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How to Use Awareness Days in Your 2021 & 2022 Engagement Strategy


If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen an awareness day or two floating around your Facebook and social media accounts in the form of National Taco Day or National Pizza Day. While these days can often feel manufactured, with some created for the sole purpose of boosting an industry, when implemented correctly you can use these select awareness days to increase employee engagement and foster rewards and recognition. 


Topics: Total Recognition

C.A. Short Company Named a Top Recognition Service Provider by HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen

C.A. Short Company, an industry leading employee recognition company, has been recognized by HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings List as a top service provider in Employee Recognition.


Topics: Total Recognition, News & Updates

Years of Service: Traditional Work Anniversary 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: Employee Recognition, Total Recognition, years of service awards

What is A Recognition Strategy? (+ Free Recognition Strategy Action Plan Template)

Celebrating employees and recognizing their success probably seems like a reasonable and natural concept, but its value goes far beyond creating a pleasant, professional atmosphere. An organized and detailed recognition program can serve as a tool to help engage and retain valuable workers.


Topics: Total Recognition, Culture of Engagement

Business Excellence Starts with a Noble Purpose Beyond Making Money

When I am asked, “Paul, how can I improve productivity and achieve sustained business success?” I give an unconventional reply— “Sustained success starts with a noble purpose beyond making money.” Without a noble purpose, I explain, “All tasks degenerate into thankless, boring chores.”


Topics: Total Recognition

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


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

10 Types of Employee Recognition Awards

Most people want to feel valued in various aspects of life, and work is certainly no exception. Since employees study, train, and strive to gain professional experience they can share with their employers, they need to know that their efforts are appreciated.


Topics: Total Recognition, Employee Engagement

Using Points-Based Rewards Programs for Maximum Potential

Points-based reward programs are highly effective in influencing employee behaviors, whether that is engagement, productivity, safety, wellness or other types of outcomes. But, why does it work? Let’s dive more into the reasoning behind why points-based rewards are effective for helping employees to reach their full potential.


Topics: Total Recognition, Points Program

How Do You Foster Dignity and Respect at Work?

Creating a work environment that fosters a culture of positivity can often-times be quite challenging. To create a positive culture, the leaders of your organization must not only promote this behavior, they must also understand its importance. Employees who feel they are treated with respect and dignity are more engaged and productive than those who don’t. Let’s take a look at a case study where a hospital was able to improve its workplace culture and patient experience.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Total Recognition, Employee Engagement, Communciation

How to Increase Employee Engagement with Appreciation

The following blog is the 5th blog post in a series of posts about creating high-performance teams and references the 7 New Rules of Employee Engagement Wallchart. To view previous blogs and resources click the links below: 


Topics: Total Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies