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R Scott Russell, CRP, CEP | Director - Engagement Strategies

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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5 Employee Recognition Ideas You Can Use to Show Appreciation Year Round!

One of the most effective means of improving engagement and safety at any organization lies in ensuring every employee knows that they’re a valuable member of the team. And while many businesses offer employees Years of Service awards when they reach significant milestones, most companies fail to provide their employees adequate recognition throughout the year.

If a business fails to utilize day-to-day recognition, they are making a crucial misstep that could have a significant impact on not just employee morale, but on their company’s bottom line. The following five tips are designed to help your company recognize employees without the need of a special event.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Appreciation

10 Best Practices for Creating Years of Service Awards that Work in 2018

This article is dedicated to Buford Ellis, whose dedication and commitment to C.A. Short Company has inspired us for more than 60 years. You’ve made us better employees, better managers, and better friends. May your retirement be filled with the same love you showed all of us.

YOS awards have been a mainstay in the business world for decades. However, a rapidly changing workforce has altered how we must approach them. What worked 30, 20, or even 10 years ago is no longer enough.

That’s why C.A. Short Company is proud to share with you these 10 best practices for offering Years of Service awards in 2018.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, years of service awards

The Human Connection: RPI, Chance Encounters, and the Power of Relationships

We are all connected.

At times, this is easy to forget. There’s always another email to send, phone call to return, or report to deliver. With so many tasks and responsibilities, it’s hard to remember there are actual humans involved in the process. That’s a crucial mistake.

So much of our success depends on others. There is power in our relationships, the kind of strength that only comes when we combine forces. Together, we prove that we are greater than the sum of our parts.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Communication, RPI

Jeff Ross Receives 2018 Spotlight Award from RPI

For nearly 20 years, C.A. Short Company has been a member and sponsor of Recognition Professionals International (RPI) – an organization that works tirelessly to reward and recognize employees around the globe. While it’s typically our CEO Jeff Ross who’s busy doing the thanking, he recently found himself receiving the recognition this time – taking home a significant accolade from the association.   

We’re proud to announce that Jeff has been named the 2018 Spotlight Winner for his ongoing commitment and support to employee engagement, recognition, and safety! 

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Topics: Total Recognition, Jeff Ross, RPI

Fun and Easy Ways to Encourage Peer-to-Peer Recognition


A handwritten note from an executive. An award to honor years of service. Maybe even a personalized gift from a manager.

There are many ways your company can recognize your employees for their hard work. But if your business only engages in top-down recognition, you may not attain the Culture of Recognition you’re seeking.

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Topics: peer-to-peer-recognition

Great Ideas for Service Award Banquet Themes

 

Your company gets it. You know your employees are the lifeblood of your organization; you understand how important it is to reward them for their hard work; and you realize just how critical it is to recognize your team for their years of service.

But when it comes to throwing a great service award banquet that makes a lasting impact, you could use a little help. Good news, C.A. Short Company has you covered with three ideas that are sure to be big hits!

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Topics: Service Awards, Employee Recognition Strategies, Appreciation, years of service awards

Vacations: The Secret Weapon to Higher Productivity and Profits


They come in early. They stay late. And day after day, your employees give it their all. Don’t they deserve a break? The answer is yes – and so do you!

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Topics: Employee Engagement

Learning From United: Values-Based Incentives vs. Lottery Rewards

Last week, United Airlines announced their plans to replace quarterly bonuses with a lottery rewards program. As you might imagine, their employees didn’t react favorably. In fact, the backlash was so severe, the company was forced to pause their plans almost immediately.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Appreciation

7 Things You Can Do for Patient Safety Awareness Week — March 11

Chances are, you didn’t enter the medical industry just because you wanted a better parking space or a bigger paycheck. You joined the world of healthcare to make a difference, to save lives, and to change the world around you – one patient at a time.

Patient Safety Awareness Week, which runs from March 11-17, provides an awesome opportunity to do just that. To help you make the most of the big week, C.A. Short Company has put together the following resources, tools, and content you can use to participate in — and spread awareness about — the event.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Healthcare, Patient Satisfaction, Patient Engagement, Patient Safety

EMS Workers, Like Nurses, Feeling Fatigue — Employee Engagement Can Help

The long shifts. The missed breaks. The grumpy patients. There are many reasons why burnout and fatigue run rampant in the healthcare industry. While we’ve covered in great detail how these issues impact nurses, they aren’t the only ones taking a hit. Emergency medical services workers are also feeling fatigue in record levels.

Luckily, there are steps your organization can take to help them!

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Topics: engagement, Healthcare Industry, Health care

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