June 24, 2015
by Kelsey Rogers
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Above and Beyond Efforts

Above and BeyondIt’s WOW Wednesday! HR leaders, execs, and managers: How do you WOW the people who go above and beyond for you in your business? Or, how have you been WOWed?

Today’s WOW Wednesday comes from Sandy.
She says: “We currently have a Shining Star peer to peer recognition bulletin board that requires details of above and beyond efforts and restricts one Shining Star posting from one employee to another each month.” 

Share your own “WOW Wednesday” tip or story. Leave a comment here or post on Terryberry’s Facebook Page or Twitter using hashtag #WOWWED. Make it a WOW day!

Join hundreds of organizations that use Give a WOW to ignite a dynamic culture of recognition in the workplace.  It’s employee recognition, social-media style! Get the Free Trial!

June 22, 2015
by Jenny Watkins
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Employee Recognition Quick List for June – Top 7

The 7 things you need to know now about employee recognition and engagement.

  1. 89% of employees say positive feedback is their biggest motivator. - Business2Community 2012

  2. 26% of surveyed HR managers say their recognition program is inconsistently communicated to employees

    How does your organization compare? Take the 5-minute assessment to receive your executive report.

  3. 11.3 – The number of impressions it takes for your message to stick with your employees.

    This video offers ideas for launching and promoting a recognition program to employees.

  4. 79% of the U.S. workforce feels a sense of personal accomplishment at work.– Modern Survey 2015

  5. 360 degrees of recognition – involving managers, peers, subordinates, and customers – proves to be the best way to engage employees.

    NSF International reveals how they engage employees using a 360 degree approach. Watch the case study interview.

  6. 42% of organizations have a peer-to-peer recognition program in place- WorldatWork 2013

    Get a 90-day Free Trial of Give a WOW for peer-to-peer recognition, social media style.

  7. 15,000 - The number of HR pros expected to be at the 2015 SHRM Conference at the end of the month. 58% are Managers or Directors of HR.

    Will you be at SHRM? Visit Terryberry’s booth for new employee recognition ideas… and RSVP for a free gift at the conference

blog_headshot_mike“It’s a great day in the employee recognition business! If you’re looking for ideas on how to build your culture of recognition, register for one of our upcoming webcasts…or better yet, contact us to start a conversion.”

 

 

TerryberryisGrowing

Terryberry is growing!  This summer, Terryberry will expand its headquarters facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan and increase its workforce by 20%.  We’re proud and excited to grow together as we serve our customers worldwide!

June 18, 2015
by Jenny Watkins
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Terryberry Announces Big Upgrade to Peer Recognition Program for Small Businesses

Give a WOW QUICKSTART promises to offer small businesses an online option for peer-to-peer recognition that can be set up and launched in a matter of minutes

Give a WOW quickstartTerryberry, a global provider of employee recognition programs and employee awards based in Grand Rapids, Mich., announced a major new release of their Give a WOW Quickstart online program for peer-to-peer employee recognition.  The company cites upgrades for enhanced usability, and employee engagement, along with faster setup and program launch.

Give a WOW Quickstart is Terryberry’s online peer-to-peer recognition solution designed for small businesses and workgroups. Upgrades to the program in the newest release include custom employer branding, customized nomination categories, and a faster setup.

“An HR Manager or Team Leader can go to Giveawow.com today, and completely set up a custom branded Give a WOW Quickstart program. Their employees can be logged on and giving recognition in a matter of minutes,” says Terryberry’s Managing Partner Mike Byam. “Give a WOW Quickstart makes employee recognition simpler and more accessible than ever.”

The Give a WOW Quickstart program uses a social media style interface.  A unique program URL is generated in the setup process.  Participants access their group’s Recognition Feed, which displays praise from co-workers, updated in real-time.

“One of the things that so unique about the Give a WOW program is that when an employee posts recognition for a peer on the online wall, the recognition is specifically linked to one of the group’s core values,” says Byam.  “This really helps leaders reinforce their mission, vision and values in a powerful way.”

“Not only that, but the personal comments that coworkers type on the recognition wall creates a storyboard of the great successes that are happening in the business on a daily basis,” Byam continues.

The Give a WOW Quickstart program uses non-tangible, written praise and recognition.  Terryberry points out that Give a WOW Quickstart can be incorporated with Terryberry’s other awards and recognition programs.

The announcement follows recent news of the growth of Terryberry’s 360 Recognition Platform, a robust total Recognition and Rewards platform that caters larger employers.

Terryberry has 100+ customers using their Give a WOW and 360 Recognition Platforms and the programs and have been used to create over a half million recognition moments annually.

“Latest surveys say that over 40% of U.S. employers have a peer-to-peer recognition program in place today.  We’re really proud to be able to offer the marketplace an affordable tool for small businesses to use to provide meaningful employee recognition in a sustainable way.  Give a WOW Quickstart does just that,” says Byam.

Terryberry offers a 90 Day Trial of Give a WOW Quickstart at www.giveawow.com.

 

About Terryberry

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Terryberry has helped 25,000+ organizations develop recognition programs to motivate and retain employees for more than 90 years.  Terryberry has built an international reputation for its customized recognition and award programs. For more information, visit www.terryberry.com.  

June 17, 2015
by Kelsey Rogers
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Share Recognition on Company’s Intranet

Recognition

It’s WOW Wednesday! HR leaders, execs, and managers: How do you WOW the people who go above and beyond for you in your business? Or, how have you been WOWed?

Today’s WOW Wednesday comes from Rebecca.
She says: “We have a an online Kudos recognition program for a job well done that is shared on our intranet for all to see.”

Share your own “WOW Wednesday” tip or story. Leave a comment here or post on Terryberry’s Facebook Page or Twitter using hashtag #WOWWED. Make it a WOW day!

Join hundreds of organizations that use Give a WOW to ignite a dynamic culture of recognition in the workplace.  It’s employee recognition, social-media style! Get the Free Trial!

June 10, 2015
by Kelsey Rogers
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Group Chats and Recognition Over Coffee

Group Chats and Recognition Over Coffee It’s WOW Wednesday! HR leaders, execs, and managers: How do you WOW the people who go above and beyond for you in your business? Or, how have you been WOWed?

Today’s WOW Wednesday comes from Robin.
She says: “Coffee with my director. Pick 5 employees to have coffee and talk about anything.”

Share your own “WOW Wednesday” tip or story. Leave a comment here or post on Terryberry’s Facebook Page or Twitter using hashtag #WOWWED. Make it a WOW day!

Join hundreds of organizations that use Give a WOW to ignite a dynamic culture of recognition in the workplace.  It’s employee recognition, social-media style! Get the Free Trial!