Author Archives: Mary Olinger

Types of Employee Awards that Inspire Excellence

Employees who achieve milestones or do great work deserve the utmost respect and appreciation. Giving out employee awards is an excellent way to extend your appreciation and respect for what they have accomplished. There are a lot of different types of awards. How do you know what type of award is the best way to […]

4 Outstanding Ways to Honor Retirees As We Transition into 2021

Because of the pandemic, much of today’s workforce are taking early retirement. These workers have often spent years with the company and made significant contributions. They may have offered strong advice or mentoring for younger workers around the watercooler or in the breakroom. The older workforce has spent hours in meetings and contributed to company […]

Updating Your Employee Rewards Strategies in 2021

When you have a positive outlook, even a crisis can be seen as an opportunity. For employers, the pandemic is a great time to reevaluate employee rewards strategies. Once you’ve taken a good look and adapted to account for the current work environment, employee rewards can still be used to inspire excellence, enthusiasm, and engagement […]

Ways to Boost Employee Morale and Motivation During a Pandemic

Businesses have been under a lot of stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have had to find ways to keep employees working. As businesses and organizations shift to remote options for some employees and adjust allow for social distancing while working on-site, employee morale is a big concern. Employees are trying to adjust to […]

Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Business Awards into Marketing Wins

Winning a business award is an honor whether it’s on a personal or corporate level. You can put it on a shelf in your office for all to see. Or you can capitalize on it, use a little strategy, and turn it into a marketing strategy. There are plenty of ways to capitalize on the […]

10 Ways to Recognize Remote Employees During Covid-19

To say the workplace has changed during Covid-19 is an understatement. Many businesses have pursued remote workplaces when it’s possible. There is no more gathering around the coffee pot or chatting in the break room. Those who still work in the workplace are asked to wear masks or keep at least a 6-foot distance from […]

How to Plan for Appreciation Plaques

There is a lot of value in expressing gratitude. Psychologists agree that it’s good for the one receiving gratitude and appreciation, as well as the one demonstrating it. Being appreciative can be useful in building trust in relationships in all types of organizations. Appreciation plaques are appropriate for employees and volunteers. They are applicable in […]

How to Reduce Turnover with Employee Recognition and Appreciation

Employees need to be recognized and appreciated for their hard work and diligent efforts. They are the backbone of a company and can be the reason behind success or failure. The lack of employee recognition and appreciation in the workplace is one of the reasons millennials have higher turnover rates. If you are an employer […]

How to Plan Corporate Virtual Events in 2020

No one expected that at the end of 2020 corporate events, trade shows, conferences, and summits would still be canceled around the world. Many organizations are not sure how to stay relevant and up-to-date in this type of constantly changing landscape. For many though, it means making the switch and planning corporate virtual events instead. […]