Captain America, Spiderman, and Length of Service Awards

Captain America, Spiderman, and Length of Service Awards

How to recognize “everyday superheroes” at your company   This summer, audiences at theaters everywhere will be waiting in lines for popcorn, sodas, candy and to cheer for the derring-do and world-saving stunts of Captain America, Hercules, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spiderman, X-Men and Transformers….

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Mutiny At Work

Mutiny At Work

I was consulting with a manager, Jerry, who was having problems engaging and retaining staff. Because of his missteps, his department was suffering. Although his intentions were honorable and his desire to become a more effective leader sincere, Jerry had difficulty turning those intentions into…

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What March Madness Can Teach Us About Goal Setting

What March Madness Can Teach Us About Goal Setting

We’re only at the sweet 16 and already March Madness has had its share of upsets. Those teams that weren’t expected to make it past the first round led to the downfall of many who picked the top performers to win their brackets. Though March…

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Do Your Employees Need Some Spring Training?

Do Your Employees Need Some Spring Training?

After a long and weary winter, the G5 employee recognition system can help drive energy, focus and employee engagement for your team   Baseball players have returned to Arizona’s Cactus League and Florida’s Grapefruit League for spring training. If they’re already stretching, running and getting…

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8 Quick Ways to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

8 Quick Ways to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

Sandwiched handily between October 16 (Boss’ Day) and the Wednesday of the third week of April, (Administrative Professional’s Day) is the holiday for everyone else – Employee Appreciation Day.   Observed on the first Friday in March, the holiday was established in 1995, by Bob…

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The Red Carpet, The Statuette & The Endowment Effect

The Red Carpet, The Statuette & The Endowment Effect

Why is an Oscar statue worth so much more than the metal it’s made of? And what does that have to do with getting your employees more motivation to succeed?   Like many people, I will be watching the Oscars this coming Sunday, but I…

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Crowdsourcing Performance Reviews are not the Answer

Crowdsourcing Performance Reviews are not the Answer

Two facts emerge anytime a solid research study is done on recognition. First, it’s exceptionally important. Second, companies aren’t very good at it. These two well-established facts define what should be done about recognition patterns in a company and what should not be done with…

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Why They Don’t Give Out Handshakes at the Olympics

Why They Don’t Give Out Handshakes at the Olympics

Would the Wombat be satisfied with a hug? We think not. At BI WORLDWIDE, we love competition, hard work and reaching goals. So of course we’ve been glued to the television to catch up what’s been going on over in Sochi.   We were especially…

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The Scarcity Mindset

The Scarcity Mindset

We read a lot these days that some of the natural resources important to our economy and way of life are becoming scarcer. With this scarcity the price of these commodities will increase as supply outpaces demand. Good stewardship suggests that conservation of these precious…

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“I Want What I Want, When I Want It”

“I Want What I Want, When I Want It”

How the size of your award offering can make a big difference in your recognition program   There are days when even instant gratification just doesn’t seem to be fast enough. With a round-the-clock world and a constant stream of options for what we’ll watch,…

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