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September 29, 2017

Welcome to HALO Recognition

Michael C. Fina Recognition has seen many changes since it began as a family owned business in 1935, and we are thrilled to celebrate our most exciting one so far. It is our pleasure to announce that Michael C. Fina Recognition will officially become HALO Recognition on October 1, 2017. This change has been long […]

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April 20, 2015

The Importance of Recognizing Administrative Professionals

Administrative Professionals Week was conceived in 1952 by Mary Barrett, then-president of the National Secretaries Association, and C. King Woodbridge, then-president of the Dictaphone Corporation. Both were serving on a council addressing the national shortage of skilled workers, and decided a weeklong event intended to recognize “the secretary, upon whose skills, loyalty, and efficiency the […]

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April 7, 2015

The Open Office Backlash

According to the International Management Facility Association, nearly 70 percent of corporate offices now have so-called “open-plan” offices, or work environments with no walls or cubicles. Google uses them, as does eBay, Yahoo, Goldman Sachs, and American Express. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg even enlisted famed architect Frank Gehry to design his company’s new office expansion, […]

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March 12, 2015

Sick and Tired of No Sick Leave

How much sense does this make: Retail and restaurant workers, who come into more direct contact with the average customer than any other job, are the least likely to have paid sick leave as a benefit. Having to choose between showing up to work ill and getting paid for the day is a regular dilemma […]

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March 4, 2015

The Age of High Wages

President Obama threw down the gauntlet in the last State of the Union address, challenging Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $9/hr, citing a rebounding economy and stagnating inequality. The current federal minimum is $7.25/hr, and it’s an uphill battle of red tape, political maneuvering, and competing ideologies to get it raised. However, […]

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March 2, 2015

Rethinking The Work Week

If you’re a full-time worker in America, chances are you’re not getting enough sleep. That’s according to the American Time Use Survey, which examined 125,000 responses to calculate how much sleep we’re getting, and what we’re doing instead of it. The simple conclusion the survey came to is we’re working too much. Sleepwalking The National […]

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February 23, 2015

The Oscars’ Equal Pay Moment

In case you haven’t been on the Internet in the last 24 hours, Patricia Arquette is being celebrated for more than just her Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in Boyhood. During last night’s live telecast, the seasoned performer stood up for women everywhere, making a rousing plea to take action about the notorious gender pay […]

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February 16, 2015

Teddy Roosevelt on Engagement

As we celebrate another Presidents Day, it’s a good enough time as any to get presidential about employee engagement. Probably more than most jobs, Presidents of sovereign democracies need to know how to motivate a staff, and no one was better at it than the trust-buster himself, our 26th President and New York native, Theodore […]

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