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Make Every Work Anniversary a Happy One with Years of Service Awards

Part 1: The importance of celebrating work anniversaries with Years of Service awards

Part 2: Best practices for celebrating work anniversaries with years of service awards

Part 3: Working with a SaaS provider to implement your YOS awards


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

Employee Recognition: What It Is, Why Awards Matter, and Appreciation Ideas You Can Use


Topics: Employee Recognition Strategies, Total Recognition, Incentive Programs, Employee Appreciation, Employee Awards

The Main Reasons For High Turnover... and Solutions to Help

If an organization's culture produces a high turnover rate, the result is excessive recruitment and training costs. Research shows that employers spend up to 30 percent of the average employee annual salary for each turnover.

This means for every position that pays $10 an hour, it could cost around $3,000 to hire and train someone new. TweetThis!


Topics: Total Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies

Jeff Ross Receives 2018 Spotlight Award from RPI

For nearly 20 years, C.A. Short Company has been a member and sponsor of Recognition Professionals International (RPI) – an organization that works tirelessly to reward and recognize employees around the globe. While it’s typically our CEO Jeff Ross who’s busy doing the thanking, he recently found himself receiving the recognition this time – taking home a significant accolade from the association.   

We’re proud to announce that Jeff has been named the 2018 Spotlight Winner for his ongoing commitment and support to employee engagement, recognition, and safety! 


Topics: Total Recognition, Jeff Ross, RPI

7 Tips for Creating Years of Service Awards in the CPG Sector

Can you name your company’s greatest asset?

I’ll give you a hint. It’s not your streamlined processes, your patented intellectual property, or even the superior products you produce – it’s your employees.


Topics: CPG, years of service awards, Total Recognition

Great Last-Minute Ideas for Celebrating National Nurses and Hospital Week

Each year healthcare businesses have a unique opportunity to honor their employees during National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week. With both celebrations falling the week of May 6 - 12, that means you still have some time to prepare.

To help you on your quest, C.A. Short Company has put together a list of last-minute (and cost-effective) ideas you can use during the big week. Let’s take a closer look at a few small ways you can make a big impact!


Topics: Total Recognition, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Employee Engagement in Healthcare?

Over the past few weeks, we at C.A. Short Company have focused exclusively on the role employee engagement plays in the healthcare industry. And, that’s because there’s a very good reason to do so. When healthcare employees are engaged, diseases decrease, profits soar, and lives are saved.

We have covered mortality rates, hospital-acquired conditions, medical errors, nurse and physician burnout, turnover rates, and the list goes on and on. While employee engagement in the healthcare industry is an incredibly serious matter, we’ve decided to have a little fun today, while also testing how well you’ve been paying attention.

You can take our 10-question quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Employee Engagement in Healthcare,” below.


Topics: Total Recognition, Culture of Engagement, Employee Engagement, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare, Health care

Employee Engagement in Healthcare: 6 Tips to Engage Doctors, Nurses and Staff!

“To save lives.”

Over our 80-year history in the employee engagement industry, we’ve spoken with thousands of healthcare workers. From doctors and nurses to CEOs of the nation’s largest healthcare providers, we always like to ask, “Why did you enter healthcare?” The answer is almost always the same – to save lives!


Topics: Total Recognition, Culture of Engagement, Employee Engagement, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare, Health care, Physician Engagement, Nurses

Saving Money (and Lives) in the Healthcare Industry: The ROI of Employee Engagement

The decision to enter the Healthcare Industry isn’t one that’s made lightly -- the shifts are long, the demands are high, and the sacrifices are many. So, when someone chooses a career in healthcare, chances are, it isn’t because they’re fascinated with profit margins or have a deep passion for reducing operating costs. More than likely, it’s because they want to change the world by saving one life at a time. But, the truth is, these are not mutually exclusive ideas.


Topics: Total Recognition, Culture of Engagement, Employee Engagement, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare, Health care

Employee Engagement in Healthcare Creates Safer Conditions, Saves Lives & Money

When people think of safety in the workplace, their minds tend to drift to images of construction workers wearing hard hats or researchers walking around in giant hazmat suits. Sure, these are very important safety practices, but the truth is, there is so much more to safety than just wearing protective coverings. This is especially true in the field of healthcare, where if proper safety protocols aren’t followed, injuries occur, diseases spread, and patients die.


Topics: Total Recognition, Culture of Engagement, Employee Engagement, Health care, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry

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