December 27, 2013
by Kelsey Rogers
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Ring In the New Year with 5 Recognition Quotes

 be inspiredStart the New Year out right. Encourage, motivate and engage employees by learning the language of recognition. It doesn’t take a big investment of time, effort, or money to recognize employee contributions in an effective and meaningful way. Yet, the results could change your organization’s destination.

For inspiration, here are some famous recognition quotes and sayings expressing gratitude:

  1. “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” – JFK

  2. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

  3. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” - Dr. William Arthur Ward

  4. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  5. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” - Cicero

Your employees contribute to the success of your business in so many ways. An effective recognition solution can help you acknowledge, motivate, and reward the people who make a difference in your organization.

Terryberry can help any step of the way with developing, implementing, and managing your employee recognition program, service award program and providing meaningful and motivating awards. We recognize that our job is to make you look good this year and every year.

Ready to get started?  Contact us today to talk with a recognition specialist.

December 18, 2013
by Kelsey Rogers
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A Stellar Award Presentation Speech

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 Maria.
She says: “My company does an excellent job personalizing award presentations by having the presenting supervisor write a 1-2 minute speech about the employee which would include their performance but also an appropriate personalized joke/anecdote. This made the presentation an enjoyable experience.”

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!

Recognize your co-workers or be recognized with Terryberry’s interactive Peer-to-Peer Program. It’s recognition, social-media style! Get the Free Trial!

December 11, 2013
by Kelsey Rogers
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Recognition to the Family of a Hard Working Employee

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 Jane.
She says: “When some employees had to work over the weekend, I sent a hand-written note home to their families to thank them as well for being understanding enough for having the employee able to work through the weekend.”

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!

Recognize your co-workers or be recognized with Terryberry’s interactive Peer-to-Peer Program. It’s recognition, social-media style! Get the Free Trial!

December 10, 2013
by Kelsey Rogers
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HRPA’s Best Practices for Employee Engagement

Employee EngagementA culture of appreciation leads to people working together to achieve more. Not only does this help managers give employees the recognition they need, it also gives your employees a sense of ownership and participation in your organization’s recognition culture.

As Andrew Carnegie points out, highlight the contributions that are important to your business.

“The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” — Andrew Carnegie

Canada’s HR thought leader, The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) posted a recent blog post on the key strategies for creating an inspiring culture of employee engagement. Here are 5 ways that HRPA suggests that managers and business leaders can improve their engagement skills, contributes to creating a culture of recognition and ultimately moving your business forward.

  1. Be positive and lead with a clear vision.
  2. Be the bridge between management and employees.
  3. Be the change you wish to see in others.
  4. Be seen as considerate, compassionate and caring.
  5. Be proactive in helping them grow.

Read the complete blog post here.

Give a WOW may be just that solution for organizations that want to deeply engage their employees with the mission and vision of the organization through authentic recognition. This social media-style recognition platform fosters genuine appreciation and creates visibility for the small and large successes that drive your business forward.

December 9, 2013
by Jenny Watkins
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Terryberry will Help Match High Five Donations to Gilda’s Club

highfiveLaughFestTerryberry is partnering with Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids in their effort to raise  funds for children living with cancer or grief, and for their in-school emotional health programs.

Give Gilda’s Club a “High Five” (a $5 donation) and your gift will be matched (up to $50,000) by five local companies: Terryberry, Feyen Zylstra, Pioneer Construction, Eenhoorn, and American International Foods. This match will make your $5 gift into a $10 donation!

Bring a SMILE to the face of a child and give Gilda’s Club a “High Five” today. It’s sure to bring a smile to your face as well!

Here are the ways you can High Five us:

1. Purchase a button from participating West Michigan restaurants and businesses.
2. Donate online here.

High Five buttons are available now through March.

Join us now to help us meet our goal of $100,000 worth of High Fives!