New Year, New Motivation: Ring in 2012 with Successories’ Six Steps to Starting an Employee Recognition Program
Posted by Avi Jonas on Dec 29, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Recent Gallup research shows that engaged employees, employees who feel rewarded and recognized by their employers, are more productive employees, more customer-focused, and more likely to withstand the temptations to leave. Yet, many businesses believe than an effective employee recognition program is too hard to plan or out of financial reach. To increase your chance of implementing an effective and budget-friendly employee motivation program , Successories has identified these steps as being the key to starting and sticking to an employee recognition program:
Step 1: Vision-Establish the purpose for the employee recognition program.
For the recognition program to be effective, it must be tied into the goals and objectives of the company or department, but think of more than just “increase sales.” Recognizing behavior (e.g., teamwork, innovation, integrity, excellence) has proven to be a much better motivational goal and allows the company to further stated company goals and corporate values.
Step 2: Criteria-Talk to employees about how they want to be graded and recognized.
Soliciting ideas from employees is a great way to ensure buy-in to get them motivated. It’s also a great way to generate ideas for identifying the best types of awards, frequency of awards, nomination procedures, and award presentation.
Step 3: Form a Recognition Committee.
This step is crucial in getting all employees involved and committed to the recognition program. The committee should then schedule the year’s process of nominations, voting procedures and presentations. The committee can even be given the autonomy to survey nominees to see which rewards motivate them the most.
Step 4: Develop eligibility and frequency of recognition awards.
Now that the vision, criteria and committee for the recognition program have been formed, it’s time to decide who is eligible for a given program (Full-time/part-time employees? Non-managers only?); how nominations are made (Allow self-nominations? Managers/co-workers must nominate?); and how often the awards will be given (Monthly? Bi-Monthly? Quarterly?).
Step 5: Determine budget and awards.
The great news is that recognition programs don’t have to be expensive to motivate employees. Successful program awards can range from gift cards to local stores to professional training courses to recognition pieces or certificates - whatever fits in your budget and is sustainable for the company to continue.
Step 6: Public recognition is the ultimate motivator.
It is vital that the awards presentation be public and permanent. The higher the position of the person presenting the award (CEO, President, Vice-President, etc.) and the more people in attendance, the more meaningful and more motivational the recognition becomes. Plus, having a perpetual recognition piece, such as a plaque or trophy that is posted in a public area to highlight the winners, boosts morale and keeps the focus on core values high.
Formal employee recognition programs don’t replace daily praise or the casual “great job” from a supervisor or manager, but they do promote employee motivation and will keep your workers feeling engaged from the very beginning of the year.
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Successories offers exclusive, high-quality products and programs for your motivational, recognition and promotional needs. Having motivated more than 1 million customers, Successories is the authority on motivation and presents in-depth information on how to motivate yourself and your employees on a daily basis. Successories allows you to personalize any motivational or recognition product – or even design one yourself – with its innovative, unique “Create Your Own” online tool. Successories also features iQuote, the largest curated collection of motivational quotes, diligently maintained by in-house Quoteologists. For more, please visit www.Successories.com.
Posted by Avi Jonas on Dec 21, 2011
Anyone interested in donating any items to aid this cause is asked to contact Joseph Federico at (973) 546-5393. All items will be collected and shipped to Sri-Lanka at the expense of NJ MET Inc beginning January 1, 2012.
Past shipments have included clothing, coffee, tea, candy and toiletries. According to Joseph Federico, “NJMET has clients all over the world and we understand the need for our charitable efforts to be both local and international, ” Mr. Federico said. NJ MET conducts a number of charity drives and events during the year. Recipients range from organizations all over the world.
To learn more about NJ MET and its international charity drives visit the “In the News” section of their website: http://www.njmetmtl.com/
To learn more about Joseph Federico’s volunteer efforts visit: http://josephfedericonj.biz/
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Happy Holidays! Happy Chanuka.com! Happy New Year! Google 2011, Tom Brady, Tim Tebow, Kim Jong Il, Vaclav Havel, Monkey on Dog, Runaway Golf Cart, FedEx Delivery Gone Bad
Posted by Avi Jonas on Dec 21, 2011
First and foremost, I want to send a shout out to an old buddy of mine (Larry Kunofsky) who is a playwright and has a performance going on at The Monkey, 37 West 26th Street. http://www.purplerep.com/ – The Myths We Need – or – How To Begin. Awesome show! See it ASAP!
And now on to football…
It seems that before Tom Brady stopped Tim Tebow in his tracks this past Sunday, ESPN decided to create this very cool autotune song about Tebow “All He Does Is Win.” Here it is:
And if you feel like it’s Tebow Time check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc8bp4jsgKI&feature=related
And then Saturday Night Live made this skit about Jesus basically being the cause for all of the Broncos wins: http://www.hulu.com/watch/311565/saturday-night-live-tebow
But then Pat Robertson got involved and blasts the ‘SNL’/Tim Tebow skit as an act of ‘bigotry.’ By the way, you must read the comments on this page. God fearing people vs. atheists. I call it a tie. Perfect after my last week’s post of the Rick Perry video: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-12-20/pat-robertson-blasts-snltim-tebow-skit-as-act-of-bigotry#ixzz1h94rL5rv
And since we are talking about religion and politics, we should acknowledge the death of Kim Jong Il of North Korea this week. But we should also thank Matt Parker and Trey Stone for their most excellent movie “Team America” in which they portray Kim Jong Il as not the nicest of dictators in recent history. Here’s the clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TEvacFETvM And here is Hans Blix of the United Nations acknowledging the spoof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHZYtSfJB74&feature=related
Prior to this week I really didn’t know who Vaclav Havel was. And now I do. Because he died. Vaclav Havel was a Czech playwright (yes – just like Larry Kunofsky, but not the Czech part…), essayist, poet, dissident and politician. A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, he was the Last President of Czechoslovakia and First President of the Czech Republic. http://www.vaclavhavel.cz/index.php?setln=2
Ok. Back to football…
Videos of the week:
Runaway golf cart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=CFlq3ExfbT4
Monkey on Dog during halftime: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ2jwqhNtCI
Lastly, ever order something to be delivered by FedEx and it arrives broken? Apparently some dude has a surveillance camera and caught his monitor being flipped over a fence. Apparently this guy was hard to find because he didn’t have a tracking code. Seriously. FedEx announced that they will “look for him.” You mean you can’t ID him on camera? Or maybe it’s just a matter of time. I guess he will lose his job but at least we all got some laughs out of it. I can just see it now. “Sir, I understand you are looking for a new job. What happened to your career at FedEx?” “Well. Um. If we can just login in to YouTube I can explain everything. Honest mistake. Won’t happen again. I mean the monitor literally SLIPPED out of my hands and over the fence.” Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKUDTPbDhnA
Now even though there MIGHT be some backlash against FedEx and people might trust UPS delivery to be safer, this is completely great for FedEx in terms of “bad PR is better than NO PR.” Remember this spoof of a Gatorade commercial? It was such a farce that it never aired. I think it’s awesome! And would’ve gotten some positive feedback: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmSZwj4q3Lc&feature=related
Lastly, check out how we searched in Google in 2011: http://www.googlezeitgeist.com/en/
Osama Bin Laden
10th Anniversary of 9/11
Iraq War Ends – Troops come home
Google+ takes on Facebook
Southern Sudan Independence
Egyptian uprising – Hosni Mubarak ousted
Greece riots and economy fails
Occupy Wall Street
Elizabeth Taylor, Al Davis, Betty Ford, Andy Rooney, Joe Frazier, Steve Jobs die
Some former radio announcer homeless guy named Ted Williams gets in a video that goes viral and lands a job with the Cleveland Cavaliers
Rebecca Black worst song ever goes viral and makes her a pop star – even stars in Katy Perry videos
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shot
Prince William Marries Kate Middleton in a Ceremony Fit for a King
And in NY we had some early snow for Halloween
and Gay Marriage became legal…
And don’t forget about 2nd place Yahoo! Top 10 searches: http://yearinreview.yahoo.com/2011/us_top_10_searches#Top%2010%20Searches
2) Casey Anthony
3) Kim Kardashian
4) Katy Perry
5) Jennifer Lopez
6) Lindsay Lohan
7) “American Idol”
9) Japan Earthquake
10) Osama bin Laden
Last minute holiday greeting cards: http://dealoftheday.biz/
Last minute food delivered in the Dallas, TX region: http://www.Artizone.com
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Posted by DD on Dec 15, 2011
New York, NY, December 15, 2011 - Just in time for the holidays, Four Star General Cleaning is offering to take 10% off your first monthly cleaning bill when you sign up this month. Those holiday parties can be messy, but Four Star General Cleaning can be there in a jiffy.
Cleaning for the holidays can be a chore at home, and cleaning the office is no different. Facing this task, whether you want to have a holiday party (or clean up the mess from the party), or just to give your office a nice sparkle for the season, can be daunting. Four Star General Cleaning’s mission is to ease your burden and make your place of business shine.
Four Star General Cleaning can develop an office cleaning service plan specifically for you no matter what the size of your facility. Our current client roster includes: office buildings, schools and universities, retail facilities, banks, medical offices, computer firms, industrial lofts and other commercial dwellings. Some of the services provided in addition to office cleaning and janitorial services are floor waxing, stripping and sealing, carpet cleaning, porter services, window cleaning and construction clean-up.
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Posted by Avi Jonas on Dec 15, 2011
Posted by Avi Jonas on Dec 14, 2011
Let’s face it as we get closer and closer to the holidays online shopping translates to higher shipping costs for your gifts to reach loved ones in time for the big day. When Black Friday rolled around, were you stuck in a tryptophan induced coma? And when Cyber Monday hit, were you without Internet access, while everyone else was riding the wave of savings – driving record online sales!
You’re thinking you’ve missed all the great holiday shopping events, right? Wrong! Successories.com once again has come to the rescue! You are going to be delighted, especially if you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet! Successories is giving you the best gift ever – we will guarantee on-time holiday delivery for all in-stock items ordered on National Free Shipping Day – Friday December 16th. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy those last minute gifts you so desperately need.
We all know how difficult it is to find the perfect gift, especially for those hard to shop for individuals on your list! With that in mind, Successories.com suggests a different approach to gift giving this holiday season – Create your own gift! A personalized gift will bring endless joy and serve as a constant reminder of your love for those special people on your list.
Successories.com is the pioneer in motivation, and may very well assist you in becoming a pioneer in the gift giving category. Take a revolutionary approach to gifting this holiday season. Simply go to Successories.com and visit the Create Your Own page – in a few clicks of a mouse you will create a handmade gift that will be sure to impress year after year.
Once you arrive at the Successories.com Create Your Own Page section, you can select renowned images contained in the Successories exclusive collection or simply upload your own images and commemorate them for a lifetime. To top it off you can include a personal message on the complementary gift card or on the print itself. Don’t be intimidated we can’t all be Shakespeare. If you are having a difficult time thinking of the right words to express just how you feel simply select a message from Successories extensive collection of quotes featured in their i-quote database. These works of art are available in your choice of 4 frames (black, Canadian walnut, and maple wood finishes or black aluminum) and 4 mats (cream, black, white and gray). With an unlimited of style combinations you are sure to create a gift that speaks directly to the taste of your loved ones.
In a fraction of the time it takes to find a parking spot during these last days of holiday shopping, you will have created a gift that is sure to stand-out from the rest and is guaranteed to be delivered in-time for the holidays! Time’s a ticking so get started now and don’t miss the chance to not only create a unique gift sure to be treasured by all who receive it, take advantage of Successories.com gift to you – Free Shipping!
Posted by Avi Jonas on Dec 14, 2011