July 31, 2013
by Kelsey Meek
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Recognize an Associate of the Month!

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 Marina.

She says: “We recognize an associate of the month from each of our specific areas (ROOMS department & Food & Beverage department) at our monthly Associate Rally.  The nominations are taken from a group of peers; then the votes are completed by the management team.”

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!

July 29, 2013
by Emily Schulte
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Workplace Wellness & Ways to Recognize Fitness Achievements

Is your organization exercising its employee wellness program?

Recognizing employees’ achievements out of the office has proven effective for companies focused on promoting wellness in the workplace. “As the cost of providing health care continues to increase, employers recognize one of the key ways to manage their company’s costs is to incent their workforce to lead a healthier lifestyle,” said Adam Stavisky, Senior V.P. of Fidelity’s Benefits Consulting Business. According to the National Business Group on Health, nearly 90% of employers offer wellness incentives to employees who work toward getting healthier.

For some organizations, (including Terryberry), this effort to promote healthy lifestyles and foster physical fitness has resulted in management led participation in Ironman Triathlons, long-distance relay running events, employee organized bike rides, company sponsored 5K walk/run races, and more. This has led to a happier and more productive workforce.

Participating in these fitness events as a company-sponsored group creates opportunities for team-building and can strengthen your workplace culture for the long run. “Employees tell us they love our wellness program, the teamwork and camaraderie it promotes, and the fact that it has helped them improve their health while having fun,” said Laurie Zaucha, Paychex V.P. of HR. Recognizing your employees for their participation in such endurance events helps to reinforce your company’s values on health and wellness.

For ideas on how you can reward and/or inspire a culture of wellness in your workplace, contact Terryberry.

Discover our Wellness Collection

Lean about our Passion Jewelry:

Terryberry’s corporate culture and passion for endurance events led to the launch of XTERRA Jewelry (www.xterrajewelry.com) in 2011, followed by Terryberry’s imua jewelry (www.imuajewelry.com), a line of running-inspired, artisan-made adornments specifically designed to celebrate and inspire. Terryberry is also the official jewelry provider for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series (www.rocknrollmarathonjewelry.com), offering branded charms and Pandora-style beads for each Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event in the U.S. and Canada.

July 25, 2013
by Jenny Watkins
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Indulging is Not the Same as Engaging

In Gallup Business Journal’s recent article “Don’t Pamper Employees- Engage Them,”  author Susan Sorenson indicates that many businesses are throwing perks at employees, hoping to keep them happy and get them to stay.  But Sorenson astutely points out that “indulging employees is no substitute for engaging them.”

“Satisfied or happy employees are not necessarily engaged.  And engaged employees are the ones who work hardest, stay longest, and perform the best,” she writes.

Developing a culture that fosters employee engagement means creating an environment where team members…

  • Understand the mission, vision and values of the business
  • Share in that mission personally
  • Feel empowered to contribute to the mission
  • Feel that their contributions matter

The question might be, do we want to work at a place where employees find happiness in spite of having to be at work?  Or, do we want to create a culture where employees find fulfillment in belonging to a team contributing at a high level for something worthwhile?

Recognizing employees for their contribution to the shared mission is one of the best ways to build engagement.  Employee recognition isn’t a pizza party, or a free latte, or a massage.   All of those things can be meaningful if they are used as a token of appreciation for a contribution.  But the real recognition comes from connecting an individual’s actions to how those actions create a positive impact.

July 24, 2013
by Kelsey Meek
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Outlining the Positives Throughout the Year

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 Christine.

She says: “Our CEO hand writes each team member a note on their anniversary with very specific details of their contribution over the year.  We have 180 team members.”

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!

July 17, 2013
by Kelsey Meek
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Give a Personalized Card

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 Cassandra.

She says: “We give each employee a birthday card signed by the CEO and other executive management.  Employees look forward to receiving their birthday cards with these personalized messages.”

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!