Corporate

Tips for Planning Events for Employees, Family, and Friends

From company picnics and employee outings to class reunions and family get-togethers, these summer traditions are a chance to create memorable experiences for all who are invited. We’ve compiled an 8-point checklist to help create a fun, unforgettable summer event for employees, family or friends.

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Best Practices for Employee Recognition Programs

For companies that believe in best practices, new research is recognizing “employee recognition” programs for their achievement in motivating people to do their best, no matter where they’re standing on the corporate ladder. Perhaps it’s because everybody loves a winner. Winning makes everyone happy and winners get to talk about it. So do winning companies. Which is why peer-to-peer thanks and recognition is piquing the interest of corporations today. Most of us want to be appreciated and need to belong, and regular kudos inspire us to do more:

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Managing Your Company's Inventory with QR Codes

It’s called mobile inventory management – scanning QR codes or barcodes with a mobile device to track retail transactions, what your company has in stock and more, which gives you a real-time snapshot of your assets that’s instant and accurate.

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Reward Excellence Within Your Corporation

Established in 1999, the Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) helps define America as a positive force in the world. It highlights our increasing outreach to the business community, our public-private partnerships, and our public diplomacy efforts to further corporate social responsibility, innovation, exemplary practices and democratic values worldwide.

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Best Practices for Awesome Sales Presentations

How do you convince prospective clients that your business provides something that they can’t find anywhere else? In a competitive marketplace, salespeople not only need persuasive tools that help turn opportunity into success, they need a fresh perspective on what makes a sales presentation great and powerful.

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Custom Metal Asset Tags with QR Codes

PlaqueMaker’s QR code custom metal asset tags are perfect for labeling machinery, crates, shelving or equipment, and are ideal for any other industrial purpose that requires targeted inventory and management. You can engrave each tag with information and a QR code that’s easy to scan.

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Perpetual Plaques for a History of Success

Companies that believe in employee recognition know that custom perpetual plaques are a unique way to document an outstanding history of success. You may have seen perpetual plaques on display at a university to honor notable alumni or the corporate office of a non-profit or community organization to thank inspiring leaders or generous donors. Perpetual plaques are a great way to celebrate a number of individual achievements with one award.

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Creating a Values-Based Employee Recognition Program

When it comes to employee engagement, retention and turnover, employers have a tough job. These are considered the most pressing human resource challenges of the last two years, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Organizations are finding success using values-based employee recognition programs.

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12 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

One of the top two human resource priorities of any company, organization or enterprise, employee engagement not only makes for happy, satisfied employees, it can positively impact the ability to attain corporate goals. According to Dale Carnegie, the top three drivers of employee engagement are

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign …

Ah, the Boomer anti-establishment. Those were the days.

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Favor Ideas for Your Company Picnic

Those who attend know their company doesn’t have to host an event like this and are likely to be thankful, which encourages a positive return on investment in more ways than one.

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Make a Fresh Start at Work This Spring

Maybe you’ve let them go dormant during the slumber of winter, or maybe they’re brand new carrots you’ve just planted in that fertile mind of yours. Either way, here are our best ideas to get your garden of goals growing.

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Awards Programs Boost Company Profile

Study after study confirms the positive effect of employee recognition programs on a company’s staff at large. Corporate awards programs can also do the company good:

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Corporate Reviews

Whether a local company or a global corporation, PlaqueMaker works with businesses large and small to create custom gifts, plaques and awards that make a lasting impression. Here’s what some of our corporate customers say about the result.

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Office Name Plates

What’s that finishing touch for your office that everyone appreciates – even admires? That’s right – it’s a beautiful personalized name plate. Whether for a desk or an office wall, custom name plates are ideal as a personal pick-me-up or better yet – a thoughtful gift.

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5 Incredible Plaque Ideas for Your Small Business

The conference room is a popular meeting place for small businesses in all industries. Since meetings can often have a lot of people sitting around, it's essential to make sure that you've got a strong foundation, which includes a sturdy conference table and plaques that are firm on the wall. Plaques can be described as objects typically bearing the informative or commemorative text attached to a wall. The color, design, and material of the plaque should reflect your company well since it is one of the parts of the conference room that people are generally looking at the whole meeting.

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Host a Company Picnic This Summer

No matter what business you’re in, taking time off from the daily grind, an exhausting commute and the stress of big projects and meetings and deadlines has its advantages. For many, a summer vacation will do the trick. Yet attending the company picnic can work wonders, too.

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Full Color Corporate News Plaques

Seeing your company or family business in the limelight of good news coverage is exciting. For many, it can be a once-in-a-lifetime thrill, one that’s worth immortalizing.

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Custom Plaques for Retirement

Celebrate a retiring employee’s many years of service with a custom retirement gift. Our plaques are a classic choice to recognize their years of loyalty and service. Choose from full-color printed plaques or a variety of laser-engraved plaque styles. We even have an Easy Design style; just fill in the recipient’s name and the company name or submit a company logo. Choose the board type and metal color and you’re done!

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New Reasons to Use Customized Name Tags

Although the use of company name tags has waned over the years, new benefits for using name tags to identify employees have also surfaced. Here are just a few of them.

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