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How to Maintain Employee Appreciation Initiatives in a Virtual Environment

We understand that it can be difficult to encourage your employees and reward them adequately for their efforts in a virtual setting. While sending a chat message or email to say thank you is always appreciated, it does not always provide the same sense of belonging and comradery that comes with being in a traditional office. 

Usual activities are unable to take place, vacations are turning into staycations, and nights spent on the town are now nights spent on the couch. However, spending time at home is not all bad. Many individuals have taken this time to brush up on their baking skills, clean out that one messy closet everyone seems to have, take up a new hobby, and most importantly, spending more time with close family and relatives.

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Topics: Culture of Engagement, Appreciation

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

2020 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: Reduce Risk and Boost Engagement (Sep. 13th–19th)

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week will be here before you know it!This year the festivities kick off on September 13, 2020, and continue through September 19. If your company is looking for ways to help celebrate your road warriors, then you’re in luck!

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Transportation, Appreciation

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

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

Creating Transportation Years of Service Awards That Work

 

While many truckers will drive more than three million miles over the course of their careers, few do so while working for just one company...or even two. Yes, by all accounts, turnover rates in the transportation industry are staggering.

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Topics: Employee Well-being, Boosting Productivity, Appreciation

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

The Real Key to Employee Engagement Is Instant Values-Based Recognition

 

14,200,000. That’s how many results come up when you search for “employee engagement” on Google. 

As of late, there has been an explosion of interest when it comes to employee engagement. And, that’s with good reason. Reduced turnover rates, increased productivity, decreased safety incidents -- these are just a few of the benefits companies experience by focusing on employee engagement.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Instant Award Recognition, Employee Recognition Strategies, Culture of Engagement, Appreciation

Five of the Worst Customer Service Appreciation Week Gifts and How to Avoid Them

Over our 80-year history in the employee engagement and recognition industry, C.A. Short Company has written extensively about how you can make the most of Customer Service Appreciation Week and give gifts your employees will treasure for years to come. This article will instead focus on some of the worst customer service appreciation week gifts we’ve seen, as well as how to avoid them. Because, let’s face it, no one wants a cheap pen with their name on it. 

In no particular order…

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Celebrate Customer Service, Appreciation

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