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How to Integrate a New Employee
Welcoming a new employee is an important step in helping him/her integrate easily into your business. Here are some tips to guide you through the welcome process!
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The Importance of Recognizing the Exceptional Service of Employees
Did you know that recognition programs help strengthen your team's sense of belonging and improve their productivity? Learn everything you need to know about our programs to recognize the services of your employees!
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How to Recruit the Top Talent for Your Company
Looking for the rare pearl for your business, but you don't know how to find it? It's true that the process of hiring a new recruit can sometimes be long and arduous. Here are 5 tips that will help you in your recruitment!
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Fun Corporate Team Building Activities That Help Improve the Teams Bonding
Team building activities happen to be a great way to facilitate bonding with team members, relieve one’s stress and get to know each other better. Below are some ideas of fun activities that can help steer your employees towards improved performance!
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Top 5 Apps That Can Boost Your Productivity At Work
Have you ever had a day at work when you’ve had multiple tasks to balance and deadlines to meet? Having a large workload can be stressful but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Stay on Track
Williams Recognition understands the need to give all your heart and soul to your company. Here are quick solutions to help you overcome your procrastination problems.
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January 31, 2017
There is a growing dissatisfaction among employees that should worry companies. Not only do disengaged employees show a lack of loyalty, they are also associated with a decreased level of performance. The key to building and maintaining a talented workforce that constantly strives to meet or exceed goals is to keep them engaged.
December 19, 2016
You’ve probably given it a thought already, but for all of you who do their Christmas parties in January, after all the fuss is done, did you plan a gift for your employees? If you haven’t, maybe you should! Here are some tips from Williams Recognition, your custom recognition program provider.
November 30, 2016
Every company gives Christmas bonuses. Whether it's a present or a bonus, each employee gets one. Williams Recognition knows that they're employees matter, and their hard work needs to be appreciated.
October 30, 2016
One thing a Christmas party will definitely ensure to do, if done properly, can create a peaceful workplace.
September 29, 2016
Recent studies have revealed that when it comes to younger employees, recognition is one of the most powerful forms of motivation. Following are 10 ways to recognize and motivate the new generation.
August 25, 2016
There are several ways to engage your employees returning from vacation. Here are a few.
July 27, 2016
One of the dynamics that must be constantly maintained within a business is employee morale. Providing the proper incentives such as vacations is key to optimizing employee performance.
June 22, 2016
When an employee decides to resign their position, there are a number of things that you must consider in order to make sure that the transition is seamless.
May 25, 2016
Those born after 1995, also known as generation Z, are preparing to make their entry into the labor market which is already established by those known as generation Y.
April 18, 2016
Known as glossophobia, the fear of public speaking affects approximately three quarters of the population. Fortunately, there are ways to become more self-assured when you’re giving a presentation for a crowd.
March 18, 2016
Whether you’re finding a job or finding employees, some aspects are worth paying attention to.
February 23, 2016
When many of us think about the perfect job, salary unquestionably comes into play. For many work is more than just a paycheck and finding one that is enjoyable, challenging and advances skill sets is equally important.
January 27, 2016
How can you keep your employees happy and working productively? Many think the answer is to sign big checks. However, salary remuneration is not always an adequate solution. Fortunately, there are many affordable ways to boost employee morale, and create a workplace atmosphere of support, respect, and congeniality.
December 10, 2015
Employee recognition is very important no matter what type of company you run, however buying gifts for your employees can be tricky. Provide your workers with thoughtful gifts that they will love by using these next tips.
November 20, 2015
Studies show that over 60% of today's labor force will change career paths during the course of their working lives. Training new workers can be both time consuming and expensive, thus reducing employee turnover is vital to any business.
September 23, 2015
Employee recognition programs aren’t the same today as they were ten, or even five years ago. With the rapid changes we are seeing in today’s workplace, employee recognition programs that are effective and valued must adapt and change right alongside.
August 12, 2015
As a business owner, maintaining a safe work environment is a must. You want prospective customers and employees to be content knowing they work in a healthy workplace where their safety is a priority.
July 20, 2015
It’s always a great feeling when the boss recognizes the great work that you’ve done, but what if you do a good job on a project and the boss isn’t around to see it?
June 17, 2015
Using the history of the heroic figure as a starting point, we can look around us today and find individuals who embody these same principles. Think of the heroes in your life.
May 14, 2015
Whether they are recognized for length of service, outstanding performance, or simply for being valuable to the company they work for, we will give them what they deserve.
April 15, 2015
Commonly adopted as a way to improve productivity, increase sales and reward desirable behavior, employee recognition programs are seen as a powerful incentive to ensure workers strive to maximize their performance.
March 18, 2015
Employee recognition programs are a fantastic way of providing the rewards workers crave in return for their endeavors. Discover below how a points based recognition program can benefit your organization and its personnel.
February 18, 2015
Tangible and financial rewards are nice, of course, but they are more motivated by intrinsic factors rather than extrinsic ones. Employees value progress: they want to know that their work is meaningful and making a difference.
January 14, 2015
Williams has become a leader in recognition industry services, providing exceptional products and services to businesses across North America. Celebrating 25 years of success, Williams is going strong!
December 10, 2014
The desire to feel appreciated is part of human nature. No one wants to go unnoticed. Happy employees may be reason enough for recognizing them.
November 19, 2014
While gift giving should never be a stressful or difficult occasion, the plain truth is that there are a lot of factors for a business to consider when planning and purchasing gifts to employees.
October 15, 2014
An increasing number of employers are putting an emphasis on workplace and personal wellness, and they’re finding the results of these initiatives to be well worth the cost and energy they require.
September 19, 2014
Emergency response personnel are in so many levels a bridge between a life saved or one lost. Apart from compensation for their selflessness and dedication, symbolic recognition is well deserved.
August 18, 2014
Planning a corporate retreat that would double up as both businesses oriented and on the fun side, is key to getting your team energized, revitalized and more engaged in productivity while boosting company goals
July 17, 2014
Award ceremonies are how many businesses formally recognize, honor, and commemorate employee achievement. Here are a few things to consider when planning.
June 16, 2014
By understanding employees and their cultural influences and expectations, companies can make sure that they recognize employees' achievements in a way that is the most flattering to them.
May 21, 2014
People join, people leave, and if a company is strong, it can keep rolling. However, many companies are currently facing one of the more challenging business issues in recent year.
April 17, 2014
When done right, good employee feedback can improve productivity, morale, and overall company performance. When done wrong, however, it can be stifling.
March 14, 2014
Mobilizing a multigenerational and multicultural workforce has become a big challenge for managers.
February 18, 2014
A happy worker is a productive worker and therefore a more profitable worker. So the question must be asked, how do you keep employee moral high to keep productivity high?
January 09, 2014
Powerful employee recognition hinges on effective and appropriate communication. Communication is one of those hot-button words. Everyone uses it liberally, but few actually understand how to do it effectively.
December 04, 2013
The most successful businesses understand people. They understand what people need and want; what motivates and encourages; and how to handle difficult situations.
November 19, 2013
Our complete HR guide to emloyee motivation is now available to read on Scribd!
November 12, 2013
Incentives really do have an impact on your business’ profitability and success.
September 16, 2013
The time is coming nearer. Your valued partner, employee, or co-worker is nearing retirement. The key to whatever you choose to do for celebrating a retirement is truly knowing the person.
August 28, 2013
One great idea for showing a retiree how much their long service has been appreciated and valued is to reward them with a long service award, or a retirement award.
August 07, 2013
According to a World at Work Survey, up to 56% of workplaces don’t consider generational differences when implementing an employee recognition program.
July 23, 2013
A successful career starts with a good employer and there are a few major indicators to look for when choosing which employers approach.
July 09, 2013
As an HR professional or manager, employee retention is likely one of your top concerns.
June 19, 2013
You’ve had a chance to try out the tips in Part One, here’s Part Two of our Employer’s Guide to Productivity and Motivation.
June 03, 2013
Most people take pride in doing a good job; especially when those around them recognize their efforts and abilities.
May 21, 2013
There are many ways to endorse your organization and products. One that can provide multi-faceted impact is the use of employee recognition rewards.
May 01, 2013
Is that possible? Many of us are challenged by workplaces that are less than blissful. Lack of employee recognition, co-worker conflict, customers or clients that we’d rather not serve
April 16, 2013
Are you one of those people who will do almost anything to avoid conflict? Take heart, you are not alone.
April 03, 2013
Humans, by nature, want to be appreciated and will go to great lengths to achieve that outcome.
March 21, 2013
One of the pre-requisites of attaining success in life is setting proper goals.
March 08, 2013
A dramatic change has taken place in motivational dynamics thereby reflecting altered worker expectations and new work requirements.
February 20, 2013
There is much controversy to what the best leadership style is and which is more effective.
February 05, 2013
When you run a business or you are in a supervisor position, part of your job is evaluating your employees’ job performance.
January 10, 2013
Employee incentive programs play a very important role. They keep the employees motivated, which is vital for enhanced performance of a company.
December 21, 2012
As the year ends, many people are inclined to make New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions are important because they help you to measure the amount of progress you make in your life.
December 14, 2012
Sales awards play a very significant role in re-energizing a sales team. Even when economic trends are suitable for a sales team, performance can be down if the group is not motivated.
November 22, 2012
With Christmas and Hanukkah just weeks away, your company is likely planning a party to celebrate the season.
November 07, 2012
In recognition and rewards, money doesn’t speak louder than words.
October 22, 2012
Each year, Americans spend $18 billion dollars on employee recognition.
October 03, 2012
The founder of Mary Kay cosmetics, Mary Kay Ash, once said...
September 19, 2012
Every manager hopes for workers that are busy like bees, but creating the conditions for this are easier said than done.
September 11, 2012
In these times of a troubled economy, much has been written about in the past six months about the “skills gap”...
August 30, 2012
Yelp! offers its employees unlimited beer on tap. Google has on-site masseuses.
August 22, 2012
One of the major myths in HR is that only the superstars in a company can and should be rewarded.
July 24, 2012
Studies have shown that many of the fastest growing and most successful companies...
July 10, 2012
Employee retention is likely one of your top concerns as an HR professional or manager.
June 26, 2012
Much has been written about Gen Y, also known as ‘millennials’ or ‘Generation We.’
June 15, 2012
Talent makes a company shine. Organizations that catch the eyes of media, investors and bright minds are companies with great talent.
May 29, 2012
Its summertime and you and your staff are getting restless. It’s warm and sunny outside, and productivity is dropping.
May 09, 2012
The foundation for profit, productivity and success isn’t where you’d think to look at first.
April 17, 2012
Whether you work in a warehouse or at a desk, a safe work environment is crucial.
April 03, 2012
In this downtrodden economy, your employees are feeling worn out..
March 20, 2012
As a manager, you may be finding that you’re not connecting with all the members of your team.
March 06, 2012
Employee engagement is an employer’s dream.
February 21, 2012
It’s familiar fixture at your local grocery store or pharmacy: A yearbook photo of a smiling face and a freshly pressed uniform, mounted on a faux wood plaque.
February 07, 2012
It’s a tough time for HR: Regular career-hopping is now considered par for the course, and markets are unstable at best.
January 17, 2012
Last summer, the Society for Human Resource Management found that 80 percent of the organizations they surveyed had employee recognition programs.
January 03, 2012
So, you've already made personal new year’s resolutions, but how about corporate and organizational ones?
December 21, 2011
As more and more companies cut costs, workers are increasingly receptive to better offers from other employers.
December 06, 2011
Attention, HR personnel and employers: Today’s economy is creating an abundance of talented workers with impressive experience.
November 02, 2011
When recession hits, businesses look for ways to save while they see out the storm. It’s an obvious reaction, and one that makes sense.
October 18, 2011
Check any “top 10” list of reasons employees leave companies, and lack of recognition will be in there. Every time!
July 12, 2011
Happy employees who are on board with your company’s goals and strategies are more productive employees. And if you want your employees to be on board, happy and productive—then you need to hold regular performance reviews with them.
June 23, 2011
Performing a task because it’s your job is one thing. Performing a task because it’s your job, and knowing how by doing your job you are helping the company and are appreciated for doing so is another thing entirely.
May 03, 2011
As a small business owner, competing with larger companies in terms of salary and benefits can be a difficult, even impossible, task. As a small company, you must rely on other means to attract new employees and retain existing personnel.
April 14, 2011
Where many companies falter and fail to retain key employees, others use a variety of methods to preserve essential employees, reduce turnover and avoid productivity disruptions. Through the use of formal or informal incentive programs ...
February 21, 2011
The Best Employers in Canada appear to have at least one thing in common; these companies place importance on employee recognition and rewards, something that less successful companies do not.
February 04, 2011
We have all heard the saying, “There is no ‘I’ in ‘Team’”, which encourages us to let go of our individual needs and selfishness in order to focus on the goals of the team or the group. Although team work in a team setting is critical to success
January 21, 2011
Recognizing safe behaviour, whether this involves awarding employees for an accident free year or handing out a safe driver award, contributes to supporting safe behaviour and perpetuating safety in the workplace.
December 01, 2010
Employee recognition consists of four different forms of acknowledgement: existential or personal recognition, recognition of work practices, recognition of results and recognition of job dedication.
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