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September 17, 2020

5 Tips for Showing Appreciation on World Gratitude Day

World Gratitude Day, established by the UN in the seventies and celebrated each year on September 21st, is around to remind us how being mindful, showing compassion to oneself and others, and practicing gratitude daily does wonders for not only your mental health, but that of your family, friends, and coworkers too. Healthy Gratitude Studies […]

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September 9, 2020

9 Incredible Facts About Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Truck drivers have their own appreciation week every year during the second week in September, and for good reason. Truckers make their living driving across the country delivering freight, goods, and services to everywhere they’re needed, and they are needed just about everywhere. But maybe you’re still not convinced of how amazing they are. Maybe […]

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September 2, 2020

Recognizing the Origins of Labor Day

Labor Day was borne out of the first nationwide labor movement in America at the turn of the 20th Century. As the Industrial Revolution opened the door to mass production and larger workforces, it also gave employees vast strength in numbers, allowing for organized labor. Around the time this was happening, the idea of having […]

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August 26, 2020

Don’t Overlook Recognizing Your Top Performers

Covid-19 working conditions have created all kinds of additional stressors, and employee engagement levels are fluctuating between historic highs and lows. Now is a great time to recognize your top performers and ensure they feel appreciated for their contributions. Transactional Thinking It goes without saying that no matter how an employee is performing, getting overlooked […]

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August 13, 2020

10 Tips for Making Virtual Holiday Parties Memorable in 2020

COVID-19 has changed a lot about how we interact at work to put it mildly, and like everything else this year, celebrating the holidays are going to be awkward to plan. The way things are looking, many of us won’t be back in the office in any significant capacity until at least 2021, meaning most […]

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August 6, 2020

4 Ways to Help Working Parents Manage Back-to-School Anxiety

Parents across the nation are feeling back-to-school anxiety, faced with a practical and moral dilemma as the 2020 school year inches closer. COVID-19 has altered our traditional behaviors and preparations for many routine aspects of life, and this is certainly no exception, creating much uncertainty about how (if at all) our children will return to the classroom, and […]

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July 30, 2020

Getting the Most out of Your Employee Recognition Budget

The reasons for keeping employee recognition efforts going during times of crisis are obvious. In addition to providing comfort and aid, they keep employees engaged and informed and bring consistency in their daily work experience. When combined with compassionate leadership, they become a reliable buffer against burnout, turnover, and otherwise poor mental health. But how […]

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July 21, 2020

Recognizing Essential Workers Who are Taking the Summer Heat

With heat waves hitting at full force this week, it’s worth repeating that working outdoors in extreme weather conditions is just another day at the office for some people, and many essential workers didn’t stop working since the pandemic started because their jobs were deemed essential. Extreme heat is especially brutal, since heat stroke and […]

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July 16, 2020

5 Reasons Employee Recognition is More Important Than Ever During COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we go about our daily lives in several ways, but sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same. Employee recognition is one of those things. Pre-pandemic, recognition was relied upon to motivate and engage workers to increase bottom-line performance, encourage retention, and build positive work cultures, […]

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July 1, 2020

What “Made in the USA” Means in 2020

For his first inauguration in 1789, President George Washington made a point of wearing locally sewn garments from Connecticut, rejecting any European fabric, as a symbol of our independence. Ever since then, the phrases “Buy American” and “Made in the USA” have become points of pride in our national ethos. As we approach Independence Day […]

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