August 12, 2013
by Jenny Watkins
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Rupert Cottrell: To me, Work is an Opportunity to Be Positive

“Progressive UK companies are beginning to realize the potential recognition programs have to motivate their workforce and produce results for their business,” says Rupert Cottrell, Director of JMP, Terryberry UK.

Watch the video to meet Rupert Cottrell, Director of JMP, Terryberry Europe, and learn why to him, work is an opportunity to be excited.

At Terryberry and JMP, Terryberry Europe, we are passionate about helping our customers create a WOW workplace with effective employee recognition solutions.

August 7, 2013
by Kelsey Meek
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Peer-to-Peer Recognition

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 Margaret.

She says: “We are in the process of implementing a “High Five” recognition program that enables anyone to give a “high 5″ to their peer. This is in addition to our gold, silver and bronze key awards, based on exceptional vs. wow’ing. The gold key is awarded on an annual basis from the pool of silver key winners”

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!

August 6, 2013
by Jenny Watkins
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Recognition and Rewards Build Employee Engagement

A recent article by Katie Bascuas posted on Associationsnow.com reinforces that praise coupled with rewards has a direct impact on employee or member engagement.

Whether an organization is looking to engage their employees, volunteers, or members, positive reinforcement combined with rewards is a key combination.

Bascuas cites several instances where member-based organizations were able to positively impact member engagement by using recognition combined with tangible rewards.  Examples include the American Optometric Association, which experienced success with their “Now You’ve Gone and Done it!” peer nomination program.  Another example was National Association of Realtors, which implemented a rewards program that encouraged engagement with their online training and resources.

The successes of these programs reinforce that recognition and rewards are not only an important way to build morale, but also effective tools to impact key organizational strategies.

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.

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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.