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    Are you ready for the holidays?

    Posted by cindy on 10.09.2019

    Are you ready for the holidays

     

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    Topics: corporate logo merchandise, Logo Merchandise, Promotions Products

    why not use cash to reward employees?

    Posted by brian on 10.08.2019

    WhyNoCash

    Attracting and retaining key talent has always been a top concern for business leaders and it is especially so in these days of historically low unemployment. Without accurate intelligence, business leaders are tempted to throw cash at the retention problem. Cash is King, right? So why not use cash to reward employees? Because research shows that tangible rewards are far more effective than cash.

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    Topics: Employee Reward Programs, Non-cash Rewards, employee engagement, Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, Incentives for Employees, Motivating Employees, tangible rewards, lower turnover

    Should Employee Engagement and Company Culture be a job for Marketing rather than Human Resources?

    Posted by heidi on 09.25.2019

    Improve Company Culture

    Studies and experts confirm that companies with higher employee engagement are more profitable, have lower turnover, higher shareholder value, greater productivity and more. Companies with a positive corporate culture enjoy higher levels of employee engagement and better attract and retain talent. In the years since these initiatives have surfaced in corporate America, Human Resources has typically been charged with both increasing employee engagement and building a positive corporate culture. Are these initiatives better suited to the Marketing department?

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    Topics: Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, Motivating Employees, Reward Employees, Company Culture, Human Resources

    How Your Company can Benefit from a Corporate Wellness Program

    Posted by Glen Neary on 09.12.2019

    Employee Wellness

    At this time of year many individuals and companies are exploring new or updated health insurance programs. Insurance companies offer significant benefits to companies that have documented wellness programs, so companies are making a significant investment in improving the health of their workforce. A study conducted by Fidelity revealed that over half of employers (56%) offer a wellness program to their global workforce, with 40% of the budget directed at incentives for employees to participate.

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    Topics: Employee Motivation, Employee Recognition, Employee Reward, Employee Reward Programs, Employee Wellness, Employee Wellness Program

    Company Culture & Employee Engagement: the Impact on the Customer Experience

    Posted by brian on 09.03.2019

    Customer Experience

    Employee engagement, company culture, customer experience: These three components can’t exist in a vacuum. A company with a strong culture has highly engaged employees, who therefore positively impact the customer experience. Where to start?

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    Topics: Customer experience, employee engagement, improve employee engagement

    Corporate Identity Aug/Sept Priced Right $2 Specials

    Posted by cindy on 08.23.2019

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    Topics: Corporate Identity, Logo Merchandise

    Are you familiar with U.S. Federal Regulations on Non-cash Rewards?

    Posted by brian on 08.12.2019

    non-cash rewards programs

    The Incentive Research Foundation has recently completed a study on U.S. Federal Regulations on non-cash rewards. According to those surveyed, 70% are “extremely” or “very” knowledgeable about the tax and other regulations regarding non-cash rewards. That same percentage reports that they are proactive in their approach to program design - and change the design frequently in order to comply with regulations.

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    Topics: Non-cash Rewards, Incentive Programs, Reward and Recognition Programs

    The Cost of Employee Turnover

    Posted by brian on 08.06.2019

    Employee Turnover

    A recent survey of Chief Executive Officers finds that retaining talent is the #1 internal challenge and concern. CEOs must balance long-term goals and short-term results. Regardless of the demographics of the workforce, all employees want to know that their work has meaning and that they’re appreciated. Rewarding and recognizing employees for excellent performance is on every list of ways in which to retain employees. Employee turnover is disruptive and expensive. Here are some factors that contribute to the cost of employee turnover:

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    Topics: Employee Retention, employee engagement, improve employee engagement, Motivating Employees, Employee Turnover

    The care and feeding of industrial athletes

    Posted by brian on 07.17.2019

    EmployeeEngagement

    The concept of industrial athletes was born in the last decade or so and refers to those who employees who make their living using their knowledge, skills and abilities to perform a job that often requires physical demands. The term industrial athlete is accurate as defined because there are definite similarities between what we normally think of as an athlete and an industrial athlete. How are you supporting the industrial athletes in your company?

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    Topics: Employee Safety Program, Employee Wellness Program, employee engagement, Reward Employees, safety incentive program, Safety Incentives Program, Wellness Programs

    National safety month: did you take full advantage?

    Posted by brian on 07.11.2019

    NationalSafetyMonth

    June was National Safety Month. Did you take full advantage by focusing employee attention on safe work practices? Here are some helpful tips for planning Safety Month activities for next year from the National Safety Council (NSC):

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    Topics: employee safety, Employee Safety Program, Workplace Safety, National Safety Month

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