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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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Does Your Team Know What Will Make Them Successful?
Don't miss an opportunity to recognize your team members! Here are some great reminders and tips!
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 Does Your Team Know What Will Make Them Successful?
Magnets Serve as a Testament to Good Work at GROWMARK, Inc.
Leaving a tangible reminder of the recognition moment makes the recognition more effective. Learn how GROWMARK, Inc. uses magnets to make recognition more effective!
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Good Grades Call for Pocket Praise Cards!
One teacher shares how she uses pocket praise cards to motivate students.
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 Good Grades Call for Pocket Praise Cards!
How to Use Custom Lapel Pins
There are endless ways to use custom lapel pins to make your event or brand stand out from the crowd.
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 How to Use Custom Lapel Pins
Do You Have Celebrities in Your Midst?
It's never too late to start an awards program. It can be any time of year—not just during the holidays. Get some great ideas here.
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 Do You Have Celebrities in Your Midst?
What Does Greatness Mean to You?

Your team is capable of greatness, get more of your team members with acknowledgements. Find out how!


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 What Does Greatness Mean to You?
Looking for Crystal Awards?
Crystal awards are a favorite trophy choice for formal and prestigious awards! Make your award count with four presentation tips for crystal awards.
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 Looking for Crystal Awards?
Your Employees Are Talking About Their Managers. What Are They Saying?
Help your managers be the best that they can be! To ensure they are taking it to the next level and leading them on the path to success, invest in your managers.
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 Your Employees Are Talking About Their Managers. What Are They Saying?
You Rock Peer Program
A peer program can improve the culture of an organization. Learn about one office's unique program.
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Feel Good File for Notes of Appreciation
Your notes of appreciation mean more than you may think.
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Organization Creates Recognition Promises to Improve Peer Recognition
One company's employees created recognition promises to improve the practice of recognition.
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Does Your Boss think You're Kind of a Big Deal?
Try to get your team members face-time with top leadership - they'll appreciate the opportunity! Get started today!
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 Does Your Boss think You
Formal Recognition: An Important Piece of the Recognition Puzzle
Formal recognition is what staff strives for year-round. It is often the most prestigious recognition you can achieve at an organization.
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 Formal Recognition: An Important Piece of the Recognition Puzzle
Cinematic Celebrations for Monthly Goals
Celebrate monthly goals with fun team celebrations.
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Become the Cheerleader in Someone's Life
Using recognition in your exchanges with others can make you the cheerleader in someone's life.
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Spice up Office Meetings
Spice up office meetings with team building activities like Kathryn did!
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Appreciation for Staff Newsletter Submissions
Giving appreciation for staff newletter contributions has become a popular practice. Learn how recognition plays at part!
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'Nice Things About...'
Recognize the nice things about everyone in your office with this recognition idea.
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Teacher Appreciation Week Tips
Fun ideas that can transform your teacher appreciation week!
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 Teacher Appreciation Week Tips
Hey, What's the Big Idea?

Get employees more engaged in sharing ideas and feedback is easier than you think! Find some great ideas here!


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 Hey, What
Safety Program Pays
A few years ago we started a safety program and our employees have really taken kindly to it.
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A Surprised Team Enjoys an Appreciation Breakfast
Learn how one bank held an appreciation breakfast for its employees.
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Tailoring Recognition to the Recipient
For recognition to be most effective, you must tailor its delivery to the recipient.
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Company Picnics Help Work-Life Balance
A company picnic can help with work-life balance as it includes family members. Learn how!
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 Company Picnics Help Work-Life Balance
Looking for Glass Awards?
Glass awards and trophies are classic award options appropriate for many recognition occasions. Find out if a glass award is right for your award ceremony!
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 Looking for Glass Awards?
Does What Matters Click With Your Team?

What are your business core values? Pick one that matters most and broadcast it to your team, then reward them when they fulfill it!


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Themed Event Kicks off Summer, Boosts Morale
One organization uses themed events for team celebrations and parties which boost morale.
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Partners in Excellence Program Rewards with Work-Life Balance Opportunities
One organization recognizes its partners in excellence with valuable work-life opportunities.
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Peer Recognition Program Recognizes Nominators
Be sure to recognize those who nominate others in a peer recognition program.
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You Make a Difference Day Touches Special Teachers
One school puts on a special teacher recognition event to thank teachers and tell them "you make a difference."
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 You Make a Difference Day Touches Special Teachers
Recognition Program brings SMILES to Employees' Faces
Read about this call center's peer recognition program, SMILES.
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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?
Low Cost Recognition Tools Encourage Recognition
Low cost recognition tools help recognition thrive in one insurance office.
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Your Professional Portrait
Paint a positive professional portrait at your organization!
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Meeting Behavior Leaves an Impression
Your meeting behavior communicates a lot. Be prepared and on time to leave a great impression.
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Who Do You Hold Up?
Who do you hold up at your organization with your positive attitude and praise?
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Recognition Events Planned with Ease
Learn how to streamline planning for recognition events with this great tip from a fellow recognition practitioner.
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Holiday Toys Lift Office Spirits
Lifting office spirits doesn't require a large party or budget. Read how one organization is using low-cost items to lift office spirits and morale!
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 Holiday Toys Lift Office Spirits
Have Fun at Work
Building a great school is a dream that people will work toward only when they are having fun at work.
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Does Your Team Get to Experience the Power of Pride?
Spread the love and watch spirits soar! The power of pride can go viral, find out how to to spread it around your office!
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 Does Your Team Get to Experience the Power of Pride?
This is Going in your Employee Evaluation File!
Fill your employee evaluation files with positive employee write up comments.
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Decide What Workplace Reputation You Want
Be aware of your workplace reputation, then strive to make it a positive one!
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Manager Without All the Answers
Sometimes the best motivation a manager can give is offering an opportunity for your staff to be heard and then reinforcing their judgment.
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Spring Cleaning Time Recognizes Employees' Hard Work
Spring cleaning can engage employees and be fun for the whole office! Learn how one office made spring cleaning a fun, team activity.
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Team Effort gets the Job Done Faster
Working as a team and putting forth a team effort can be a reward itself!
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Fun Genie: Do You Want to Have More Participation in Company Events?
There are many great reasons to host company events: to build energy around new initiatives, to celebrate the achievements of the year, to provide moments of ice-breaking and fellowship among teams. If you are having trouble getting your employees to participate, we have 4 easy ways to create excitement and increase attendance! 
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 Fun Genie: Do You Want to Have More Participation in Company Events?
Thanks Genie: Do You Want Your Team to Feel Appreciated?

One of the toughest challenges to giving employee recognition is figuring out how to tailor it to each individual. Forget one-size-fits-all; say thanks 100 different ways! 



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 Thanks Genie: Do You Want Your Team to Feel Appreciated?
Does Your Team Belong to Something Bigger?
Find ways to give everyone the opportunity to create meaningful relationships and connections that lead to greater success in the workplace.
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 Does Your Team Belong to Something Bigger?
Purpose: Why Are We Here?
As a business leader, you need everyone on your team to understand how they fit into the puzzle.
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 Purpose: Why Are We Here?
What is Your Team Working Toward?
It can definitely be hard to maintain the energy and enthusiasm of your team, let us help you find ways to motivate!
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 What is Your Team Working Toward?
National Nurse Week Dos and Don'ts
National Nurses Week is almost here! Have you decided what appreciation gift you’ll give your staff?
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Kinship: Is It All About Me?
You know that teamwork isn't just important, it's essential. Arm your team with the knowledge that two heads are better than one!
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 Kinship: Is It All About Me?
Leadership: Are Your Managers Leading the Charge?
Bad managers are seriously bad for businesses. No one wants to talk about it, but, when facing the challenge of keeping your workforce engaged, it simply needs to be addressed.
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 Leadership: Are Your Managers Leading the Charge?
Award Genie: Do You Need Tips on How to Present Awards?
Presenting awards is one of the most important part of recognition - create a "wow" moment with these simple steps! It doesn't have to be perfect, just meaningful and genuine.
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 Award Genie: Do You Need Tips on How to Present Awards?
Interview with Jennifer Kluge, President of 101 Best And Brightest Companies to Work For
Jennifer Kluge oversees all the advisory boards and programs of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For awards competition. Read on to learn her insights…

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 Interview with Jennifer Kluge, President of 101 Best And Brightest Companies to Work For
Ask the Genie: Are You Unsure What to Give?
Do you want to give your employees a gift but unsure what to give? Here at Baudville, every item you see has been developed with purpose, meaning, and practicality in mind. We have plenty of useful gifts your employees are sure to love! 
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 Ask the Genie: Are You Unsure What to Give?
Is Your Team Workin' for the Weekdays?
Encourage togetherness by setting an example for gatherings and celebrations! They'll eventually take it from there!
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 Is Your Team Workin
Transparency: Can Your Team See Right Through You?
Keeping a business running means sometimes learning from the past and sometimes looking to the future. It also means looking around at what's happening right here, right now.
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 Transparency: Can Your Team See Right Through You?
Challenge: Do You Have a Corporate Ladder?
The promise of challenging work and the ability to reach a level of professional mastery can be pretty appealing, but it's more than just offering your employees training opportunities—it's truly about becoming the steward of their success.
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 Challenge: Do You Have a Corporate Ladder?
How-to Genie: Are You Unsure How to Recognize Your Team?
Recognition doesn't have to be hard, just make sure to give at the right time and be ready on the spot! Here are some great tips to make it easy.
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 How-to Genie: Are You Unsure How to Recognize Your Team?
Teamwork Genie: Do You Need Help Getting Managers' Buy-In?
Your manager's may be great at meeting company goals but are they proficient at guiding and nurturing their teams? Give them the tools to excel at employee recognition. Read more to find out how! 
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 Teamwork Genie: Do You Need Help Getting Managers
Happy Genie: Are You Struggling to Treat Everyone Fairly?
One of the biggest challenges with employee recognition is how to give recognition without favoring a select, high-performing few. Follow these tips if you are struggling to treat everyone fairly.
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 Happy Genie: Are You Struggling to Treat Everyone Fairly?
Engagement: Why Does it Matter?
Why does engagement matter? And how can we have more?
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 Engagement: Why Does it Matter?
Value Genie: Do You Need to get Buy-In from Company Leadership?
Get buy-in from company leadership to improve employee engagement. Here are some great, yet simple tips to get you started on an employee recognition program.
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 Value Genie: Do You Need to get Buy-In from Company Leadership?
Our Top Five Retirement Gifts will Make Your Celebration Memorable!
If you're planning a retirement celebration for one of your employees, we are here to help make it memorable! Take a look at our top 5 retirement gifts! 
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