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Baudville Challenges Companies to do Recognition Daily

Leading supplier of employee reward items shows effectiveness of daily recognition tools in a down economy at the SHRM Conference

June 26, 2009

New Orleans, LAJune 28, 2009 – As the recession stress takes its toll on productivity in the workplace, smart companies are turning to Baudville, a leading supplier of award and employee recognition products, to help them grow their way out of the current economic malaise by embracing a culture of daily recognition.

Well-established as a provider of innovative employee reward items, Baudville has developed a niche in daily recognition products and will be demonstrating the effectiveness of day-to-day recognition in booth #341 at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2009, June 28- July 1, 2009 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Attendees who visit the Baudville booth will receive an “I’m with Stupendous” tote bag and Pocket Praise cards from the company’s new Exclamations theme line.
Who:  Baudville
What:  SHRM Annual Conference 2009
Where:  Booth #339, Morial Convention Center, New Orleans
When:   Sunday, June 28, through Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Known for its leading-edge and creative employee recognition items, Baudville makes products that extend beyond traditional milestone gifts to products that help employers effectively express informal, on the spot and day-to-day recognition of employees.

“As profits have plunged and unemployment has soared, smart companies are realizing that employee recognition matters now more than ever,” explained Brad Darooge, president and CEO of Baudville. “However, stressed workers aren’t necessarily motivated by the notion of a milestone gift somewhere in their future. They’re working hard now, and they need recognition now. That’s why Baudville focuses primarily on daily recognition tools.”

In the recession, many companies have scaled down or eliminated their employee recognition programs and events. However, employee motivation and retention is more important than ever before. “In contrast to extravagant parties and lavish gifts, companies practicing day-to-day recognition find it to be a much more affordable and appropriate employee recognition option,” said Darooge. “We’re confident the companies who continue their daily recognition efforts throughout the recession will emerge stronger than ever when the economy picks up again.”

As an example, Darooge points to the new Cheers Kit™, one of 254 new day-to-day recognition products Baudville is releasing at the time as the SHRM Conference. “The Cheers Kit™ puts daily recognition at a manager’s fingertips and brings the satisfaction of an award ceremony to every day,” said Darooge.

The Cheers Kit™ contains five different tools, each with space for a handwritten note. With 40 total recognition transactions easily accessible, managers no longer have an excuse not to recognize. And to triple the impact of daily recognition, the Cheers Kit™ can be upgraded to a Caboodle that houses three different kits.  The Caboodle is designed to serve as a recognition nerve center and be used as a peer-to-peer system.

In carving out the day-to-day recognition niche, the Baudville branding underwent a transformation. The company will be celebrating its new branding during the opening reception Sunday, from 4:00pm-7:00pm at its booth, #339, with cupcakes created by the local New Orleans bakery, the Kupcake Factory. 

About Baudville
Baudville, the place for daily recognition, continues to be the leading innovator in day-to-day recognition solutions. Baudville’s day-to-day recognition solutions appeal to today’s increasingly diverse workforce with contemporary designs and relevant messaging, motivating and engaging workplaces world-wide. Baudville has been declared one of the best companies to work for in its area and strives to create the ultimate work experience for its employees.  


About SHRM
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members worldwide, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the human resource profession. The annual SHRM conference is the world’s largest gathering of human resource professionals drawing participants from more than 140 countries, including prominent business, policy and HR thought leaders.

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