Hard-earned trophies can make wonderful keepsakes. Meanwhile, those blue “participation” ribbons doled out to every kid at field day are a little easier to part with. Why? Recognizing specific…
What relationship does recognition have to respect? We can all agree that we’d like to be respected — by our family, friends, and professional colleagues. Recognition can be an excellent…
On any given day, we often find ourselves dependent upon a person working behind the counter. If that person does a good job, it makes our day more pleasant. If that person does a bad job, it sparks…
Today’s technology makes communication faster and easier than ever before. — Via Skype and Google Hangouts, we can now talk in real-time with someone in a different country, eliminating the…
Looking into implementing an employee rewards program in your workplace? The best programs are backed up by ample planning. Ever attended an event at which a plaque is presented with no name on it (…
How does recognition relate to retention? Turns out recognition can be one of the best forms of retention. When your employees know they’re doing good work, they’re more inclined to keep doing that…
Recognizing your employees’ good work doesn’t necessarily require lavish gifts or grand gestures. We understand that recognition may not always seem possible due to budgetary and time constraints. If…
Recognition in the workplace can keep employees happy and motivated. But if you want your business to grow, try growing your recognition strategy. Recognition can be a form community outreach —…
Don’t wait for end-of-the-year awards to recognize your employees. Keep your employees genuinely motivated throughout the year with on-the-spot praise. When there is a reason to praise someone, make…
What causes us to be creative one day and completely blocked the next? Where do our sudden creative insights — our Eureka! moments — come from, and how can we generate more of them, more consistently…
Recognition often means noticing the good work employees are doing, and at Awards4U, we spend a lot of time talking about positive employee recognition.However, it can be just as important to…
As purchasing manager at Awards4U, Jeff Wilson orders the components of every product in the Awards4U showroom. While he doesn’t physically put the awards together, he helps get them together.And…
The driver of car to the right of you turns on their blinker after hardly passing you. Instead of yielding to the urge to speed up and prevent them from changing lanes, why not yield to them and let…
Positive energy is contagious — especially in the workplace. Positivity welcomes customers, motivates employees and can ultimately drive success. So how can you make your workplace a more positive…
At Awards4U, we don’t talk about the importance of “recognition” just because it’s a better-sounding word than appreciation. Recognition and appreciation aren’t interchangeable, and here’s why: Here…
In grade school, earning that bright “Terrific!” sticker on a book report was good — but getting actual personalized praise from your teacher was so much better. The same holds true for recognition…
Want to get the recognition you deserve at work without seeming like you’re fishing for compliments? Oftentimes, recognition begets recognition — so take the time to sincerely recognize the efforts…
It’s time to give the hard workers the credit they deserve. They aren’t necessarily the valedictorians, and they might not be all-star athletes — but they are highly motivated students who achieve —…
One of the purest forms of recognition is the tradition of tipping. Tipping a service person recognizes the effort they have put forth and seems to be a borrowed custom from Europe. In the late 1800′…
Not to be confused with the classic ballad by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, this final entry in our campaign is just as touching. Julianne thought hard about what award she would give to her dad for…