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The mere utterance of the word "millennials" in the workplace sends eyes rolling. Those kiddos born between the early 1980s and early 2000s got the reputation of being entitled, annoying and egotistic. Maybe they aren't all like that. Maybe some don't want a participation trophy for every accomplishment. Maybe we can find a way to all work together in harmony no matter what age.

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Office birthday parties can be pretty lackluster. Everyone gathers around whether they know your name or not. They all sing the birthday song out of tune. The cake is ready to be split into a million pieces before everyone returns to their desk to feast. You have to make it count no matter how many people are on the payroll. With a little planning, office birthday parties can add value to the company and bring employees together for fun.

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April 18, 2017

5 Unique Ways To Pump Up Employee Recognition

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You know the drill, everyone gets called into the boardroom for a boring award ceremony to recognize standout employees. Employee recognition is sadly all too often a quiet time when employees gather and barely clap at the mention of a name and award. Many employees don't feel valued and some employees may not even get awarded for an outstanding performance. Be the company that stands out by pumping up your employee recognition program. Here's five ways that HR professionals can pep up the entire team and have better performance as a whole because of it.

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April 11, 2017

Recognize The Team For A Great Start To 2017

Employee Recognition
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At the end of the first quarter, it is time to step back and acknowledge the employees who have gotten you off to a great start in 2017. Having an awards system for recognition and appreciation is a key way to retain top employees.  Here are some ideas for creative ways to recognize those team members who have contributed to your success so far this year with custom award plaques:

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