Employee Recognition Blog

April 23, 2014
by Kelsey Meek
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Department Meeting Kudos Shout Out

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 Shawn.
She says: “For informal recognition, our department meetings always start with “kudos” where all employees give a “kudos”/shout out to another employee who has helped them in some way.  It is a very nice way to start out a meeting and to be recognized in front of the department for a job well done.”

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!

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April 11, 2014
by Kelsey Meek
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Give a WOW 3.0 – It’s More Than Just an Upgrade

Terryberry Presents: FREE Demo of the New and Improved Give a WOW: Peer Recognition, Social Media-Style Platform

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM EDT

Course Description:

See what’s new with Give a WOW! Join Mike Byam, Terryberry’s Managing Partner and Terryberry’s Give a WOW Specialists as they take you through a LIVE DEMO of the new and improved Give a WOW: Peer recognition, social media-style platform.

Peer-to-Peer Recognition

Give a WOW is peer recognition, social media-style, done right!

It’s Terryberry’s premiere platform that helps businesses create a dynamic culture of recognition with engaging interactivity, real-time wall posts, and exciting award options. Scalable for businesses small and large, only Give a WOW is customized to reinforce the contributions that are most important to your business.

Peer-to-Peer RecognitionLearn how Terryberry’s Give a WOW fuels passion and potential in your organization by tuning into this valuable interactive demo.

In this interactive webcast, you will learn:
  • What the research shows about peer recognition’s impact on business objectives.
  • Learn about the latest and greatest features to help you get the most from Give a WOW.
  • Get the ins and outs for how Give a WOW makes it FUN, EASY, and EFFECTIVE to give and receive recognition for great work every day.
  • Watch how easy it is to nominate a coworker for recognition with Give a WOW during our live demo.
Who should attend:
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Recognition Program Administrators
  • Managers
  • Business Leaders
Presenter:

Mike ByamMike Byam, Managing Partner of Terryberry, and author of The WOW! Workplace

Mike Byam is the author of The WOW! Workplace, and Managing Partner of Terryberry, an international firm that specializes in implementing, and managing employee recognition programs. Mike is a frequent speaker on the topic of employee recognition to HR professionals and business groups around the world. He has also consulted with hundreds of organizations – from family businesses to Fortune 500 companies – to develop recognition strategies for employee retention and performance improvement. 

This webcast is free, but space is limited, so register today!

April 9, 2014
by Kelsey Meek
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Welcome Aboard!

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 Joanell.
She says: “Our onboarding process is an initial welcome card within the first week, a lunch with the CEO in the first month, 30 and 90 day manager review, phone call from recruiter at six months and an anniversary card to celebrate their first year and a lunch.”

Recognition Onboarding Questionnaire for New Hires. Find out about new employees’ recognition preferences. This tool will assist you with a successful onboarding process and help you get off to a great start with your new hires.

Onboarding Questionaire

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!

March 27, 2014
by Jenny Watkins
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Nurse Appreciation Week 2014 and Recognition for Nurses

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On a daily basis, nurses heal and touch lives in profound ways with their skill and compassion.  A little appreciation and recognition goes a long way to reinforce the value of a nurse’s work and to bolster a nurse’s spirit for the challenging work they face day in and day out.  Heath care organizations that do a great job of recognizing their nurses and staff have lower voluntary turnover and better patient satisfaction.  National Nurses Week is May 6-12.  Nurse Appreciation Week is a great time for health care organizations to grow their culture of recognition, beginning with their nurses.

This case study reveals how a hospital system in Texas implemented a Give a WOW peer-to-peer recognition solutions that dramatically impacted recognition in the workplace by creating a social platform where employees could publicly recognize a co-worker when they notice someone going above and beyond to demonstrate the organization’s core values of service, quality, growth, and financial performance.

Health care organizations now can use Give a WOW to empower patients to “give a wow” too.  Why? So patients, caregivers, or others outside the organization’s workforce can send in recognition for praiseworthy experiences with employees and nurses.

Imagine the power of capturing all of that recognition, and the impact it would have on nurses to hear more feedback from patients and families about how their work made a difference. With Give a WOW, it’s as simple as an email which can be reviewed by a program administer before it gets posted directly on the organization’s Recognition Wall.

In a hospital or medical practice this kind of feedback can be powerful in so many ways.  Try Give a WOW with your team free for 30 days and see how the power of appreciation can impact your organization.

 Get more ideas for National Nurses Week 2014 here. 

March 26, 2014
by Kelsey Meek
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Make a Positive Difference On-the-Spot

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 Allen.
He says: “Our company continues to maintain our employee of the month, quarter and year programs along with on-the-spot recognition by front line managers with gift ceritificates for extra efforts as well as jeans days as rewards for extra efforts by employees, groups and departments.”

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!

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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!