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25 Boss's Day Gift Ideas
These 25 Boss's Day gift ideas will get you ready for Boss's Day on October 16!
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 25 Boss
Give Positive Employee Feedback with your own Positive Words
The following is a sample list of possible short, positive employee feedback messages that could be handwritten or spoken. Tailor your own personal message to suit the people and performance goals in your organization.
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 Give Positive Employee Feedback with your own Positive Words
Ten Theme Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day
A theme is part of a successful Employee Appreciation Day. Use one of our ten theme ideas for Employee Appreciation Day for a fun day with your team!
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 Ten Theme Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day
10 Ways to Revitalize Your Employee Recognition Program
One of the greatest challenges any recognition program faces is maintaining momentum after the newness of the program wears off. Use these easy and low cost ideas to keep your employee recognition program fresh and exciting!
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 10 Ways to Revitalize Your Employee Recognition Program
Customer Service Week Themes and Activities For All Budgets
Plan your Customer Service Week celebration with theme ideas and activities from the Baudville recognition experts!
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 Customer Service Week Themes and Activities For All Budgets
Employee Appreciation Day Team Activity Encourages Fun and Friendly Competition
An Employee Appreciation Day team activity can encourage camaraderie, friendly and fun competition for your whole team. Here are a few ideas to consider for your planning.
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10 Ideas for National Nurses Week Gifts
Recognize nurses during National Nurses Week with the gift of appreciation! National Nurses Week gifts make your appreciation more memorable and effective.
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 10 Ideas for National Nurses Week Gifts
Baudville's Guide to the Office Olympics
Baudville's guide to the Office Olympics provides rules and scoring for six team events. 
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 Baudville
6 Ways to Make Your Employee Christmas Gifts Memorable
Learn how to make your employee Christmas gifts memorable and pick up great employee Christmas gift ideas.
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 6 Ways to Make Your Employee Christmas Gifts Memorable
Top Ten Favorite Employee Recognition Gifts
Use this top ten list of favorite employee recognition gifts as your go-to guide for employee recognition!
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 Top Ten Favorite Employee Recognition Gifts
Memorable and Effective Award Presentation Tips
Give memorable and effective award presentations with our tips for before, during, and after your award ceremony.
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 Memorable and Effective Award Presentation Tips
Reward Staff, Teachers and Employees with Sweet Candy Rewards
Food makes great rewards for staff members. These creative candy reward ideas are sure to sweeten their day!
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 Reward Staff, Teachers and Employees with Sweet Candy Rewards
Top Ten Themes for National Volunteer Appreciation Week
Use a recognition theme to celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Read our top ten recognition themes for National Volunteer Appreciation Week.
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 Top Ten Themes for National Volunteer Appreciation Week
A Players, B Players, and C Players: Appreciating the Differences
Learn how to motivate and appreciate tall the different types of employees in your organization.
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Ten Speaker Gifts to Express Appreciation
Express your thanks and appreciation with speaker gifts at your next meeting or conference.
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 Ten Speaker Gifts to Express Appreciation
Volunteer Certificate Titles and Verses
Volunteer certificates are an affordable way to recognize and appreciate volunteers. Get ideas for certificate titles and verses to make memorable volunteer awards.
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 Volunteer Certificate Titles and Verses
10 Gifts for Nurses that Show Your Appreciation
The Baudville recognition experts have come up with a list of ten ideas to help you shop for your next gift for nurses.
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 10 Gifts for Nurses that Show Your Appreciation
10 Low Cost Christmas Gifts for Employees
Don't break the bank buying Christmas gifts for employees! We have 10 low cost ideas that will wow your recipients and make your pocket book happy.
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 10 Low Cost Christmas Gifts for Employees
Popular Employee Appreciation Day Gifts
Employers and managers can make a lasting impression on employees by giving an Employee Appreciation Day gift when they celebrate the annual recognition holiday.
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 Popular Employee Appreciation Day Gifts
Top 10 Ideas for Employee Service Awards

A list of 10 tried-and-true service award ideas you can refer to for your employee recognition program!


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 Top 10 Ideas for Employee Service Awards
Hospital Implements Employee Appreciation Ideas for Successful Week-Long Celebrations
Learn from a leading Memphis, Tennessee, hospital which had more than enough great employee appreciation ideas to fill an entire week of events and celebrations.
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10 Easy Employee Recognition Tips to Keep Recognition a Priority
Keep employee recognition a priority all year long with these helpful employee recognition tips you can use everyday.
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 10 Easy Employee Recognition Tips to Keep Recognition a Priority
Customer Service Appreciation Week Tips
Below are some ideas that can be easily incorporated into customer service appreciation week celebrations.
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 Customer Service Appreciation Week Tips
Creative Staff Party Ideas
Celebrate with your team using these creative staff party ideas.
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 Creative Staff Party Ideas
Team Recognition Ideas to Encourage Fun at Work
Creating shared experiences with these team recognition ideas will boost both morale and the bottom line.
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10 Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas
Teacher Appreciation Week ideas for schools, PTOs, and staff members!
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 10 Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas
Four Ideas for Welcome Back to School Teacher Gifts
These four ideas for welcome back to school teacher gifts will make teachers feel welcome and start the new school year off right!
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 Four Ideas for Welcome Back to School Teacher Gifts
Celebrate National Doctor's Day!
National Doctor Day was created as a national observance to show appreciation to your doctors - so don't miss out!
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Five Tips for Recognizing with Award Certificates
Learn how to recognize outstanding achievements with a special certificate.
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 Five Tips for Recognizing with Award Certificates
13 Customer Service Tips to Create a Positive Work Culture
improve customer service and create a positive work culture with these simple customer service tips!
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 13 Customer Service Tips to Create a Positive Work Culture
10 Back to School Teacher Appreciation Ideas
Easy and low cost teacher appreciation ideas for back to school.
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 10 Back to School Teacher Appreciation Ideas
42 No Cost Random Acts of Kindness
Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week with these 42 no cost ideas!
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 42 No Cost Random Acts of Kindness
Student Awards, Student Rewards and Student Recognition
There are a number of studies that support the value of student rewards and student recognition. Find out why this is an important part of education today.
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 Student Awards, Student Rewards and Student Recognition
Five Christmas Gifts for Employees under $20
Make shopping for Christmas gifts for employees easy with these five ideas from the Baudville recognition experts.
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 Five Christmas Gifts for Employees under $20
101 Ways to Praise
Our 101 Ways to Praise list is a great resource to help you always find the right word to say 'thank you' or 'great job.'
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 101 Ways to Praise
How to Use Lapel Pins for Recognition
Lapel pins are a popular award for recognition programs because they are affordable, easy to display, and serve as a long lasting reminder of the recognition. Learn the most popular ways to recognize with lapel pins!
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 How to Use Lapel Pins for Recognition
National Nurses Week Themes Express Genuine Appreciation for Nurses
Celebrate National Nurses Week with a nurse appreciation theme. Baudville recognition experts share their top four National Nurses Week Themes. Your nurses will love it!
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 National Nurses Week Themes Express Genuine Appreciation for Nurses
National Volunteer Appreciation Week Tips
Seven tips and ideas for a fun and memorable national volunteer appreciation week.
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 National Volunteer Appreciation Week Tips
13 Employee Recognition Tips to Create a Positive Work Culture
If you want to create a positive work culture, employee recognition is key! Improve employee recognition and work culture at your organization by sharing these 13 employee recognition tips with your entire team.
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 13 Employee Recognition Tips to Create a Positive Work Culture
How to Start a Traveling Trophy Recognition Program
Start a traveling trophy recognition program with these six simple steps to encourage and engage your team.
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 How to Start a Traveling Trophy Recognition Program
Employee Recognition Messages: Tips to Showcase Your Employees' Hard Work
Suggestions for energizing your recognition program and keeping your employee recognition message clear and rewarding.
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Top Ten Personalized Christmas Gifts for Employees
When you’re looking for Christmas gifts for employees, remember that personal and sincere appreciation is the most effective. Personalized gifts are a great choice to save time and money and wow your employees!
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 Top Ten Personalized Christmas Gifts for Employees
How Do You Appreciate Nurses and Teachers?
Appreciation ideas for teachers and nurses - perfect for Teacher Appreciation Week and National Nurses Week!
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 How Do You Appreciate Nurses and Teachers?
Seven Employee Appreciation Day Ideas
Looking for fresh and fun Employee Appreciation Day Ideas? This article is packed with seven great ideas you can use!
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 Seven Employee Appreciation Day Ideas
Five Thanksgiving Staff Appreciation Ideas
Five ideas for how to show employees appreciation for Thanksgiving.
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 Five Thanksgiving Staff Appreciation Ideas
Top Ten Customer Service Week Gifts
Customer Service Week is celebrated annually during the first full week of October. Make your celebration memorable for the entire team with Customer Service Week gifts.
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 Top Ten Customer Service Week Gifts
Just Desserts Volunteer Appreciation Event
Recognize your volunteers with this just desserts volunteer appreciation event.
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 Just Desserts Volunteer Appreciation Event
When is Employee Appreciation Day 2011?
Ideas for celebrating Employee Appreciation Day 2011.
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Creative Volunteer Thank You Gift
/gifts-and-recognition-awards/edible-gifts/productlisting/100/66Surprise your volunteers with this creative thank you gift! We provide the gift and note ideas for a memorable gift.
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 Creative Volunteer Thank You Gift
Office Gift Giving Dos and Don'ts
Need help navigating office gift giving etiquette? Our recognition experts share their list of dos and don'ts to help!
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 Office Gift Giving Dos and Don
25 Questions to Ask in the Award Program Creation Process
Create an award program at your organization that advances your mission, vision, and goals by answering these 25 questions. 
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 25 Questions to Ask in the Award Program Creation Process
Tips on Choosing Memorable Corporate Gifts for Employees
Recognize your team with memorable corporate gifts. Our recognition experts share tips on choosing and giving corporate gifts your team will remember!
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 Tips on Choosing Memorable Corporate Gifts for Employees
Administrative Professional Appreciation Gifts
Express your appreciation for their hard work and dedication with an Administrative Professional appreciation gift during Administrative Professionals Week!
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 Administrative Professional Appreciation Gifts
Award Certificates can be Cool and Boost Employee Morale
Award Certificates are an affordable way to give recognition to the entire team. Spice up your award certificates with these contemporary employee recognition ideas.
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 Award Certificates can be Cool and Boost Employee Morale
Five Tips for Meaningful Volunteer Appreciation
The spring is a popular time for volunteer appreciation as April is National Volunteer Month and the third week of April is National Volunteer Week. To make your volunteer appreciation meaningful, use these five tips.
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 Five Tips for Meaningful Volunteer Appreciation
Start a Corporate Recognition Program with Baudville Themes
Recognition can get started in your organization quickly and effectively! Our corporate recognition program experts have created branded themes so that you can have a corporate recognition program up and running in no time at all!
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 Start a Corporate Recognition Program with Baudville Themes
Four Ideas for Celebrating Volunteers during National Volunteer Week
Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week with these four volunteer appreciation event and volunteer appreciation gift ideas.
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 Four Ideas for Celebrating Volunteers during National Volunteer Week
Improve Team Morale, Reduce Planning Time with an Employee Appreciation Day Theme
Incorporating an Employee Appreciation Day theme in your event planning reduces the amount of work required of the event coordinator and is more effective at improving team morale. Use our suggestions or choose your own Employee Appreciation Day theme for this year!
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5 Team Building Ideas to Motivate
Keeping a team motivated and focused is a constant challenge for leaders. When your team is motivated, they’ll produce better results and have better attitudes at work. Here are five ideas for motivating your team.
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5 Team Building Ideas to Encourage
Recognition is an important part of a team building strategy. By recognizing your team and empowering teammates to recognize one another, they will feel more committed to the team and their peers. Here are five team building ideas to encourage your team.
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Five Low Cost Volunteer Gift Ideas
Show your appreciation for the value and contributions of volunteers by recognizing them with a volunteer gift!
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 Five Low Cost Volunteer Gift Ideas
Use a Team Theme to Encourage Your Staff!
One recognition practitioner shares how a surprise appreciation day with a team theme made her employees' day.
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Employee Recognition Awards and Reasons to Recognize
There are many reasons to give employee recognition awards at the end of the year. Get ideas and tips on employee recognition awards!
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 Employee Recognition Awards and Reasons to Recognize
Customer Service Appreciation Ideas
For customer service appreciation ideas, we went directly to Baudville’s stellar Customer Service Representatives and asked them about meaningful and motivating recognition they have received in the past.
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 Customer Service Appreciation Ideas
10 Gifts for Doctors that will Wow
What kind of gift do you give someone who appears to have it all? When thinking of gifts for doctors, that may be your greatest challenge. As accomplished professionals, what could you possibly give a doctor that they don’t already have!?
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 10 Gifts for Doctors that will Wow
Appreciation Gifts that Make a Lasting Impact
Need help finding appreciation gifts? Get four appreciation gift ideas that will have a lasting impact on the recipient!
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 Appreciation Gifts that Make a Lasting Impact
Make an Impression with Personal and Sincere Boss's Day Gifts
Give your boss appreciation on Boss's Day with these tips for personal and sincere Boss's Day gifts.
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 Make an Impression with Personal and Sincere Boss
Recognize Volunteer Efforts on National Make a Difference Day
Make sure your volunteers have a positive experience on National Make a Difference Day with these volunteer appreciation ideas.
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 Recognize Volunteer Efforts on National Make a Difference Day
The Benefits of Recognizing Years of Service with Anniversary Lapel Pins
Presenting anniversary lapel pins to your employees should be a valuable part of your retention strategy! Learn how you'll benefit from celebrating service anniversaries with lapel pins.
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 The Benefits of Recognizing Years of Service with Anniversary Lapel Pins
A Perfect Gift for Every Team Member: Baudville's Custom T-shirts!
Baudville offers custom Team Shirts in hundereds of pre-made designs with your organization's logo in mind! Company t-shirts are a great team gift that will please everyone. Just add your logo and one design out of three hundered to your custom t-shirt and your done. It truly is as simple as that!
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 A Perfect Gift for Every Team Member: Baudville
10 End of the School Year Teacher Appreciation Ideas
Teacher appreciation ideas to help you celebrate the end of the school year.
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 10 End of the School Year Teacher Appreciation Ideas
Employee Holiday Gifts Express Value of Appreciation
Let employees know you appreciated all the hard work and effort they put into the past year by giving employee holiday gifts.
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 Employee Holiday Gifts Express Value of Appreciation
Celebrate A Corporate Milestone in a Unique Way
When it comes to honoring a significant corporate milestone, the only limit you have is your imagination.
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Employees Show Off Lapel Pins with Pride Thanks to Pin Displays
When lapel pins are given as awards to employees, they become an important part of your culture. Employees will want to show them off! Learn about different types of pin displays and their benefits in this article!
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 Employees Show Off Lapel Pins with Pride Thanks to Pin Displays
Surrender to your Sweet Tooth with a Candy Land Inspired Customer Service Week Theme
For a sweet and memorable Customer Service Week celebration, use a Customer Service Week theme inspired by the popular Candy Land board game. Our recognition experts share their tips and ideas to make this theme a success!
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 Surrender to your Sweet Tooth with a Candy Land Inspired Customer Service Week Theme
13 Teamwork Tips to Create a Positive Work Culture
Create a stronger team and a more positive work culture with these teamwork tips!
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Top Ten Themes for Year End Employee Gifts
Thank your team at the end of the year with our favorite picks for themed employee gifts.
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 Top Ten Themes for Year End Employee Gifts
Three Customer Service Week Ideas to Celebrate Customers
Celebrate and appreciate your customers with these Customer Service Week ideas.
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 Three Customer Service Week Ideas to Celebrate Customers
Regular Recognition Ideas for Teachers and Nurses
Recognize teachers and nurses all year round with these easy regular recognition ideas.
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 Regular Recognition Ideas for Teachers and Nurses
Presenting a Recognition Award
When you are presenting an employee recognition award, remember that this may be the one opportunity in a lifetime that the recipient is recognized by his or her employer.
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 Presenting a Recognition Award
Peer Praise Boards Fun Way to Recognize Co-Workers
Enable peer praise in your organization with a community board like this one.
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Top 10 Fun Team Building Tips
Create a healthy and engaged team with these fun team building tips.
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 Top 10 Fun Team Building Tips
Students and Alumni Show School Pride with Lapel Pins
Promote school pride with students and alumni with lapel pins!  There are many ways to use lapel pins with students and alumni to promote school pride, giving, and loyalty. 
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 Students and Alumni Show School Pride with Lapel Pins
5 Ways to Make a Meaningful Presentation of Service Anniversary Lapel Pins
Celebrate employees' service anniversaries with anniversary lapel pins using these presentation tips from the Baudville recognition experts.
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 5 Ways to Make a Meaningful Presentation of Service Anniversary Lapel Pins
Our Five Favorite Customer Service Week Themes
Get inspiration and ideas for your next team celebration with Baudville's five favorite Customer Service Week themes.
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 Our Five Favorite Customer Service Week Themes
Recognize Employee Service Awards with our 10 Point Award Presentation Script
Celebrate employee milestones with ease by using our ten point award presentation script!
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 Recognize Employee Service Awards with our 10 Point Award Presentation Script
Seven Customer Service Week Tips to Create a Memorable Team Celebration
Customer Service Week is a prime time to express your appreciation for your customer service team. Use our seven Customer Service Week tips to make sure your celebration is a great success!
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 Seven Customer Service Week Tips to Create a Memorable Team Celebration
When You Should Give Employee Recognition Awards
Employee recognition awards are an important part of your culture and recognition strategy. Learn the best times of year to give employee recognition awards.
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 When You Should Give Employee Recognition Awards
Employee Appreciation Day Prizes Are Flexible, Personalized Rewards
Employee Appreciation Day prizes motivate employees to participate in planned activities and increase enthusiasm for events.
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Sincerity and Fun Key to Successful Employee Appreciation Day Ideas
Bring some fun to work and give employees meaningful recognition with these Employee Appreciation Day ideas.
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Three Ways to Honor Recognition Award Winners at End of Year
Celebrate award winners with these three ideas for honoring recognition award program winners at the end of the year by Baudville recognition experts.
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 Three Ways to Honor Recognition Award Winners at End of Year
Personalized Gifts Make Team Recognition Events Memorable
Want to celebrate the accomplishments of your team, but don’t have room for a formal event in your budget? Don’t worry! You can celebrate your team with an informal and affordable recognition event and personalized gifts
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 Personalized Gifts Make Team Recognition Events Memorable
Welcome New Hires to the Team with Outstanding Orientation
The process of welcoming new hires into your organization is crucial to preparing them for success. Create an outstanding new hire orientation with these ideas.
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What Animal is Your Management Style?
Try this training activity to gain some perspective on your management style and how it can be improved.
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15 Reasons to Recognize
A key to a successful recognition program is a clear understanding of what behaviors you are recognizing. Here are 15 reasons to recognize at your organization.
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 15 Reasons to Recognize
The Three Keys to Great Appreciation Gifts
Why do we give appreciation gifts? There are lots of possibilities. Regardless of the situation, you want your appreciation gifts to be memorable and effective. Follow these three keys to great appreciation gifts for memorable gift giving.
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 The Three Keys to Great Appreciation Gifts
Ecards a Solution for Offsite Employee Recognition
Don't let offsite employee recognition suffer because of the distance between you and the employee. Recognition ecards are an effective way to appreciate offsite employees.
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 Ecards a Solution for Offsite Employee Recognition
How to Choose Employee Recognition Gifts
How do you choose employee recognition gifts that everyone on your team will love? Find out now!
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 How to Choose Employee Recognition Gifts
The Four Key Qualities of an Effective Employee Recognition Message
An effective recognition message is key to a successful employee recognition program.
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Caught in the Act Employee Awards Encourage Teamwork
A peer to peer award program can be a great way to encourage teamwork and camaraderie.
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How to Use the Gift Finder to Select the Best Employee Gifts
Finding employee gifts for your entire team can be challenging, but using a Gift Finder can simplify the process and save you time! 
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 How to Use the Gift Finder to Select the Best Employee Gifts
Assimilation: Are You Hiring for Now?
As opportunities for job seekers increase and the pool of qualified candidates shrinks, companies need to be more diligent and selective in their hiring.
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 Assimilation: Are You Hiring for Now?
How To Write a Recognition Ecard
ePraise, Baudville's free recognition ecard service, is a great way to provide instant recognition to co-workers. Here are some tips for writing meaningful recognition ecards.
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Custom Lapel Pins Promote Company Branding
Lapel pins remain a popular tool for company branding, and creating custom lapel pins is one approach that can promote your brand in the community and beyond. 
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 Custom Lapel Pins Promote Company Branding
Why You Should Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day
The great thing about Employee Appreciation Day is that it includes everyone.
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Personalized Trophies & Awards Convey Honor and Prestige
Personalized trophies, plaques, and awards are the ideal way to commemorate a big achievement or special moment.
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 Personalized Trophies & Awards Convey Honor and Prestige
March is Reading Month! Recognize Students' Reading Accomplishments
Give student recognition during Reading Month in March and encourage students to become life-long readers!
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 March is Reading Month! Recognize Students
10 Creative Ideas to Improve Your Work Culture
Transform your work culture today with these easy and low cost culture boosting ideas.
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 10 Creative Ideas to Improve Your Work Culture
National Nurses Week is Coming Up in May!
National Nurses Week is an ideal time to recognize the hard working staff members who make your healthcare organization a great place. This is the week to really let nurses know you appreciate their efforts all year round. Here are a few ideas to make it a memorable week!
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 National Nurses Week is Coming Up in May!
10 Holiday Teacher Appreciation Ideas
Teacher appreciation ideas for the holidays.
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 10 Holiday Teacher Appreciation Ideas
4 Tips to Keep Employee Recognition a Priority this Summer
Make employee recognition a priority in the summer with these tips!
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 4 Tips to Keep Employee Recognition a Priority this Summer
Four Reasons Christmas Ornaments Make Great Gifts for Employees
Looking for memorable holiday gifts for employees? Read these four reasons you should consider giving Christmas ornaments to your team!
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 Four Reasons Christmas Ornaments Make Great Gifts for Employees
Doing it Daily with Recognition Ecard Program
 A recognition ecard program can be a great complement to already established peer and daily recognition programs.
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Recognition Coins make Change Outside the Workplace
Recognition coins are used as a tool to encourage others in this example.
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 Recognition Coins make Change Outside the Workplace
Baudville Themes Especially Fitting for Gifts for Doctors
Recognizing the hard work and dedicated efforts of doctors can be a challenge. You want to give appropriate gifts for doctors, but what do you give the professionals who “have it all”?
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 Baudville Themes Especially Fitting for Gifts for Doctors
Personal Recognition and Incentives
Stimulate outward performance and fuel inner drive with personal recognition and incentives in your organization.
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 Personal Recognition and Incentives
Employee of the Quarter Program uses Character Pin Award
Learn how one healthcare organization uses a Character Pin Award for its Employee of the Quarter award recipients.
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 Employee of the Quarter Program uses Character Pin Award
5 Ways to Celebrate International Volunteer Day
Celebrate International Volunteer Day with these five volunteer appreciation ideas!
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 5 Ways to Celebrate International Volunteer Day
A Conversation with Ron Alvesteffer, CEO of SEI
Ron Alvesteffer has a proven track record of achieving outstanding business results, read this interview to find out how!
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 A Conversation with Ron Alvesteffer, CEO of SEI
10 Everyday Teacher Appreciation Ideas
Everyday teacher appreciation ideas will help keep recognition front of mind throughout the school year.
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 10 Everyday Teacher Appreciation Ideas
What Makes You Click?
Read about a comprehensive customer service training program that motivates all!
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 What Makes You Click?
Meaningful Caregiver Recognition
Unique ideas to practice meaningful caregiver recognition.
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 Meaningful Caregiver Recognition
10 Strategies to Propel Your Employee Recognition Program Full-Speed Ahead
Suggestions to improve your employee recognition program and recognition theme.
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Employee Appreciation Day Theme Ideas
A recognition theme will make Employee Appreciation Day more effective and memorable. Get Employee Appreciation Day theme ideas from Baudville's recognition experts!
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Mission: Employee Recognition Programs
Rewarding a good behavior reinforces it and makes it more likely to be repeated. Employee recognition programs can help your organization reinforce desired behaviors.
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Three Reasons Why Desktop Gifts Are Employee Favorites

Give employee gifts that are practical, memorable and interactive for a great wow factor of apprecation!


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 Three Reasons Why Desktop Gifts Are Employee Favorites
Show Appreciation During Customer Service Week on Any Budget

Customer Service Week is a great time to make a big deal and do some really fun recognition events and special treats. Here are some great ideas to get you started.


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 Show Appreciation During Customer Service Week on Any Budget
4 Tips for Giving Memorable Employee Gifts
When you give employee gifts, you want to make a memorable impression on your employees. Follow these four gift giving tips to make sure your gift hits the mark!
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 4 Tips for Giving Memorable Employee Gifts
Who is Telling Your Story?

What do you love about your company? Make sure your staff is portraying your company in the best light by instilling a sense of pride.


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 Who is Telling Your Story?
5 Team Building Ideas to Engage
Employee engagement is key to a successful team and a successful organization. An engaged team will be more dedicated to the organization, more willing to go above and beyond, and more likely to be innovative. Here are five team building ideas to help keep your team engaged.
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Low Cost Back to School Ideas for Student Affairs Administrators
Low cost back to school ideas for Student Affairs Administrators who want to motivate, recognize, and encourage their students.
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 Low Cost Back to School Ideas for Student Affairs Administrators
How to Create School Awards: 25 Questions to Ask in the Award Creation Process
Create a school award to recognize teachers, staff, students, or volunteers in your school and school district.
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 How to Create School Awards: 25 Questions to Ask in the Award Creation Process
A Sincere Thank You
Give a sincere thank you every time with these helpful tips.
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Gold Star for Excellence Awards
To create an environment where central office staff in a school district give excellence awards to people doing things right, implement this recognition award.
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 Gold Star for Excellence Awards
Holiday Cards and Candy Canes Provide Personalized Winter Recognition
Recognize and support your teachers and staff at the end of the year with these meaningful, personal recognition ideas.
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Hospital Recognition System Gets Recognition Done Right
A recognition system can pull together all your recognition programs and makes everything flow more efficiently. Learn how one hospital is doing things here!
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Make Your Gift Count! Tips for Giving Christmas Ornament Gifts
Christmas ornaments gifts are a memorable and lasting gift for your employees. Use these tips to make a great impact with your gift!
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 Make Your Gift Count! Tips for Giving Christmas Ornament Gifts
Give Teacher Appreciation in the Classroom
Visiting teachers in the classroom provides a valuable opportunity for giving meaningful teacher appreciation.
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 Give Teacher Appreciation in the Classroom
Five Questions to Ask Before Creating a Service Award Recognition Program
The Baudville recognition experts recommend you ask these five questions before you create a new service award recognition program.
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 Five Questions to Ask Before Creating a Service Award Recognition Program
Are You Creating Great Experiences?

HR should focus on the things that drive their company's strategy, read on to see how Tektronix is creating expeceptional employee experiences.


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 Are You Creating Great Experiences?
Show Staff Appreciation with Holiday-Inspired Ideas
This November, and all year, show staff appreciation with these holiday-inspired ideas.
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5 Tips to Make an Impression with your Boss's Day Gift

Every October, it's time to celebrate your great bosses in the organization! Choose a great gift that is meaningful, here are some great tips!


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 5 Tips to Make an Impression with your Boss
Serve Those who Serve Others during National Customer Service Week
Every year during the first full week of October, thousands of customer service professionals are celebrated to recognize the crucial role they play in workplaces across the country.
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 Serve Those who Serve Others during National Customer Service Week
Service Award Presentation Dos and Don'ts
Make sure that it's an award presentation they'll remember forever! Follow these fool proof tips for what to do and not to do.
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 Service Award Presentation Dos and Don
How to Be A Day Maker
Improve employee morale and satisfaction at your organization with these simple day-to-day recognition tips to become a Day Maker.
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 How to Be A Day Maker
Do You Know How Far a Little Goodwill Can Take You?
People work for a company and want to feel like they are a part of it. Show you care with these great tips.
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 Do You Know How Far a Little Goodwill Can Take You?
10 Reasons to Recognize with Character Pins
Character Pins are a versatile recognition gift and award that will fit any budget! Our recognition experts have compiled a list of ten situations when a Character Pin is a perfect fit!
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 10 Reasons to Recognize with Character Pins
Peer Recognition Efforts that Work at Work
Learn tips for peer-to-peer recognition efforts that allow employees to recognize each other's accomplishments.
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Monthly Team Player Recognition Receives Positive Staff Feedback
A monthly award honoring team players influences other staff to strive for the award.
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5 Teacher Appreciation Gifts to Welcome Teachers Back to School

Welcome teachers back to school with great gifts and creative ideas for teacher appreciation. Here are five to get you started!


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 5 Teacher Appreciation Gifts to Welcome Teachers Back to School
Deliver a Personal and Memorable Award Presentation
The key to a memorable and effective award presentation is making the award personal to the recipient. Get tips for formal, informal, and day-to-day award presentations!
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 Deliver a Personal and Memorable Award Presentation
Teacher Appreciation Week Dos and Don'ts
dos and don'ts for memborable teacher appreciation.
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 Teacher Appreciation Week Dos and Don
Pictures Make Customer Service Week more Memorable
Learn how pictures can be used to invigorate the communication plan for your recognition program or event.
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 Pictures Make Customer Service Week more Memorable
Pat on the Back Award
In the current economy, spending for recognition is often cut. Michele Cabrera, however, refused to let recognition disappear from  Memorial Child Care. Read how she made recognition work with a nonexistent budget!
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Corporate Holiday Gift Giving Made Easy
Selecting the right corporate holiday gift for every team member can be a challenge. Here are 8 great corporate holiday gift ideas that will cover every person on your list.
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 Corporate Holiday Gift Giving Made Easy
Recognition Tools Recognize Team Members Regularly
Learn valuable ideas for recognition tools that make recognition easy in any organization.
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New Employee Recognition Quiz Starts Recognition on Day One
Onboard a new employee properly by following this tip.
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Do You Work with Super Heroes?

Attract and maintain talent by creating "purpose" and "meaning" at your organization, find out how!


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 Do You Work with Super Heroes?
Helping Hands Volunteer Award
To honor an individual who goes above and beyond what is normally expected.
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 Helping Hands Volunteer Award
Top Holiday Employee Gifts
The holidays are on their way, and you want to recognize the efforts of your team with employee gifts this holiday season, but your budget is smaller than ever. Thankfully, recognizing your employees doesn’t have to be extravagant or break the bank in order to be meaningful.
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 Top Holiday Employee Gifts
10 Teacher Appreciation Ideas for Birthdays
Celebrate birthdays at school with these birthday teacher appreciation ideas!
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 10 Teacher Appreciation Ideas for Birthdays
Personalized Gifts Make Memorable Rewards
When choosing personalized gifts, consider your recipients. You want them to remember the occasion and hold on to their gift or award as a long-term keepsake because it was memorable.
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 Personalized Gifts Make Memorable Rewards
Investing in Recognition Rewards
Recognition rewards are powerful motivators that can bring results and change to your organization, but you have to use them correctly. Learn how one healthcare environment used education about recognition rewards to improve its culture.
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Easy Genie: Are You Too Busy to Give Employee Recognition?
If you think you are too busy to give employee recognition, you're wrong! We have three quick and easy tips that will help maximize your time so that you can give your employees encouragement and appreciation. 
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 Easy Genie: Are You Too Busy to Give Employee Recognition?
Award Recipients Recognized for Being "On a Roll"
You can recognize your award recipients in fun and inexpensive ways, like this recognition practitioner!
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 Award Recipients Recognized for Being "On a Roll"
Employee Awards Set Tone for New Year
Tips for employee awards that will have a grand impression on your team and the recipient.
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 Employee Awards Set Tone for New Year
Celebrate Employee Birthdays and Employee Anniversaries
Determining how to celebrate employee birthdays and employee anniversaries can be a challenge. One recognition practitioner shares her best practice in this shared experience.
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 Celebrate Employee Birthdays and Employee Anniversaries
Excellence Certificate Recognizes Individual Performance
Recognize and reinforce individual performances with excellence certificates.
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 Excellence Certificate Recognizes Individual Performance
How to Find Affordable Award Trophies for Your Next Award Ceremony
Plan an award ceremony on a budget without sacrificing the wow factor with affordable award trophies and helpful tips.
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 How to Find Affordable Award Trophies for Your Next Award Ceremony
Looking for Affordable Acrylic Awards?
Trying to decide on the perfect award for your recognition occasion? Acrylic awards are an affordable perfect for teams and informal awards. Learn more!

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 Looking for Affordable Acrylic Awards?
Celebrating Customer Service Week!
Learn how one recognition practitioner used a free game to maintain interest in Customer Service Week all week long.
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 Celebrating Customer Service Week!
Award Presentation Guide
Make your award presentation motivational and memorable with this helpful guide.
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 Award Presentation Guide
Want to Create Stronger Connections? So Do We!
As a manager, you may feel soley responsible for encouraging, rewarding, and motivating your team. We advise you not too! Read on...
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 Want to Create Stronger Connections? So Do We!
Are You a Witness to the Fitness?

A sense of both physical and mental well-being are one of the cornerstones of human happiness. Here are some steps toward better health and happiness for everyone.


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 Are You a Witness to the Fitness?
The 3-to-1 Rule to Recognizing Employee Performance
Unsure of when to write a thank you card and win to give a gift? This article shares the 3-to-1 Rule to reward employee performance appropriately.
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The Twelve Days of Recognition
Great for the holidays and everyday, the twelve days of recognition gives managers several different ideas they can use to recognize their team.
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50 Reasons to Recognize
Our list of 50 reasons to recognize is a great guide to help managers learn what everyday behaviors should be recognized.
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Coupons Make Recognition Personal
Recognition Coupon Books make recognition personal and effective.
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Four Basic Award Plan Principles
Four how-to steps to create an effective award plan for your organization.
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 Four Basic Award Plan Principles
Is Your Team Set Up for Success?

Help your team do their best work with clear communication, advocacy and opportunities. Read on to learn how.


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Individualized Teacher Rewards
To give teacher rewards, you must determine what behaviors you are rewarding. Get some ideas from Diane!
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 Individualized Teacher Rewards
Recognition Fun Day a Team Favorite
One operations department gets together for a little fun every quarter to increase team morale and camaradarie.
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Employee Appreciation Matters Now More than Ever
The holidays are a time for expressing employee appreciation. Use these valuable ideas for motivational employee appreciation.
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 Employee Appreciation Matters Now More than Ever
Do Your Team Members Feel Like They're Cared For and Cared About?
If you want their work to be important to them, then they need to be important to you.
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 Do Your Team Members Feel Like They
10 Compelling Reasons for Expressing More Recognition in Our Schools
Taking the time to do school recognition can make a huge difference in the lives of teachers, parents, students, and volunteers.
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 10 Compelling Reasons for Expressing More Recognition in Our Schools
Four Recognition Award Questions to Find the Perfect Award Trophy for your Organization
Ordering an award trophy can be overwhelming due to the vast number of options. Use these four recognition award questions in order to help you navigate the award trophy ordering process with ease!Shop Award Trophies and PlaquesShop Award Trophies and Plaques
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 Four Recognition Award Questions to Find the Perfect Award Trophy for your Organization
A Different Take on Employee of the Month
Learn how one recognition practitioner implemented a different kind of employee of the month program to increase participation in recognition in the office.
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 A Different Take on Employee of the Month
Presenting a Memorable Customer Service Award
To recognize customer service representatives for customer service excellence and to reinforce desired behavior, try using a Character Pin as a Customer Service Award.
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 Presenting a Memorable Customer Service Award
Student Recognition Builds School Spirit
practice of student recognition can be a very powerful influence on building school spirit.
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 Student Recognition Builds School Spirit
The Penguin Award
The Penguin Award was created by Ruby Newell-Legner as part of her training programs to reinforce teamwork.
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 The Penguin Award
A Quick-Start Program to Recognize Employees
Tips for a quick-start program to help your organization recognize employees and being rewarding them today!
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Are You Taking Time to Create Memories?
Take time to celebrate when the company succeeds to create lasting employee and company-wide memories.
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 Are You Taking Time to Create Memories?
Character Lapel Pin Awards
To honor various individual or team accomplishments and contributions, award a meaningful Character Pin. Here's how!
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 Character Lapel Pin Awards
What is Personalization?
When you give personalized gifts and engraved gifts, you create awards that are specific to your occasion that also represent the right sentiment you want to convey.
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 What is Personalization?
Are You Operating on the Buddy System?
Help your team members build relationships and they'll build a stronger commitment toward one-another and your organization Read on to find out how.
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 Are You Operating on the Buddy System?
Customer Service Gifts Increase Motivation and Sales
Because your customer service staff serves as the face of the company, make sure you're recognizing them on a regular basis with customer service gifts.
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 Customer Service Gifts Increase Motivation and Sales
Dollar Genie: Do You have a Limited Budget?
Increase morale, even on a shrinking budget! Here are some great tips on keeping productivity high and money in your pocket.
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 Dollar Genie: Do You have a Limited Budget?
Award Employees in a Timely Manner for Going Above and Beyond
A variety of meaningful and useful awards making awarding employees for great behavior easy and timely.
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Pause for Applause with a Teacher Award
Recognize teachers throughout the school year with unique teacher awards.
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 Pause for Applause with a Teacher Award
Pocket Praise Program Boosts Team Morale
One recognition practitioner created her own recognition program using Pocket Praise cards and fun, low-cost rewards.
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