September 19, 2013
by Jenny Watkins
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Rethinking Employee of the Month Programs

Employee of the Month programs have been a widespread idea in businesses for many years, but today many experts are encouraging businesses to rethink employee-of-the-month formats in order to better engage and motivate their teams.

“Employers are attempting to provide the motivation and recognition that employees need and want, but recognizing one employee a month, with no criteria established, doesn’t work well,” writes Susan Heathfield.

For recognition to be effective, the criteria for being recognized should be clearly outlined and communicated, and all who meet those criteria should be recognized.  Doing so helps to ensure that the recognition will be seen as fair by employees, and will be more likely to motivate and engage employees with the desired objectives.

“For a successful recognition program, you are best going with regular, even daily, recognition that rewards people for specific contributions, and that rewards all employees who accomplish what you specify,” Heathfield goes onto say in the same article.

Want a professional assessment and ideas for your own organization’s employee recognition program?  Contact Terryberry.

September 18, 2013
by Kelsey Rogers
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Recognizing Impactful Employees

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 Carrie.
She says: “We have an ‘Impact Player of the Month Award’  that is presented at our monthly all hands’ meeting. The associate has their picture taken with the Manager and it is posted on our recognition board.”

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!

September 12, 2013
by Kelsey Rogers
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Revitalize Your Recognition Program

Live Webcast

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Course Description:

Does your organization’s recognition program need a little TLC? Is it time to assess the condition of recognition initiatives and evaluate techniques for infusing programs with enthusiasm? This one hour advanced course will equip you with an understanding of the maturity cycle of a recognition program and will prepare you with evaluation strategies and techniques to maximize the key outcomes at each stage.

In this interactive webcast, you will learn:
  • Learn the key outcomes and how to assess your organization’s results
  • Learn strategies for managing a full or partial program reissue
  • Understand the tools and processes for effective administration
  • Understand suitable award types for various achievements and program types
  • Understand resources for enhancing presentations
Who should attend:
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Recognition Program Administrators
  • Managers
  • Business Leaders
Presenter:

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

Join Mike Byam, Managing Partner of one of the world’s foremost recognition providers as he discusses the cutting edge of employee recognition that actually boosts engagement, adds value to your organization’s bottom line, and ultimately aligns your employees’ efforts with your organization’s mission and goals.

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

September 11, 2013
by Kelsey Rogers
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Set Up a Commendation Station

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 Shelley.
She says: “Our company gives certificates for years of service, and when they complete a Corporate Education, MOS, or MOC course. We also have commendation boards at each coffee station for formal commendation letters to be copied and posted.”

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!

September 10, 2013
by Jenny Watkins
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Aaron Marsh: To Me, Work is an Opportunity to Be a Solution Finder

“Understanding our customer’s needs and then finding the right tool for their toolbox is why I love working for Terryberry,” says Upper Midwest Regional Manager Aaron Marsh.

Watch the video to meet Terryberry’s Upper Midwest Regional Manager Aaron Marsh and learn why to him, work is an opportunity to be a solution finder.

At Terryberry, we are passionate about helping our customers create a wow workplace with effective employee recognition solutions.