Articles tagged #RECOGNITION
Support your office team on Administrative Professionals Day
Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday of April, rewarding assistants and other office workers. These employees provide the backbone support of any workplace, keeping up with all pacing and standards.
Support your neighborhood on Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
Few things give your neighborhood more personality and ease than mom and pop business owners. They have the opportunity to provide more attention and personalized service. But they often struggle compared to their larger competitors.
Be prepared for National Girl Scout Day with awards and more
National Girl Scout Day is observed on March 12th, so families of past and present Girl Scouts should be prepared to celebrate! Girl Scouting has been a positive force for kids, promoting activism and expanding its programs for generations. Our products can help you reward members’ hard work and support their events in creative ways.
Celebrate Nature and its Protectors for National Wildlife Day
National Wildlife Day is recognized on September 4th, when everyday people can help local animals and their habitats. The day is also celebrated on February 22nd, in honor of beloved expert Steve Irwin. We can help you spend the day reconnecting with nature, supporting local critters, and rewarding anyone who protects them.
Honor and Support your Community on World Humanitarian Day
The United Nations observes August 19th as World Humanitarian Day, which is a time to show your appreciation for local aid workers or even find your own way to support your community. There are many ways for larger organizations and everyday people to help those in need. Sometimes, a simple gift or meal can be as meaningful as planning a complex event.
Honoring Community Service
Here’s a lovely idea on how to do it! Tammy Holloway is the Program Director for Snack in a Backpack of Blue Ridge, Georgia, a nonprofit organization that provides nutritious food to local children in need. Funded entirely by private donors and local businesses, the program is dedicated to reducing childhood hunger in Fannin County, serving more than 400 students in seven county schools.
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:
Crystal Paperweights for a Job Well Done
The year is 2013. Cryptic Studios, a leading developer of very popular online role playing games such as City of Heroes, City of Villains, Champions Online and Star Trek Online, just completes the launch of Neverwinter, a new adventure that “combines fast-paced combat with over 25 years of Dungeons & Dragons lore.”
Hug A Sailor on Navy Day
Established in 1922 by the Navy League of the United States, Navy Day not only serves as a reminder of the U.S. Navy’s outstanding record past and present, but a commemoration of heroic service and special American pride, as well as a salute to Theodore Roosevelt, a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and U.S. President who celebrated his birthday on October 27. The history behind October 27 runs all the way back to 1775 during the birth of the U.S. Navy, when a special committee of the Continental Congress decides to purchase merchant ships as its foundation.
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.
A Patently Excellent Idea
From the beginning of time, innovative thinkers have changed the way we live with unique inventions and technological advances for each generation. With every step forward, human civilization and those that we coexist with continue to benefit from patently excellent ideas.
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.
Love a Nurse!
In a year when Ebola and the measles make international headlines … when a young woman from Colorado shares firsthand how her work touches her patients on national television, sparking media coverage, a social media movement, support from other caregivers and people everywhere, the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) chooses the theme of “Celebrating the Courage of Nurses Worldwide” for Emergency Nurses Week™ October 10-16. This occasion, along with Emergency Nurses Day®, Wednesday, October 12, recognizes nurses who courageously stand at the front line of emergency care every day.
Show Caregivers How Much You Care
People across America are taking up the challenge of caring for those in need. From driving their charges to medical appointments and organizing nursing visits to preparing meals and being there around the clock, many family members or close family friends are putting their personal and professional goals on hold to care for mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers –even their sons and daughters. The numbers are impressive:
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.