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How to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day Using Cheers for Peers

Each year on March 5, employers in the U.S. celebrate Employee Appreciation Day. It allows you to show your employees how much you value the work they do for your organization each day. There are no rules for this non-official celebratory day besides letting people know their value.

At C.A. Short, we celebrate workers on that same date. However, we focus on peer recognition through the increasingly observed Cheers for Peers Day, which has also become a nationally recognized, yet non-official professional appreciation day. Showing employee appreciation is the same for both days, but the method of doing so is somewhat different.

If you are thinking about switching over to Cheers for Peers this coming March 5, now is the time to discuss it and plan.

Here are some thoughts we want to share to get started.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Recognition Strategies, peer-to-peer-recognition

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

 

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Topics: Employee Awards, years of service

How to Tackle Peer-to-Peer Recognition and Social Recognition

Engaging employees and providing real-time recognition can be a challenge. There are many questions to consider such as, what are the best tools to boost employee engagement? How can you encourage peer-to-peer recognition in the most meaningful way? Let’s first start off by exploring what peer-to-peer recognition means.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Recognition Strategies, peer-to-peer-recognition

Business Excellence Starts with a Noble Purpose Beyond Making Money

When I am asked, “Paul, how can I improve productivity and achieve sustained business success?” I give an unconventional reply— “Sustained success starts with a noble purpose beyond making money.” Without a noble purpose, I explain, “All tasks degenerate into thankless, boring chores.”

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Topics: Total Recognition

Educate, Encourage, and Incentivize the COVID-19 Vaccination For Your Employees

A recent study, by the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), found that employee benefits from absent workers caused by COVID-19 could cost employers more than $23 billion.

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Topics: Employee Engagement

Employee Turnover Rates: An Industry Comparison

Employee turnover happens when an individual leaves their company, and a new person is hired to fill the vacant role. The reasons and costs for the turnover may surprise you. 

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Topics: Employee Engagement

6 Tips to Ladder Safety in the Workplace

Workplace safety unites the interests of employers and employees, as no one wants to see injuries or lost time from preventable incidents on the job. A properly structured Safety Incentive Program not only decreases injuries and lost time, it also works to increase productivity and overall employee satisfaction. Let’s take a closer look at the statistics behind ladder incidents in construction.

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Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Construction

How to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day in the Workplace

2020 was full of people everywhere looking after, comforting, and caring about one another.
 
2021 should continue to celebrate all the big and little things that matter the most because as humans, we have and will always need it.
 
One way to continue this celebration is to show your family, friends, and employees your appreciation on Random Acts of Kindness Day. This day is celebrated every year on February 17.
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Topics: Appreciation, Employee Appreciation

OSHA COVID Guidelines: How to Prepare Workplaces in 2021 for Safety

Employee health is an essential concern for employers in all industries after everyone's battle against COVID-19 throughout most of 2020. Employers faced challenging decisions to put employee safety first and comply with the OSHA workplace safety regulations and will need to continue that course into 2021. 

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How to Use Awareness Days in Your 2021 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