March 1st is Employee Appreciation Day!

The first Employee Appreciation Day was in 1995.  It is always on the first Friday in March. A Recognition Professionals International’s founding Board member, together with his publishing company, Workman Publishing, created Employee Appreciation Day as a way of focusing the attention of all employers, in all industries on employee recognition. Employee recognition is more…

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Be the Leader who Motivates Employees in 2013!

Are you a leader who motivates employees?  The ability to motivate employees is one of the greatest skills a boss, leader or entrepreneur can possess. What would it take for you to create a hard working, passionate team that is as committed to growing and improving the company as you are? Here are five quick…

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Motivating Yourself in the Workplace

Motivating yourself in the Workplace can be difficult-especially when times are challenging.  However, you are much more powerful and employable if you are the kind of person who can be the “cause” of motivating yourself.  Below are 10 ways  you can improve your motivation and do your best work. 1. Be clear on your personal values and…

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What motivates employees is not what you think

Businesses might want to rethink what motivates employees.  The decisions that businesses are making about talent and people are outdated.  So many of us think it is all about the money. Daniel Pink says that science shows that mechanical tasks work well with financial rewards.  However, what motivates employees to be creative and work hard comes…

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Fun Team Building Activity- The PARTY!

Are you looking for a fun team building activity for your team retreat?  Check out “The Party” below.   It will definitely be a hit, even with members who you might think wouldn’t enjoy this game. THE PARTY CONCEPTS: Recognizing individual strengths of group members, understanding others, and warm-up your team! DESCRIPTION: Have staff  write 3-5 strengths on small slips…

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Empower Employees in Five Easy Steps!

One of the important keys to employee motivation is to empower employees to be successful. An empowered employee leads to increased creativity, motivation, initiative, ownership, productivity, teamwork, and results for your company. The following are five motivation techniques to empower employees to produce extraordinary results. You can motive your employees: 1. To Find Solutions When an employee communicates a…

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Motivate your Team- get rid of the demotivators!

Are you having a hard time being able to motivate your team? Have you ever noticed how a new employee’s enthusiasm eventually wears off?  According to a survey from Harvard Management Update, employees’ morale significantly drops off after their first six months on the job. For the most part, enthusiasm is determined by work environment, and…

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What makes your workplace fun and motivating?

What makes your workplace fun and motivating? A motivating workplace helps to ensure staff are happy and enjoy being at work. Team building and social activities are appreciated by employees. There are lot of programs and initiatives that can be implemented within a workplace that help establish motivation & loyalty and increase workplace fun.  Here…

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5 ways to motivate workers

Below are 5 quick tips on how you can motivate workers. 1. Introduce yourself on a personal level and leave your door oen. Take time out each day to walk around and greet staff. If you hide behind a closed door most of the day, employees will not feel comfortable enough to come see you if…

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