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January 30, 2018

Stop Saying “Thank You”

We did a piece a while back on how “thank you” can wear out its welcome in the workplace, and come off as insincere if overused. The law of diminishing returns says that the longer you rely on something for results, the weaker its impact will become. People, it turns out, get tired of the […]

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January 23, 2018

The Value of Organic Feedback

When done well, rewards and recognition programs build trust and positivity among employees, inspiring them to do great work that improves your bottom line. Research and experience tell us that companies fielding best-practice recognition programs will, in general, be more successful in the areas of turnover, productivity, and profits. But since so many other factors […]

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January 11, 2018

The Big #$!@ing Secrets of Employee Engagement (Part 1)

No matter what, Gallup and all the other top firms report that only 30-35% of employees are ever engaged. Year after year we wake up to the news that only one third of employees in America actually enjoy going to work, and it is pretty much becoming the norm for the 21st Century. Am I […]

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January 3, 2018

Recognition, Rewards, and Tax Reform

2018 will mark a year of tax reform, as the current administration’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 goes into effect. The question of whether employee awards count toward taxable income have always been a chief concern for the recognition and rewards industry, and many of our customers (not to mention us) have been […]

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