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The Importance of Recognition in the Workplace and the Manager’s Role

Here are some statistics that may surprise you.  Nearly half of all managers say their own anxiety increases when they have to give negative feedback to an employee that reports to them, which causes them to either delay giving the feedback, or simply not give it at all.  On top of that, fully 40% of […]

HR Trends for The Next Decade

For decades, HR employees have been seen as diligent paper pushers.  Business owners tended to view them as that quiet group in the back who reviewed resumes and scolded people when they broke the rules.  Times, as they say, they are a’changing, and HR is growing up. Now, they’re much more people focused than paper […]

Employee Appreciation Day Is Coming Up – Are You Ready With Gifts For Your Employees?

Employee Appreciation Day is observed on the first Friday in March, as it has been since 1995.  Although it’s not as widely celebrated as some other unofficial holidays, an increasing percentage of companies are embracing it and managers and business owners are taking the opportunity to recognize the contributions of their employees. Employee Appreciation Day […]

How Giving Plants To Your Employees Can Transform Your Company

Mike Robinson and his wife run a small engineering firm in Canada that employs about twenty people.  Mike handles the technical side of the business and his wife handles the people.  Several years ago, his wife, Suzanne, came to him with an idea.  Why not give every member of the company a plant they could […]

Best Employee Gift Options In The $10-$25 Range

Are you looking for some inexpensive gift ideas to add to your inventory, so you’ve always got something on hand for your rewards program?  If so, this article can help!  Below you’ll find a variety of great possibilities.  Check them out and see if any of these will suit your purposes. The Teamwork Magnetic Clip […]

Employee Appreciation Should Be Year Round

Sure, Labor Day and Administrative Professionals Day are important holidays and your employees deserve recognition on those occasions, but the reality is that your employees work hard all year long.  If you haven’t yet established some type of recognition program, you should strongly consider it. Study after study has shown that employees respond to recognition […]

How To Help A Struggling Employee

Mental Health Awareness day is fast approaching.  Given that, it bears thinking about your corporate culture and how your firm might be negatively impacting the mental health and well-being of your employees. This is not to say that the job you’re asking your employees to do is literally driving them crazy, but let’s face it, […]

Simple Ways To Make Your Workplace More Fun This Summer

Although summer is still some distance away yet, it’s not to early to start making plans. Everybody loves summertime, and why not?  Long days, combined with delightfully warm weather, it’s a recipe for fun.  If, of course, you’re not cooped up in the office all day.  Unfortunately, that’s exactly where most of us are. Just […]

Why Celebrating Employee Milestones is Important to Millennials

Millennials are increasingly coming to dominate the workplace, and unlike previous generations, they’re looking for more than just a paycheck. Appealing to Millennials is something that most managers and business owners struggle with, which has predictable but unfortunate effects on the company, most notably in the area of lower retention rates. Since most managers don’t […]

Top 10 Gifts for Employees Under $10

Are you looking for great holiday ideas on a budget? If so, check out these fabulous, fun gift ideas. Everything listed here is under ten bucks! You Rock Squeezable Stress Reliever Price: $4.99 A simple, fun little gift that will bring a smile, even as it helps your hard-working employees destress!   You Make The […]