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R Scott Russell, CRP, CEP

R Scott Russell is a video host, public speaker, and a sought-after thought leader in the world of employee engagement and recognition. At C.A. Short Company, he is responsible for producing engaging content, helping clients maximize the effectiveness of their programs, and providing ongoing training and education.
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How to Use Awareness Days in Your 2021 & 2022 Engagement Strategy

 

If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen an awareness day or two floating around your Facebook and social media accounts in the form of National Taco Day or National Pizza Day. While these days can often feel manufactured, with some created for the sole purpose of boosting an industry, when implemented correctly you can use these select awareness days to increase employee engagement and foster rewards and recognition. 

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Topics: Total 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. 

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Topics: Engagement Surveys

What Is Peer-to-Peer Recognition? Why Should You Have It? (+3 Ideas to Encourage It)


A handwritten note from an executive. An award to honor years of service. Maybe even a personalized gift from a manager. For most companies, the responsibility of recognizing and appreciating employees typically falls on management. 

However for the modern workforce, peer-to-peer recognition is much more impactful than traditional methods of recognition. Why? Peer recognition provides timely, specific, and consistent recognition to your employees.

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Topics: peer-to-peer-recognition

Healthcare Employee Recognition Weeks: Hospital Week and Nurses Week Appreciation Ideas

Hospital staff work some of the most demanding jobs there are physically, emotionally and spiritually – and it takes its toll on all medical staff. That’s why it is especially fitting that we celebrate National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week every year – to take the time, to take care of the people who spend their careers taking care of us.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Healthcare

What is A Recognition Strategy? (+ Free Recognition Strategy Action Plan Template)

Celebrating employees and recognizing their success probably seems like a reasonable and natural concept, but its value goes far beyond creating a pleasant, professional atmosphere. An organized and detailed recognition program can serve as a tool to help engage and retain valuable workers.

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Topics: Total Recognition, Culture of Engagement

5 Benefits of Implementing Years of Service Awards For Work Anniversaries


Traditions in the Corporate World

It’s possible to become so wrapped up in tradition, we can forget why we’re doing something. When that happens, we run the risk of simply “going through the motions.” Sadly, this occurs far too often when it comes to honoring employees for their loyalty and commitment.

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Topics: years of service awards, work anniversary, years of service, employee milestones

Creative Employee Awards: Ideas and Titles to Make Your Awards Ceremony Fun

 

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Topics: Employee Awards, years of service