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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Employee Recognition: Years of Service and Beyond

It’s 2020 and this new decade has a lot going for it. Greige is Out, bold blues are In, and the word “awesomesauce” has been added to the  Read More >>

10 Habits of a Highly Successful Years of Service Recognition Program

Let’s take a quick look at some of the top tips from around the industry for a successful and effective Years of Service Recognition program:


Topics: Employee Engagement Strategies, years of service awards

Taking A Culture of Appreciation To The Next Level

Are you looking for ways to improve your employee recognition practices? Are you wondering if there are ways to develop an effective and meaningful recognition culture without a massive budget? Trinkets, gift cards, and bonuses are nice, and certainly a first step on the road to a vibrant recognition program, but those things stop short of creating a truly pervasive company culture of recognition and engagement. So let’s take a look at a few low and no-cost ways to step up your game:


Define: Employee Recognition Program (what is it and why should I care?)

In short, Employee Recognition Programs are tools to help implement good intentions. We’ve all heard the old chestnut that “failing to plan is planning to fail”, right? The same holds true in this case. An organized and detailed Recognition plan, based on the values and goals of your organization is your best plan to attract and retain the right people for your team. It will help turn your desire to create an atmosphere of appreciation and open acknowledgement of your people’s value to the company into a daily reality.


Topics: years of service awards, years of service

The Best Guide To Years Of Service Awards In 2020

These days, it's rare for an employee to stay loyal to a single company. As such, when an employee does, he or she deserves some recognition. While there are a number of ways to show recognition to loyal employees, few options are as well-received as years of service awards


Topics: years of service awards, years of service

7 Beneficial Ways To Engage Employees To Continue Productivity

Are you looking to improve productivity in your workplace? 


Topics: Employee Engagement, years of service

10 Ways to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day to Engage Your Team

According to Wikipedia Employee Appreciation Day is an unofficial holiday observed on the first Friday in March. It is a day for companies to thank their employees for their hard work and effort throughout the year. This day was created for the purpose of strengthening the bond between employer and employee.


Topics: Employee Appreciation

7 Ways To Express Gratitude Towards Employees

Everyone knows that showing staff appreciation is one of the top things any higher-up should do for a positive workplace. Sometimes showing employee gratitude may seem a bit repetitive and looking for new ways to do so can seem impossible. 


Topics: years of service awards, Employee Appreciation

10 Benefits Of Years Of Service Awards For Employees

75% of your employees won't plan to stay around for over five years. A quick employee turnaround could impact your productivity and overall business growth.


Topics: years of service awards

Rethink and Renew Your Employee Years of Service Award Program

Fresh is good. Fresh bread, fresh flowers, fresh fruit. All these things conjure up pleasant thoughts and feelings. And fresh breath gets the girl, right? Thank you, chewing gum commercials!  

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