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5 Reasons Employee Recognition is More Important Than Ever During COVID

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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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June 11, 2020

The Back-to-Work Stress Test

To say that 2020 has been unpredictable might be the understatement of the century. With so much happening in the world at such a rapid pace, it may be easy for some to overlook the fact that the nation is starting to phase in plans for returning to the workplace after the COVID-19 lockdown. WorldatWork […]

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May 21, 2020

HALO Back-to-Work Snapshot Survey

HALO Recognition conducted an informal back-to-work survey of our top clients to find out how different industries are handling several aspects of returning to work. We reached out to HR professionals from the healthcare, energy, manufacturing, tech, pharma, retail, and financial sectors with three key questions: How has COVID-19 impacted day-to-day business routines? Which current […]

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April 30, 2020

5 Ways the Office Will Change When We’re Back to Work

Getting back to work amid an ongoing pandemic is becoming a reality in several areas around the world like in China and New Zealand, and even in some US states. Companies are proceeding with caution as there are still several question marks remaining about employee safety and economic stability. Forever Changed Whatever happens, the 9-5 […]

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April 1, 2020

5 Tips for Hosting a Virtual Happy Hour with Coworkers

The traditional workplace happy hour is having a virtual renaissance. As many office teams adjust to new remote work situations, virtual happy hours held on platforms like Zoom, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts are emerging as a reliable and easy way to keep employees connected while providing a nice break from all the current uncertainty. Teams […]

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March 26, 2020

5 Tips for Recognizing Remote Employees During Isolating Times

As we all adjust to new circumstances behind the COVID-19 pandemic, many things are still up in the air. Entire companies suddenly have fully remote employees, shelter-in-place orders abound, the economy is teetering, and one can’t help but feel a bit isolated and run down by it all. Recognition’s Role We believe that reassuring remote […]

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