5 Tips for Inspiring Employee Appreciation Ideas


HR teams are constantly pressed for employee appreciation ideas, and for good reason — according to Gallup , employees who don’t feel appreciated are twice as likely to say they’ll quit in the next year. Over the years, Kazoo has helped countless companies with their employee recognition software. If your team needs inspiration for some employee appreciation ideas, the five tips below are based on success stories from Kazoo customers.

So Much for Employee Appreciation Day. What Employees Really Want is Respect.

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Employee Appreciation Day needs an overhaul. Some free pastries once a year do not make anyone actually feel appreciated, let alone respected. It’s my goal to show employees respect day in and day out. Employee Appreciation Day is simply not enough.

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Try These Recognition and Reward Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day


Here at Kazoo, Employee Appreciation Day is always circled on our calendars as a unique opportunity for recognition and reward ideas. In the past, we’ve used our data to highlight 5 traits that deserve recognition and reflect on how to make every day Employee Appreciation Day.

It Takes a Recognition Culture To Spark Engagement


The recent focus on employee engagement has taught us plenty, including how closely tied employee engagement is to an organization’s success, and what happens in this disrupted, transformed workforce without engagement: our top talent moves on. By: Meghan M.

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According to Great Leadership , organizations with the highest quality leaders were 13 times more likely to outperform their competition in key bottom-line metrics such as financial performance, quality of products and services, employee engagement and customer satisfaction.

The Top Five Reasons Why Businesses Should Outsource Employee Exit Interviews

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This could be due to the employee holding a grudge, wanting to quit or that the supervisor or manager doesn’t want to be involved. An exit interview is an avenue where the employee can discuss their reason for resigning and/or express their displeasure about specific issues.

webinar recap: the impact of giving recognition

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After a brief introduction, Gary jumped right into the results of the study, revealing the first of many huge jumps in key metrics when looking at recognition from the perspective of the giver. Engagement scores increased 26% overall when employees give recognition.

How to Get Executives On Board with Employee Rewards and Recognition Programs


Donald Clifton’s book How Full Is Your Bucket revealed the number one reason people leave their jobs is because they don’t feel appreciated. But there’s a proven way to address this problem: focus on employee engagement. Why will your employees love it?

10 Smart Strategies to Enhance Employee Experience

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For years, business owners and HR managers have focused on improving employee engagement—and with good reason. Basically, to achieve their goals, businesses need to focus on improving employee experience. What is Employee Experience? Help your employees get and stay well.

Continuous assessment: 4 Ways managers can support employee development

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A recent study by Gallup revealed that all employees appreciate some form of feedback from their superiors. The study also established that frequent interaction, at least once per week, improve employee engagement. Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business.”

6 benefits of effective recognition [infographic]

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But leaders and innovators around the world utilize even more benefits of meaningful appreciation. Recognition Delivers Performance Metrics. Tip: Provide tangible awards or certificates that employees can keep to showcase their great work.

Seven People Analytics Responsibilities of the Future CHRO


CEOs don’t ask for the metrics, HR does not deliver them effectively, or the CHRO is not using them to help connect people strategy with business strategy.”. The CHRO must be the ambassador for employees too.

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Do you know that tomorrow, March 4, is National Employee Appreciation Day, the day when we're supposed to honor employees for their hard work?

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According the the latest LinkedIn Jobs Report , more than 70% of employees said they would not take a job where there was bad company culture. Bad company culture chased prospective employees away at a higher rate than lower salary (68%) or forgoing a fancy title (27%).

Preventing Employee Burnout

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For many employees, the holidays can be stressful both at home and at work. While having a negative relationship with a direct supervisor is the leading cause of disengagement, there is a close second that has been becoming more prominent over the past few years: employee burnout.

Does Your Time & Attendance Software Include Self-Service Features?

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Such features are designed to be employee-facing, letting workers engage with the software in ways that improve their user experience, as well as their employee experience. As it relates to employee time & attendance, the solutions often point back to two things that employees and managers care about: scheduling, and forecasting. Schedules and Forecasts for Managers and Employees. Is your time & attendance software built to help every employee succeed?

Entrepreneur: Companies “Have to Adjust Their Focus” to the Employee Experience


Employee engagement is so 2016. Where organizations should really be focusing their attention, the article says, is the employee experience. Truly, “employee experience” is an emerging phrase for many organizations at the moment.

Hiring in the Fitness Industry: Effective Employee Engagement & Retention Strategy


As unemployment rates fall lower in the fitness industry, businesses do not have as much power as they used to and employee job-hopping has become a normal thing. Find the Right Metrics to Measure. The #1 challenge for talent development is getting employees to make time for learning.

Measuring Employee Recognition Program ROI

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The average tenure of employees decreased by 6 months between 2014 and 2016. For all these reasons, modern recognition programs have to be designed to reinforce profitable behaviors and build authentic culture that contributes to meaningful employee experiences.

12 Tips to Turn Employee Engagement Survey Results into Increased Organization Performance -


The key to increasing employee engagement is to accurately measure it and use the results to make changes that impact organization performance. Download Your Employee Engagement Survey Sample. Remember that employee feedback is extremely valuable.

Why your employee recognition program isn’t working

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But lesser known is the close cousin of these love languages: The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. Gary Chapman and Paul White found is that just as people express love differently, they offer and receive appreciation in different ways. Meaning you might be offering your employees recognition through shout-outs or gifts—yet they don’t recognize those efforts as appreciation. Understand how your employees feel appreciated.

Are You Using These 5 Proven Employee Retention Strategies?


Recently, Kazoo’s Director of Employee Experience sat down to discuss employee retention strategies in 5 Tried-and-True Ways to Boost Retention , a webinar based on the latest industry research and Kazoo’s first-hand experience with helping hundreds of organizations. Below, we touch on the employee retention secrets mentioned in the webinar. Prioritize Appreciation. Question you should be asking yourself : “Is employee appreciation a habit here?”

The Impact of the People-Focused Workplace


Employees are the centre of your culture and thus, are the core of your company. When you make the effort to value and prioritize the employee experience, your organization thrives. When establishing a people-focused workplace, the work starts on your employee’s first day.

3 Fundamentals in Keeping Your Nonprofit Employees Engaged

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And it’s as important to keep your employees happy as much as you do for your donors and board. Ask yourself: “Are my employees engaged with their work? Following up on on the achievements of your employees deserves nothing less.

The Quick Guide to Recognition in the Healthcare Industry


Are you eager to improve employee engagement in the healthcare industry? A closer look at employee engagement in the healthcare industry. Employee disengagement might be hard to spot, but there’s no doubt it exists. The key to employee engagement: recognition.

More Than Half Of Employees Across The World Struggle With Work-Life Balance


More Than Half Of Employees Across The World Struggle With Work-Life Balance. Employees all over the world are overworked, tired, stressed, unhealthy, and unhappy. 42% of employees are either constantly sleep-deprived or tend to lack some sleep.

21 fresh employee engagement ideas

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Taylor, PHR, The HR Writer When a workplace is filled with happy and engaged employees, the culture takes on a life of its own. A University of Warwick study found that employees provided with incentives to boost their happiness were between 12 and 20 percent more productive on the job.

Everything You Need to Know About Pulse Surveys


Most organizations (74%) will still use formal, large-scale surveys to gauge how employees feel about their jobs and workplace." – Gartner. Why you should frequently solicit employee feedback. If your employees aren’t happy, it affects all areas of your business.

5 Tactics To Keep Your Employees Motivated


A recent study carried out by Gallup found that: Only 2 in 10 employees strongly agree that their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work. 30% of employees strongly agree that their manager involves them in goal setting. Employees whose managers involve them in goal setting are 3.6x more likely than other employees to be engaged. 21% of employees strongly agree they have performance metrics that are within their control.

22 Employee Engagement Survey Questions and Why to Ask Them


Engaged employees are your top performers. Other employees gravitate towards them. But employees who are disengaged or dissatisfied also affect your organization. According to recent research, disengaged employees cost the U.S. Employee engagement survey questions.

12 Ways to Engage Employees During Times of Change


Employee Engagement. Employee Feedback. Employee Retention. Employee Engagement. Employee Feedback. Employee Retention. Employee Engagement. 12 Ways to Engage Employees During Times of Change. 12 Ways to Engage Employees During Times of Change.

Top 16 Blog Posts of 2016


For one, they highlight the fundamental shift in focus from human capital management to creating a more human employee experience (case in point: the top post is titled “The End of Management as We Know It”). Which factors contribute to a more human employee experience in the workplace?

The Secret to Being a Better Boss: Better Org Charts


Static, mildly informative org charts can create distance between you and your employees. Effective org charting software not only gives insight into how your workforce is performing, it can also provide a closer understanding of your employees themselves. The best org charting tools allow for the use of actual photos of your employees. Employees appreciate it when a higher-up recognizes them, by name, in a hallway or break room.

33 Thoughtful Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas for 2017


33 Thoughtful Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas for 2017. It pays to have amazing employee recognition ideas. Companies with a solid strategy to recognize team members enjoy stronger engagement, increased employee morale , better customer service, and lower turnover.