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    The Bottom Line: Employee Happiness

    Posted by Kristie Galonek on 02.12.2015

    Just because an employee is happy, does not necessarily mean they are productive; just because an employee is productive, does not necessarily mean they are happy. Despite generation or personality type, we should always be exploring our interests and passions to pursue our own way of life inside and outside of the workplace. That being said, our happiness and employment status are very much related. Our jobs provide opportunities for us to establish connections with others, to utilize and enhance our skills, and allow us the ability to capitalize on our strengths, which ultimately permits us to find meaning in society and achieve our goals. Studies show that happy employees achieve their goals 31% more often, are 36% more motivated in their work, and strive to do the best they can to help to make their organization more successful. In return, they anticipate recognition for the efforts behind their contribution and commitment to their company. Employers who recognize the difference between a happy employee and an engaged employee often create a positive work culture that supports a more creative, productive, and resilient work force.

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    Topics: Blog, Employee Happiness, Employee Motivation, Incentive Program, Motivating Employees, Recognition Program, Wellness

    “We’ll Be There.”

    Posted by Jim Drakakis on 12.15.2014

    WellBeThere

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    Topics: Blog, Employee Motivation, Motivation, Safety Incentives, Safety Incentives Program

    Friendship ROI

    Posted by tara on 10.17.2014



    I am rapidly approaching my 10-year anniversary with my company.  It’s a family-owned business so already has a friendly built-in quality about it that makes it feel familiar before you even get to know anyone.  I have made lifelong friends over the years – some have left and keep in touch and some are still here alongside me.

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    Topics: Blog, customer loyalty, Employee Appreciation, employee engagement, Employee Motivation, Employee Wellness, Engagement, Loyalty, Motivating Employees, recognition, Rewards Program, Wellness Programs

    Communications – Keeping Rewards & Recognition Top of Mind

    Posted by tara on 08.21.2014

    In a previous blog I talked about the importance of measuring results and I still believe that is a key component for inclusion in the creation of a program strategy.  Equally as important is the need for a communications plan.

    One of the most likely contributors to a failing program is the lack of a communications strategy. We have seen it happen many times – a company launches a program and then “hopes” it essentially runs itself.  Many companies believe in the power of incentives, recognition and rewards but often don’t realize the effort that it takes to create, launch, sustain, and enhance a successful program over time.  If a program is not communicated on a regular basis in various ways….well then it is essentially out of sight - out of mind (and the likely demise of the program).  Consider the program to be the flower and the communication the water – without it, it dies on the vine.

    It is not only important to create a communications strategy for the launch but also one that evolves and is administered frequently throughout the life of the program.  Communications must be multi-dimensional and targeted.  Similar to the need for benchmarking prior to a program launch in order to properly measure results, surveying your audience(s) about how, where, when they obtain information is critical.

    For more on this topic click here to read “Great Program Communications Inspire Employees, Drive Results,” a recent white paper published by the Performance Improvement Council, of which All Star Incentive Marketing is a member.

    Partnership and team work

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    Topics: Blog, employee engagement, Employee Motivation, Engagement, Incentive Marketing, Incentive Program, Incentive Programs, Incentive's, Incentives for Employees, Motivating Employees, recognition, Rewards, Rewards Program, Safety Incentives, Safety Program, Wellness Programs

    Q&A with Brian Galonek of All Star Incentive Marketing

    Posted by brian on 01.06.2014

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    Topics: Blog, Employee Motivation, Motivating Employees, News, recognition, Rewards

    Tips on motivating employees in a small business

    Posted by heidi on 09.24.2013

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    Topics: Blog, Employee Motivation, Motivating Employees

    Are you truly happy at work?

    Posted by allison on 05.17.2013

    Motivating workers is about more than salary

    Business HandshakeHow do you motivate people in the workplace? What managerssay motivate workers and what really motivates them are two different things entirely.

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    Topics: Blog, Employee Motivation

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