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Employee Engagement: Should Millennials Be Included In Succession Planning?

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It’s an exciting and dynamic time in the world of business. There’s a generational hand-off occurring in the workplace, as more and more Boomers retire, Gen X moves into leadership roles (51%), and (by 2025) Millennials pass the seventy-five-percent-of-the-workforce mark.

Creating a Culture of Engagement Begins at the Top

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Rule #1* CULTURE: Create a culture of recognition that resonates through all aspects of the organization. Incorporate formal, informal, & day-to-day recognition into the strategic recognition platform. From The 7 NEW Rules of Employee Engagement.

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It’s Time to Scrap “Scientific Management” and Replace it with NATURAL Management

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In my last blog article I described a flawed system of management called “scientific management” that is harmful to everyone involved: shareholders, executives, managers, employees, customers, and society as a whole. years of service experiential rewards sales incentives

5 Benefits of Honoring Employee Work Anniversaries with Years of Service Awards

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It’s possible to become so wrapped up in tradition, we can forget why it is we’re doing something. When that happens, we run the risk of simply “going through the motions.” Sadly, this occurs far too often when it comes to honoring employees for their loyalty and commitment.


New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Employee Burnout: A Cry For Intentional Leadership

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Burnout. The term conjures images of washed-up, tired out employees surreptitiously playing solitaire games as soon as the boss’ back is turned… Motivationless, uninvolved, no longer dreaming of the future: burned out. That’s depressing.

Making Employee Recognition a Vital Part of Your Company’s Vision

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Studies have told us for years that recognizing employee accomplishments and performance is a key component of creating a culture of engagement in the workplace. An employee who knows that his/her organization sees and appreciates what he/she does is a more loyal, efficient, and motivated employee.

What Can Employee Recognition Do for Your Business

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“Does employee recognition and engagement really work?”. This is a question we’ve been asked a lot over our 80-year plus history in the employee recognition and engagement industry, and it’s one we never get tired of answering. At C.A.

Years of Service Awards: Tried and True

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Recognition is an inherent human trait. As a culture, we place a great value on recognition ; birthdays, wedding anniversaries, graduations, accomplishments, achievements, employment years-of-service milestones, and more.

Years of Service Awards: Critical to Building a Culture of Employee Recognition

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A Personal Touch to Employee Service Awards. Here’s the thing. Technology makes all of our lives easier. We couldn’t do business without email, computers, and cell phones. No one is denying that it’s probably a bit more cost effective, and definitely quicker to offer everything via the Internet.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

What Programs Should You Include in Your Employee Recognition Platform?

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Show Employees They Are Valued. Do you remember the economic crash in 2008? Did that affect your company? Did you lose good employees? Whether you remember or not, another "crash" could be looming. History is doomed to repeat itself. Look to recession proof your culture.

How to Encourage Peer 2 Peer Employee Recognition in the Workplace

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Engaging employees and providing real-time recognition can be a challenge. There are many questions to consider such as, what are the best tools to boost employee engagement ? How can you encourage peer-to-peer recognition the most meaningful way?

Employee Recognition: A Key Component of Employee Retention

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Have you ever brought in a potential new employee, shown them around your business, made your pitch, and felt confident that they were committed, only to receive a disappointing email the next day, letting you know that you’d lost another great recruit to your biggest competitor?

Employee Engagement Improves Workplace Safety

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Improving Safet y Through Employee Engagement. Building a safe work environment is a challenge for any company. But, perhaps even more challenging, is the ability to maintain that safety over the long-term. Many companies struggle with how to best keep workers and customers safe.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Rethinking Your Years of Service Needs

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You submit your Years of Service Award employees to your recognition provider, but that is only the beginning of the Employee Recognition process. You need to make sure your employees are appreciated and engaged throughout the year. Here is where your provider should step in.

How Did We Get Employee Motivation so Wrong?

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In my previous blog article I defined intrinsic motivation as the, “five, natural pleasures of work.” I then made an outrageous claim, “Companies can double employee motivation, productivity and profits by simply activating the natural, productive pleasures wired into the human brain.

The 5 Elements of Employee Recognition

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The Importance of Employee Recognition. There are few things in the corporate world that I would consider “fun.” Most days are chock full of meetings, conference calls, and emails.

Creating the Magic Moment; That's Employee Recognition

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Sometimes, as managers, we forget about the value that even the simplest praise and recognition has to our employees. We forget that it is human nature to need reassurance from people that we look up to and respect. We forget how much people thrive when they feel appreciated.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

“Intrinsic Motivation" - Part One of Three: The Definition.

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Hurray, it’s a beautiful day! I’ve been studying intrinsic motivation for 40 years and I’ve FINALLY been asked to write a blog post about it. Thank you Scott Russell , and C.A. Short Company, for this wonderful opportunity.

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Recognition is Essential to Driving Employee Engagement

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Engaging your people. It’s the key to improving your workplace culture and the payoff is real for both your employees and your company. Employees are happier and more productive, high performers tend to stay longer and your company is more successful in recruiting high potential candidates.

Social Media in the Workplace: Your Secret Weapon for Employee Engagement

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Social Media. Love it or hate it, there’s no denying it’s become an integral part of society-- including the modern workplace.

What to Consider When Changing Years of Service Award Providers

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You have been given a difficult, time consuming task. It's time to review your service award provider and you know you need a change. Oh how you dread that transition! You know that being held accountable for the success of your program is a huge responsibility.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

The Importance of Being a People-Centric Manager

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We talk a lot here about employee recognition and engagement , but let’s be frank; a majority of responsibility for workplace environments, and by extension, the success of your workforce, falls on the shoulders of your managers.

How to Calculate Employee Engagement Impact on Productivity

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When it comes to identifying the benefits of employee engagement, there’s certainly no shortage of information. There are hundreds of studies, thousands of blogs, and millions of search results dedicated to the topic.

Wellness is a Hot Topic: Are Your People Well?

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If life has taught us anything, it’s that doing the right thing always pays off. This is especially true when it comes to caring for your company’s most vital resource – your employees.

Years of Service Programs Create Lower Employee Turn-Over, but.

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The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

How Do You Retain Top Millennial Talent? Employee Recognition Is Key

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Killing department stores. Ruining beer sales. Putting avocados where they don’t belong. Millennials have been accused of doing a lot in recent years, but smart businesses realize the important role they play within their organization.

How to Combat a Disturbing Trend in Workplace Safety

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A call from your spouse. A message from a friend. An email notification from your gym. Life’s little distractions add up, and getting sidetracked at work can be an unavoidable annoyance. It’s easy to take for granted the pesky and seemingly unending diversions that distract us during the workday.

Years of Service Programs: Is Your's Really Working For You?

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Only handing a well respected employee a high valued piece of acrylic with their name and their hire date engraved on it as a celebration of a decade of professional excellence has become a stereotype on par with putting an apple on the desk of the teacher on the first day of school.

Next Generation Incentives: Powered by C.A. Short Company and Peerless Performance

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When two of the most respected names in employee engagement and recognition join forces, you can expect big things. And that’s exactly what our clients will receive from our partnership with performance-improvement firm Peerless Performance.

When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

Employee Recognition: What It Is, Why Awards Matter, and Appreciation Ideas You Can Use

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Chapter 1: What Is Employee Recognition? Chapter 2: Why Does Employee Recognition Matter? Chapter 3: The Three Levels of a Total Recognition Program. Chapter 4: 5 Ideas You Can Use to Improve Employee Recognition and Show Your Appreciation. Chapter 5: Understanding Your Next Steps.