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Employee Holiday Programs: Start Early & Make It Personal

We all know that employee recognition is not a once-a-year event. However, the holidays are a great time to show appreciation for your employee’s hard work and dedication. In order to have a successful program, you need to make it personal and you have to start EARLY. Today we will be breaking down the importance of personalized employee holiday gifts and the positive effects they can have on your employee engagement. 

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Holiday, Employee Engagement Strategies

What is Total Recognition and How Can It Improve Employee Engagement?

Employee engagement is all about creating a culture that ensures employees feel they have what it takes and everything they need to give their all during the workday. It aims to define how committed employees are to company goals and success, as well as their own personal growth within the company. 

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Topics: Budget Control, Employee Recognition, Total Recognition, Employee Recognition Strategies

Giving Employees Gifts During the Holidays: How We Do It

For some reason, sitting down to write about what to give employees for holiday gifts gave me writer's block. It all seemed so boring and overdone. I just couldn’t seem to find the direction I wanted to go. 

Then I realized, I work at an employee recognition company who specializes, in part, regarding employee holiday gifts. I am writing about employee recognition programs, why don’t I write about how MY actual company celebrates its own actual employees during the holiday season and provide examples of unique corporate gift ideas.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Holiday, Employee Recognition Strategies

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

Getting In-depth with the Gallup Q12 Employee Surveys



The importance of keeping your employees emotionally engaged in your organization is a constant theme in our Thought Leadership blogs and more recently in our highly popular wall chart, 35 Ways to Influence Corporate Culture and Increase the Bottom Line.

At C.A. Short Company, we have found ourselves often referencing Gallup’s report, “State of the American Workplace,” as it relates to the need for active employee engagement. As part of our recent informative blog series, we’ve regularly pointed to results from Gallup’s Q12 measurements from employee surveys and how they can allow for such effective solutions to be drawn up.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Communciation, Gallup Q12

10 Best Practices for Creating Years of Service Awards that Work in 2020

This article is dedicated to Buford Ellis, whose dedication and commitment to C.A. Short Company has inspired us for more than 60 years. You’ve made us better employees, better managers, and better friends. May your retirement be filled with the same love you showed all of us.

YOS awards have been a mainstay in the business world for decades. However, a rapidly changing workforce has altered how we must approach them. What worked 30, 20, or even 10 years ago is no longer enough.

That’s why C.A. Short Company is proud to share with you these 10 best practices for offering employee Years of Service awards in 2020. In this article we also share how we used these tips to recognize one of our own team members and promote employee engagement throughout our organization.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, years of service awards

Why Is Employee Voice Important?

One key to a positive work environment is the ability for employees to feel comfortable and inspired. Environments that allow employees to express their ideas and collaborate openly with coworkers can boost employee morale and overall engagement. By encouraging employees and giving them a voice, you can foster a positive work culture and gain fresh and exciting new ideas. 

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Well-being, Retention

Healthcare Employee Recognition Weeks: Hospital Week and Nurses Week Appreciation Ideas

Hospital staff work some of the most demanding jobs there are physically, emotionally and spiritually – and it takes its toll on all medical staff. That’s why it is especially fitting that we celebrate National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week every year – to take the time, to take care of the people who spend their careers taking care of us.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Healthcare

The Modern Guide to Years of Service Awards

One of the most effective ways to make your business successful and to exceed expectations of your clients is to keep employees happy.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, years of service awards

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

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