RecogNation, an employee recognition blog


RecogNation, an employee recognition blog
It’s Time to recognize: Discover daily insights, ideas, and inspiration on all things employee recognition, corporate culture, and wellness.

Our Interview with Roberta Matuson, Onboarding Expert and Talent Maximizer!

When we seek out our interviewees for the back cover of our RecogNation publication, we’re looking for people who can elevate our stories with their own professional experience and their own personal twist. I discovered Roberta Matuson while researching the broad topic of onboarding, and, although she was a complete stranger to me, I took a risk and reached out to her. What luck! She was so willing, gracious, and enthusiastic—and ended up being the ideal contributor to this issue’s topic.


How-To: Affordable DIY Teacher Appreciation Craft!

With Teacher Appreciation Week just around the corner (May 4-8, 2015), and year-end upon us, it's time to start thinking about showing your teachers and staff just how much you appreciate all of the hard work they've put in this school year!

As a parent of a pre-kindergartener and a 2nd grader, I have such admiration for all of the patience, love, and dedication my kids' teachers put into their everyday classroom routines and activities. One of my kids can be a bit of a challenge (we all have one, don't we?) and his teacher has been incredible with him this year so I want to make sure she knows how much we value her!


Nurses Work Hard, Make Sure to Say Thank You!

My mom knew she wanted to be a nurse her entire life and has been in the medical field since she graduated from nursing school. She has worked in the emergency room most of her career and it has been a very demanding profession physically and emotionally for her, especially more now as she nears retirement.


You Don’t Need to Know Algebra to Know What X Equals in this Equation!

If you’re following the chatter about workplace dynamics, you’ve probably noticed a lot of analysis and speculation about Boomers vs. Millennials. Is it better to be tech savvy or a team player? Adaptable or accomplished? Creative or conventional? How do you engage and retain Millennials? How do you help Boomers stay relevant and comfortable in a changing professional landscape?


Are Your Employees Getting By with a Little Help from Their Friends?

If you’ve been in the workforce for a while, you’ve probably had at least a few different jobs and you’ve likely had a diversity of experiences—with co-workers, bosses, cultures, environments. Of these, what stood out to you? Or stands out to you now? For me, it has been the times when I’ve had a confidant. Not a friend necessarily, but someone I admired and trusted. Someone who didn’t just challenge me to be better, but also helped me get there. Someone whose example I could emulate, even it was as simple as how to dress or carry myself in a meeting. And, most importantly, someone who was benefitting from me, too—and I knew it and it helped build my confidence even more.




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