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How to Build a Culture of Appreciation in the Workplace 

Employee engagement is an emerging culture that will continue as long as humans seek acceptance. Until organizations are managed by robots, your employees’ feelings will be as much, if not more, motivation as their paychecks. 


Topics: Employee Engagement

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

C.A. Short Company Is Still Here For You During COVID-19

At C.A. Short Company, like most, we have been watching the world and national events surrounding the COVID-19 virus. Like you, we are making the very best decisions, day by day, for our people and for our customers.


Topics: News & Updates

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

March Madness: Doesn't Mean You Bench Employee Engagement

The 2020 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament was a planned single-elimination tournament of 68 teams to determine the men's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college basketball national champion for the 2019–20 season. On March 12, 2020, the tournament was canceled in order to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

It was the first time that the tournament had been canceled since its creation in 1939.

On March 11, 2020, the NCAA announced the entire tournament, like the women's, would be conducted with "only essential staff and limited family attendance" due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Some venues (such as those within the states of Ohio and California) enacted further local numerical restrictions on the numbers of those who could attend an event, which the NCAA agreed to respect.

It was also reported that for practicality reasons, the NCAA was considering re-locating some of the later rounds (including the regional finals, and the Final Four, originally scheduled to be held at the 71,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium) to smaller venues within the same host cities.On March 12, the NCAA announced the tournament would be cancelled, along with all remaining winter and spring championships. Source: Wikipedia

Should You Worry About Employee Engagement During March Madness?

Employee engagement and productivity do not have to come to a grinding halt because there is college basketball on that day. An engaged employee is consistently engaged because the organization has created a culture of engagement and recognition. What should be assumed is that an engaged employee who’s ducking out a few hours early to watch his underdog alma mater crush their top-ranked rival worked extra hard, and without interruptions, before doing so. The employees that you should be worrying about are the actively disengaged employees in January, and July, and October.


Topics: Employee Engagement Strategies, Employee Appreciation

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

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