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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

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

Creating the Magic Moment; That's Employee Recognition

Sometimes, as managers, we forget about the value that even the simplest praise and recognition has to our employees. We forget that it is human nature to need reassurance from people that we look up to and respect. We forget how much people thrive when they feel appreciated. But the real value lies in HOW we show our appreciation, not just that we do it.

So, How Should We Effectively Recognize Employees?

By ensuring that your organization's employee recognition program not only reinforces the organization’s culture but achieves a higher level of engagement includes the following:

  • Builds self-esteem

  • Reinforces desired behaviors

  • Works to create an atmosphere of appreciation and trust

  • Promotes empowerment and involvement

  • Creates loyalty to a company

  • Includes all people and in a form that resonates with them

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Recognition Strategies, years of service awards, Employee Appreciation, years of service

“Intrinsic Motivation" - Part One of Three: The Definition...

Hurray, it’s a beautiful day! I’ve been studying intrinsic motivation for 40 years and I’ve FINALLY been asked to write a blog post about it. Thank you Scott Russell, and C.A. Short Company, for this wonderful opportunity. Blog posts are short, and I’ve been known to drone on, so here is a BRIEF definition of intrinsic motivation.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Recognition Strategies, Employee Engagement Strategies, people are everything, Employee Appreciation, years of service

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