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Wellness is a Hot Topic: Are Your People Well?

If life has taught us anything, it’s that doing the right thing always pays off. This is especially true when it comes to caring for your company’s most vital resource – your employees. Increasingly, this means providing a comprehensive wellness program that encourages your team to focus on their health.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Health & Wellness Programs, Employee Well-being, Culture of Engagement, wellness

How Do You Retain Top Millennial Talent? Employee Recognition Is Key

Killing department stores. Ruining beer sales. Putting avocados where they don’t belong. Millennials have been accused of doing a lot in recent years, but smart businesses realize the important role they play within their organization. While these companies would do anything to retain this top talent, they often find it challenging to do so. And, that’s because many organizations may be overlooking a key element – Employee Recognition.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Culture of Engagement, peer-to-peer-recognition, Employee Appreciation, work anniversary, years of service, employee milestones

What Can Employee Recognition Do for Your Business

“Does employee recognition and engagement really work?”

This is a question we’ve been asked a lot over our 80-year plus history in the employee recognition and engagement industry, and it’s one we never get tired of answering. At C.A. Short Company, engaging and recognizing employees isn’t just our job – it’s our passion! Every morning we wake up with one goal on our mind – how can we recognize and engage as many employees as possible.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Boosting Productivity, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement

10 Creative Ways to Show Employee Appreciation

Studies have shown repeatedly that an atmosphere of encouragement and appreciation has a huge impact on employee performance, engagement and retention. Simple, yet personal methods for recognizing the work of your employees is the way to gain traction in these areas. Let’s take a look at ten creative, high value ideas for showing employee appreciation and promoting a healthy, purposeful atmosphere within the ranks.

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

Top 5 Reasons Why Millennials Are Leaving Their Jobs in Record Numbers

Millennials are unlike any other generation in history. They are masters of social media. They are in tune with societal trends. And, above all, they are happy to walk away from their occupation in the hopes of finding a company that’s “a better fit.” In fact, 60 percent of millennials report they are presently open to a new job opportunity, and only 50 percent intend to remain at their current employer one year from now. Further, 36 percent report they will look for a job in the next 12 months if the economy improves, and one in five have already switched jobs at least once in the past year.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Millennial, Culture of Engagement

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

C.A. Short Company Announces Acquisition of Eagle Recognition

 

Today, I am excited to announce that C.A. Short Company has acquired an amazing organization from Tucker, GA -- Eagle Recognition. Eagle Recognition has aggressively invested in its Engagement Portal technology and has ownership in The Engagement Agency, a formal thought leadership organization for the engagement and recognition Industry. 

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Culture of Engagement

OPM Announce Federal Employee Engagement Rates Reach Six-Year High

A federal employee engagement level of 67%? That’s what the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) claims in the 2017 edition of their Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Acting Director Kathleen M. McGettigan was pleased to announce that engagement levels were at the highest they have been since 2011, but not everyone’s buying it. Before we get to that, let’s take a closer look at the survey itself.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Culture of Engagement, Public Sector

The Public Sector Thrives When Employees Are Engaged

When one thinks of employee engagement, their minds tend to drift towards hard hats, oil rigs and various accouterments of the private sector. However, for-profit organizations aren’t the only ones benefiting from employee engagement practices. Those in the public sector are also making huge gains by engaging and recognizing their employees. While there are far too many examples to list here, today’s blog will focus on two public institutes that have experienced said success, all from Creating a Culture of Engagement at their organization.  

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Employee Engagement Strategies, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement

Employee Engagement in the Coal & Mining Industry: Reduced Injuries, Increased Productivity

Being a coal miner is pretty hard work. The shifts are long, the job is tiring, and working conditions can be pretty dangerous. Still, day in and day out, these brave men and women go to work so that we can have the power we need to survive. And, considering the fact that nearly a third of the United States’ electricity is derived from coal, that’s a whole lot of men and women risking bodily harm, or far worse, just so we can keep the lights on.   

Although being a coal miner will always be a hard job filled with many dangers, there is a way to greatly improve working conditions and offer coal miners the level of safety they so rightfully deserve. We’ll get into HOW to achieve this a bit later in the article, but let’s first take a look at WHY working conditions are so unsafe.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Employee Engagement Strategies, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement

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