper into what they represent for the employee.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Communciation

Employee Engagement: How to Create a Recognition Program [Checklist]

Employee engagement is as personal to your employees as it is to your organization.

People are not engaged in programs, they are engaged in other people.

Creating a strong corporate culture and increasing employee engagement is about fostering that individualism and making it a part of your brand.

By recognizing your employees for that brand loyalty and for living your organization’s vision, you are not just measuring engagement, but growing it.


Topics: Employee Recognition

10 Workplace Safety Strategies

In 2020, the number of workers injured equaled 2.8 per 100 full-time workers -- unchanged from 2019. Overexertion, falls and slips, and contact with equipment played a role in lost work and production days.

No organization wants to have injuries, but where do you start to build a safety work culture? We’ve put together our list of 10 strategies to improve workplace safety and build a culture centered around employee health. 


Topics: Safety, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Incentivized Safety Programs, employee safety, workplace safety

2022 Healthcare Awareness &  Recognition Calendar

Throughout 2022, there are key days, weeks, and months dedicated to generating awareness for important health topics and professions.

Healthcare awareness days are centered around recognizing your health care staff – making them a great addition to your employee engagement and recognition program strategies.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Healthcare

5 Ways to Recognize Your Staff During National Nurses and Hospital Week 2022 (May 6-12; 9-15)

National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2022) and National Hospital Week (May 9-15, 2022) is the perfect time to give your healthcare employee an extra dose of appreciation.


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

C.A. Short Company Named a Top Recognition Service Provider by HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen

C.A. Short Company, an industry leading employee recognition company, has been recognized by HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings List as a top service provider in Employee Recognition.


Topics: Total Recognition, News & Updates

What is employee net promoter score (eNPS)?

Employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS)

Employee Net Promoter Score, also commonly referred to as eNPS, is a way to measure how your employees feel about your organization.


Topics: Engagement Surveys

Employee Wellness in the COVID-19 Era

Two Employee Pitfalls to Anticipate and Prevent

A recent Gallup poll revealed that, historically, well-being and engagement have gone hand-in-hand; however, the current pandemic has produced a new phenomenon:  a divergence in employee well-being and employee engagement


Topics: Health & Wellness Programs, engagement

10 Ideas to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day (March 4, 2022)

Appreciation is a simple idea. Yet for busy and stressed-out leaders, it can be easy to put appreciation at the end of a to-do list. 

After all the hardships, uncertainty, and lack of face-to-face communication we've faced during the pandemic, showing appreciation to your employees on March 4 will be even more impactful.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Holiday, Employee Recognition Strategies