October 28, 2014
by Jenny Watkins
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Improve Nurse Morale by Sharing Praise from Patients and Families

nurse_appreciation_smIn a health care setting, nurses and other employees get a tremendous morale boost from hearing the stories about patients and families who have been positively impacted by their care.  Yet too often, praise never makes it to the patient care team.  Now, Terryberry’s Recognition Inbox feature in the Give a WOW platform makes it easy for patients to share how they were affected by a nurse or staff member.

How does it work?

Using the Give a WOW Recognition Inbox, patients or family members can recognize a healthcare worker  who made a difference.  It’s as simple as sending an email. The feedback is submitted to a queue for a manager to review.  With a click of a button,  it can be shared on a virtual Recognition Wall within the department or organization.

For hospitals and medical facilities, the personal narratives about great quality of care are a powerful tool.  This information is instrumental in improving retention, identifying top talent, and becoming a hospital of choice for both patients and staff.  Easy-to-use reporting tools make it simple for managers to spot their best talent and even provide additional recognition.   For the nurses and staff members, hearing the feedback from their patients is a major motivator and an important way to improve nurse morale.

Voluntary turnover in healthcare is significantly higher than the average across industries, and it’s rising, according to an article in Health Leaders. Solutions like Terryberry’s Give a WOW Recognition Inbox help health care leader provide their employees with the positive feedback and recognition they need to combating burnout and retain nurses and quality employees.

October 22, 2014
by Jenny Watkins

Press Release: Terryberry Introduces Three New Employee Recognition Products

RecognitionCatalogsandOnlineGlobal employee recognition leader Terryberry introduces several new employee recognition products specially designed to help employers reward and recognize workers’ contributions more effectively for today’s businesses.

Among the new offerings are: The 360 Recognition Platform, an all-encompassing online platform for employee recognition; The Recognition Collection 2015, an all-new award selection program; and The Folio, an award presentation kit.

Read the full press release.

October 21, 2014
by Jenny Watkins

New Product Spotlight: Recognition Collection 2015


No matter what inspires your award recipients, the Recognition Collection 2015 is designed to WOW!

This fall, Terryberry releases an inspired new edition of its very popular Recognition Collection catalog program for service awards and recognition.

The Recognition Collection is used by thousands of organizations worldwide to reward employees, volunteers, and even customers. Each catalog features a handpicked selection of awards grouped by price-point and personalized with the company’s corporate emblem crafted from jewelry quality materials.   The collection offers employers a turn-key program for rewarding tiered levels of achievement.  It’s easy to implement and run, and helps create a positive and personalized recognition experience for recipients.

The Recognition Collection 2015 features several enhancements.

  • The inspired 2015 catalog design features an all new look that showcases award options beautifully.
  • Each catalog offers 20% more award choices with unique new options to delight every recipient.
  • We’ve added two new price-point levels, for a total of 14 catalogs. Choose the perfect fit for your budget and achievement level.

Want to see more? Request a tour of the Recognition Collection 2015.

October 9, 2014
by Jenny Watkins

Storyboarding Company Successes Through Employee Recognition

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What sets great organizations apart from the rest?  Top organizations have a higher ratio of employees who understand the company’s goals and are personally invested in the company’s success.

Today’s employee recognition platforms have evolved to better encourage employee engagement on that level.  Effective recognition reinforces the organization’s goals by highlighting actions of employees, and connects team-members personally with how they contribute to shared success. Terryberry’s 360 Recognition Platform helps create a culture of engagement through several innovative features:
  • The platform creates an ongoing storyboard of the successes and achievements within a business.  Each new recognition is shared within the group and added to the “story.”
  • Peer nominations reinforce company goals. Each nomination is connected to one of the organization’s objectives.
  • The platform creates one hub to manage and display recognition of all types, including service awards, peer nominations, and performance points.
  • Recognition can be given at multiple value levels: from daily appreciation without monetary reward to significant awards for top contributions.
  • The platform makes recognition visible and simple to give, so that more of the achievements and contributions are recognized.  
Want to learn more? Contact us for a Demo.


October 8, 2014
by Jenny Watkins

Recognition Bulletin for HR – Fall 2014 Edition

Get up to speed on the latest trends, products, and best practices in employee recognition from Terryberry in the Fall issue of the Recognition Bulletin. Here’s what’s inside:


  • New Products Spotlight: Recognition Collection 2015 and The Folio
  • 5 Key Lessons on Employee Engagement from The Boys in the Boat, Feature Article by Kevin Sheridan
  • Storyboarding Company Successes Through Employee Recognition
  • Plan Now: Holiday Recognition
  • Attending the HR Tech Conference – Visit Terryberry’s Booth 1148

Read the full newsletter.