Friday, March 16, 2012

Get Started on the Right Foot

I found an interesting article that makes a great point.  Start your boosting the morale of your employees from day one.  Although it's important to maintain your employee recognition and support with those who already work at your organization, it saves a lot of time and effort when you start off on the right foot with newly hired employees.  Check out this article by Jan Kantor, a Southwest Florida business consultant and executive coach who provides steps in creating a great environment for an employee from the get go.

"Now that we are seeing an uptick in our local economy, hiring also will eventually return. After it does, it may be a good time to share the keys to keeping new employees; setting expectations properly for both the employee and employer with an effective orientation program. Managers are consistently faced with training new people. Many department heads think if only they could get reliable, career-oriented employees, they could quit having to focus on so much job orientation and actually get some work done. What is easily forgotten is maintaining motivation and morale starts from the very beginning..." Read more...

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Employee Appreciation Day!

Happy Employee Appreciation Day! Didn't know it was such an important day? Herndon Recognition is here to help!  Here are a few low to no cost ways to let your biggest assets know you appreciate them.  After all, they are what keep your business running right?

  • Coffee Break!  Treat your staff to a round of coffee.  Whether you take individual orders or set up a station, it's sure to be a well-received gesture.
  • Recognize your employee’s hard work by ending the day a couple hours early.  They will appreciate the extra time, especially being a Friday!
  • Give your employees something they can use to make their Friday night even better like giving out free movie vouchers or gift cards to a nearby restaurant.
  • Happy Hour:  It’s never too late to offer a happy hour outing to your employees.  They will appreciate the gesture and it’s a good way to bring the team together.
Whatever way you choose to improve your program, your employees will appreciate you for it! For more ideas on improving your employee recognition program, visit us at