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Select-Your-Gift will be Exhibiting at SHRM17

Posted on 06/21/2017 in Employee Recognition

Visit Select-Your-Gift Employee Recognition at SHRM17 in New Orleans

Next week, June 18 – 21, the Select-Your-Gift crew is off to New Orleans for SHRM17 Annual Conference and Exposition.

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Being Engaged at Work | Happiness in the Workplace

Posted on 02/07/2017 in Employee Engagement

How being Fully Engaged can be the Secret to your Happiness

Can it be that being fully engaged, being all-in whatever you're doing, is really the Secret to Happiness? Let's explore this idea.

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Employee Recognition Definition | Employee Incentive Definition

Posted on 07/26/2016 in Employee Incentives

Incentives vs Recognition - the important difference

Employee Incentives and Employee Recognition are used to achieve certain objectives, but they're not the same.

Unfortunately, these two terms are used interchangeably and could cause you to miss your overall objectives if you don’t appreciate the differences. We all know the employee recognition definition, but what does incentive mean?

Incentives and employee recognition are important tools, and when combined you can get tremendous benefits to your organization. Let's define what is (1) an Incentive, (2) what is Recognition, and (3) the combination of both.

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Recognition Programs for Employees | Ideas for Employee Incentives

Posted on 07/25/2016 in Employee Incentives

Incentives vs Recognition | Part-2

Continuing on the previous article: Incentive Definition - Part 1, this article summarizes the differences between Employee Incentives and Employee Recognition, and continues with answers to these important questions:

  • Who uses Employee Incentive and Recognition Programs?
  • What about their Costs?
  • Why Use Incentive or Employee Recognition Programs - what's the value?
  • What are the most common types of programs?
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How to Keep Good Employees | Retaining Good Employees

Posted on 04/07/2016 in Employee Recognition

How to keep your Best Employees with Recognition

My previous article about how to hire great employees described what organizations need to do to HIRE the best employees. This article addresses how to KEEP them with employee retention strategies.

Having a comprehensive employee recognition strategy is a key part to hiring and retaining good employees. Below, some strategies will be explained on how to keep good employees.

Recognition must become a common and frequent practice throughout your workplace. Let's start by considering how Employee Recognition can help you start retaining good employees in your organization.

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Recognizing Employees | The Importance of Recognizing Employees

Posted on 03/23/2016 in Employee Recognition

The ABCs of Employee Recognition

The US Department of Labor tracks all turnover rates, and one of the components of this measurement is the number of quits. These are voluntary separations initiated by the employee, and serve as a measurement of worker’s willingness to leave their jobs. In 2014, this rate has again increased slightly from the levels seen in 2013. Below, the importance of employee recognition is explained.

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