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10 Best Practices for Creating Years of Service Awards that Work in 2018



Topics: Employee Recognition, years of service awards

The Human Connection: RPI, Chance Encounters, and the Power of Relationships

We are all connected.

At times, this is easy to forget. There’s always another email to send, phone call to return, or report to deliver. With so many tasks and responsibilities, it’s hard to remember there are actual humans involved in the process. That’s a crucial mistake.

So much of our success depends on others. There is power in our relationships, the kind of strength that only comes when we combine forces. Together, we prove that we are greater than the sum of our parts.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Communication, RPI

How to Create Healthcare Years of Service Awards That Work

Their time. Their energy. Their personal lives. Every day healthcare workers make major sacrifices just so they can help strangers in need.

Their hard work and commitment shouldn’t go unrewarded. Years of service awards provide a unique opportunity to thank those very people who make the success of your healthcare organization possible. And they’re not the only ones who benefit.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Healthcare, Health care

Low-Cost, Last-Minute Ideas to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day (Plus FREE Gift)

Ready or not, Employee Appreciation Day will be here in a matter of days. Whether your company has been preparing for weeks or this is the first you’ve heard of it, C.A. Short Company has you covered with our list of low-cost and last-minute ways to celebrate. Not every suggestion may be right for your business, but we hope these ideas provoke creativity and enthusiasm around your office. To further assist you, we’ve also included a free gift your company can use on the big day.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement Improves Turnover in Transportation Industry

Rapidly changing weather. Dangerous driving conditions. Near-constant road work.    

The transportation industry faces many challenges on a daily basis, but one of their biggest lies in employee turnover. While turnover impacts every industry, none feel its effects quite as much as those in transportation. To illustrate this, we need to look no further than the trucking sector, which experiences an unprecedented amount of turnover annually. The good news is there are proven steps any organization can take to reduce churn, but before we get into specific actions, let’s take a closer look at the problem.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Transportation, turnover

Employee Engagement, Work-Life Balance Key to Reducing Healthcare Burnout


If you’re human, chances are you’ve suffered from burnout at least once in your professional career. But, the good news is it probably never put anyone’s life in jeopardy. However, the same can’t be said for workers in the healthcare industry. At any moment, their decisions can make the difference between life and death.

Unfortunately, burnout rates in the medical industry are among the highest on Earth. Luckily, there are steps your healthcare organization can take to significantly reduce employee burnout, and it all begins with employee engagement and recognition.

Here’s what you need to know.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Healthcare Industry, Health care, wellness, turnover

Employee Engagement Reduces Driver Distraction, Crashes and Fatalities in Transportation Industry

The clothes that keep us warm. The groceries that give us strength. The medicine that keeps us healthy. Without workers in the transportation industry, how would we get the basics that sustain our lives? Life would be far more difficult, and for many, impossible. Transportation workers keep us safe, and shouldn’t we do the same for them?

Unfortunately, the transportation industry is among the most dangerous on Earth, with thousands of Americans dying each year as a result. The good news is there are steps we can take to create a safer working environment, and it all begins with employee engagement and recognition. But before we start analyzing solutions, it’s important we outline the problem.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Transportation

Employee Engagement, Recognition Key to Attracting and Retaining Healthcare Talent

The medical industry has always been tasked with overcoming significant obstacles: new and frightening diseases, rapidly changing insurance mandates, overwhelming regulations, increased operating costs, just to name a few. But, the greatest challenge many healthcare organizations face today lies in their ability to attract and retain top talent, and it’s having a devastating impact on companies across the nation.

Let’s take a closer look at why this is the case, as well as what businesses within the healthcare industry can do about it.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement

Big Changes Coming to OSHA®: Increased Fines and New Chief

The New Year may have just begun, but if your industry is regulated by OSHA®, you could see some major changes soon. Violators can expect to pay higher penalties for offenses in 2018, as the agency adjusts to inflation. That’s not the only difference you’ll notice this year. Soon, there will be a new chief in town, as President Trump’s nominee will be moving forward to Senate confirmation.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement

Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Employee Engagement & Recognition Company

Organizations across the globe are looking to make 2018 the most profitable year on record, and for many of these companies, this will include investing in an employee engagement and recognition program. If this description applies to you, the first thing you likely discover is that the market is saturated with programs claiming they’re the best solution. However, many of these platforms fail to deliver the results organizations are seeking. These shortcomings are why it’s essential you ask the following questions before partnering with any employee engagement and recognition company.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement

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