Thursday, December 22, 2011

‘Tis the Season of Giving

This time of year is a time of giving and who better to give to than those that keep your business running?  Although for many the holidays are the busiest and most stressful times of the year, it is important to make time to provide your employees with the recognition they deserve.

Something as little as a card shows your biggest assets that despite the craziness of this time of year, you still recognize and appreciate all that they contribute to the team.   Be sure when deciding what to give that you take into account the fact that not everyone celebrates the same holidays.  If you have a small group of employees, it can mean a lot to a person that you are aware of what holidays they do celebrate and give a gift that expresses that holiday.  For a larger organization, choosing gifts and greeting cards with a winter theme would be an appropriate option.

This time of year also provides a great opportunity to bring the team together.  Holiday parties are a great way to do so but putting a little imagination in the planning can make a world of difference.  Holding a potluck where everyone brings in a dish of their cultural background is a great way to bring everyone’s backgrounds together. Gift exchanges and “secret Santa” type games can be a fun way to bring the team together especially when the types of gifts are creatively chosen.  Whatever you choose to do will add value and will encourage commitment and loyalty among your employees. 

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Be in the Know!

Sometimes the best way to learn how to improve the atmosphere of your office is to simply do your research.  Lucky for you, Herndon Recognition has created a section on our website dedicated to just that.  “Our Knowledge Base” is your one-stop-shop for white papers, case studies and recommended books that share interesting and important information that will expand your knowledge on employee morale while providing you with the necessary tools in creating a positive environment in the workplace.

What often times is overlooked in an employee recognition program is the importance of the presentation, timing and the objectives of the program itself.   What is the goal of your program and even though the gesture is coming from a genuine place, are you relaying that to your employees?  Our “White Papers” section not only provides you information on why employee recognition programs work but also includes information on what pieces of the program truly make it successful.  In addition, while exploring our “Case Studies” section, you will examine the core of what motivates employees.  With a better understanding of your employees, you can provide an even more impactful recognition program.

If you’re looking for more tips and tricks to motivate your employees, try picking up some of our recommended books.  Under “Our Picks”, we’ve put together a sampling of our favorite books that not only share innovative and inexpensive ways to improve the workplace atmosphere but also how to improve results.

Although, we’ve made an effort to provide you with an extensive library of information on our website, don’t forget our phone lines are always open.  If you are ready to go to the next level with an excellent recognition program that fits your needs and budget, we are a here to take you there. Give us a call!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Coffee Break!

Winter is just around the corner and with the cold gloomy weather becoming more frequent, the atmosphere around the office can often times get just as chilly.  One easy, low cost way to boost employee morale is to treat them to a round of coffee (and/or tea for those who prefer).  Whether you take individual orders or set up a station in the lunch room, providing this small gesture of appreciation can make a world of difference.  Not only will they appreciate the employee recognition but it will give them that extra kick to work more efficiently.
There are plenty of other ways just like this that simply say “thanks” to those who keep your business going and the unexpected gestures make an even bigger impact.  The best way to find out what your employees would like is to simply get to know them.  Take a couple of minutes out of your day to ask your employee what they have planned for the weekend or how their families are doing.  It also is important to be observant.  Take a look at their desks and chances are you’ll discover some of their interests by their desk d├ęcor alone.  If you have a lot of employees in your office, make notes if you have to so that when they close a big deal or finish an important project, you’ll know just what to do.

For other low to no cost ways to recognize your employees, check out our Employee Recognition Solutions on our website.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Who is Herndon Recognition?

Herndon Recognition is a company devoted to the recognition of hardworking employees.  What exactly does that mean and why does it matter?  Employee Recognition could mean a lot of things, but most importantly it means in some way or another, gratitude and respect is being shown to the biggest assets of your company and in turn creating a positive and productive atmosphere at your organization.  Okay, so you understand the importance of employee recognition, but you don’t know where to start and the truth is the budget purse strings are a little tighter this year… No problem.  There are numerous ways that you can show your employees that you appreciate their efforts without going bankrupt.
On our website, we have provided all the information you will need to get started on an excellent and beneficial employee recognition program.    If you are starting from scratch on your new program, you can access our Employee Recognition Solutions on our Customer Service page, which gives you 10 easy and inexpensive ideas to get you started. 

Next, you can check out our Starter Kit that will give you a complete overview of our services including programs we offer, gift ideas as well as budget and presentation options. 

If you are not sure what questions you should be asking, scroll on down to our FAQs section where you will learn even more about the great programs we offer as well as how it can truly benefit your business!

Although we provide a lot of information on our website, we have experienced Sales Executives that are anxiously waiting to speak with you about even more that we can offer you.  We take pride in the fact that we customize our clients' programs to fit them and to ensure that you get the most for your buck, so give us a call.  The time is NOW for your new employee recognition program!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Check Out Our New Digs!

Have you visited the Herndon Recognition Website lately?  If so, you may have noticed that it has undergone a bit of a face-lift.  But it’s not just the look and feel that we’ve upgraded; we’ve also added some exciting features we know you’re going to love.  Here’s a taste of what’s new:

On the homepage we’ve added even more ways for you to connect with us.  Keep up with “What’s New” with Herndon Recognition by visiting this recently launched blog where we will be sharing tips, trends and exciting events going on in the employee recognition world.  You can get a preview of our most recent blog entries on the bottom left of our homepage with ease of access to the blog by just clicking on the link below the preview.   You never know when the next special offer will be announced so be sure to sign up for our mailing list on the right-hand side of our blog to get notified when a new blog is posted.

Our “In the News” section is the perfect spot for you to read the newest and most fascinating articles on employee recognition!  Because it’s our business, we are always doing our research on recognition solutions so that we may better serve our customers.  What better way to help our customers, then to share our findings on one easily accessible place.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get instant notification when an article is posted.

Although we’ve made a lot of changes to our website, we aren’t slowing down anytime soon.  Throughout the next year we will add even more features to lead you on the path of success with your new Employee Recognition Program.  Your thoughts and ideas are important to us, so if you have any feedback on the recent changes to the site, please feel free to contact us!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Welcome to Our Blog!

Welcome to the Herndon Recognition Blog where you can stay up to date on the latest trends in employee recognition!  This is your place to learn how you can create a positive and productive working environment at your business.  We will also be blogging about upcoming events, new products and services, even special offers and promotions!  In the upcoming months, we will be launching quite a few changes to our website, social media outlets and tools for you to take advantage of and enjoy.  Make sure to stay tuned!