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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.

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Topics: Employee Engagement Strategies, Employee Appreciation

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.

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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. 

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Topics: years of service awards, Employee Appreciation

Your Millennial Engagement Guide: Why Millennial Employees Want to Be Recognized by Their Employers

 

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Topics: peer-to-peer-recognition, Employee Appreciation, years of service

Employee Recognition: A Step-by-step Guide

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Topics: people are everything, Employee Appreciation

Make 2020 The Year For Engagement and Recognition

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Health & Wellness Programs, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Employee Appreciation, years of service

Years of Service Awards That Deliver Results

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Topics: Employee Appreciation, Employee Awards, work anniversary, years of service, employee milestones

5 Simple Ways to Boost Employee Engagement Today

The importance of employee engagement is a topic of conversation that should be a priority for all organizations. Unfortunately, trying to determine how to boost employee engagement can be as challenging as trying to send a text message with a rotary phone. Employees are not wired the same, so how do you use the same message to reach each employee individually?  

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

Employee Engagement Improves Workplace Safety

Improving Safety Through Employee Engagement

Building a safe work environment is a challenge for any company. But, perhaps even more challenging, is the ability to maintain that safety over the long-term. Many companies struggle with how to best keep workers and customers safe. And with so many statistics and opinions out there, it can be hard to determine the right solutions for your environment. One tactic that works across the board, however, is active employee engagement -- a critical element of our Safegagement concept.

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Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Communication, Safegagement, Employee Appreciation

How Did We Get Employee Motivation so Wrong?

In my previous blog article I defined intrinsic motivation as the, “five, natural pleasures of work.” I then made an outrageous claim, “Companies can double employee motivation, productivity and profits by simply activating the natural, productive pleasures wired into the human brain. I can almost feel your skepticism, “If it were that simple, wouldn’t everybody already pay employees this “magical,” free, intrinsic-reward bonus?

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Topics: people are everything, Employee Appreciation, years of service

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