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Fire Up The Troops

Since Baudville recently unveiled a new look and over 250 new day-to-day recognition products, it seemed only right that our monthly newsletter get a facelift, too! Recognition at Work will continue to bring you great tips, ideas, best practices and news with a new emphasis on day-to-day recognition.

The strategy behind the “new Baudville” and our new products was fueled by the changing workplace. With multiple generations, new technology and the economy all shaping the way we work, we saw a need for recognition that’s easy and affordable.

After all, if you believe motivation and engagement are important to an organization’s success, you know they’re more important now than ever. Even when budgets are tight, companies are looking for affordable ways to get their troops fired up and boost the bottom line at the same time. We’ve got some great ways to do exactly that.

Ways to Fire Up

- One of the most motivating ways to give recognition is via a personal handwritten note. We designed a majority of our new products around this concept. All we had to do was walk around Baudville and see the notes posted all over desks to know how true it is!

- Equip managers with recognition tools that can quickly and easily be applied to say “Thanks” or “Great Job.” See the Best Practices section of this issue for details about our new Recognition Binder System, which puts over 100 recognition tools at the fingertips of your managers.

- Don’t limit the responsibility of recognition only to managers. Give the whole team an overview of day-to-day recognition, the genuine everyday expressions of appreciation given to reinforce and reward positive behaviors. Equip the entire team with the tools to praise. Check out our Spot On recognition system for a peer program that’s ready to go.

- Get people excited about recognition by recognizing the praise they’re giving. When a manager or a team empties their Cheers Kit™™, celebrate! Reward daily recognition participation by giving casual days, treats in the break room or creating a festive atmosphere with balloons. Your people will appreciate the small things, and you’ll notice they can make a big difference.

Quick Tips

Get more miles out of your recognition by displaying notes of thanks and appreciation around the office.
? Public displays of handwritten notes, certificates or appreciation gifts send a message to everyone and multiply the recognition.
? Create a bulletin board space for departments or teams to post their peer-to-peer notes, like cards from Spot On.
? Encourage managers to comment on individual displays. Verbally reinforcing the achievement makes a great impact!
? Present an employee award or note in their office or cubicle and post it directly on the wall for continual public recognition.

Best Practices

One of the greatest challenges of maintaining day-to-day recognition is getting managers to consistently recognize their employees. Many managers fail to regularly practice recognition because they don’t know how, don’t feel comfortable, or were never trained.

To encourage managers to ‘do it daily,’ keep recognition front of mind. Our new Recognition Binder System (pictured below) puts over 100 recognition tools at the fingertips of your managers.

The binder makes recognition comfortable for managers with the use of humor in the tools. And managers don’t need any special training other than writing a thank you note. The small items are just the right thing to use when giving employees a pat on the back.


We’ll be exhibiting our latest and greatest at conferences in the upcoming months. Collect a free gift when you stop by to visit us! More information about our event schedule is available in our News Room.

IAAP Office Expo, Booth #510, July 26-29 Minneapolis, MN

HR Florida Annual Conference, Booth #313, August 16-19, Orlando, FL


Day-to-Day Recognition Keeps up with Changing Workplaces

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