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.

Four Day-to-Day Recognition Essentials to Keep You Out of the Doghouse

I’ve been frighteningly forgetful lately. Bills have gone unpaid, birthdays have gone unremembered, promises have gone unkept. Ugh. I’m about to be chased out of the city by an angry mob! The problem is, for many years, I could rely on just my brain: it connected special dates with other significant events and assigned meaning to the passing of time. I could trust it. But, no more.


Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That: Or Do They?

When I completed the registration for our internal 12 week Fitness Challenge, I had no idea what I was agreeing to when I check the box marked “YES! I’m interested in being a Team Captain.” Foolishly, I thought there would be so many volunteers that my services wouldn’t be needed. Ha! I was quickly proved wrong. Very wrong. After reading the email congratulating me on my Captain status, I immediately thought to myself, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

Taking a few deep breaths and thinking this decision through, I focused on all the positives of taking on this role. Then I reminded myself of a statement that I heard Dr. Phil make at a conference many years ago: “We all have the same amount of time. We all have 24 hours in our day.” With that in mind, I set out to not only take on this task, but to OWN it! But, how?


Three Types of Feedback Your Employees Need to Hear Right Now

I just learned a new buzzword, and while we could all do with a lot less office jargon, this is one that should catch on—and it has nothing to do with silos, low hanging fruit, or bandwidth. Thank goodness! The word is feedforward: someone’s clever re-thinking of the word feedback. Why am I so excited about it?


Start the Holiday Weekend Off with Free 'Get Out of Work Early' Passes!

The holiday weekend is almost here! Look around. Can you feel the pre-weekend fidgets on the rise? Surprise your staff and send them off on their weekend a little early with our Downloadable Freedom Passes!


Imagine the Possibilities: Taking Steps in the Right Direction

Over the past several months, I’ve been featuring Baudville employees’ stories on how they’ve celebrated their work anniversaries with Imagine the Possibilities™ Cards. I had been stalking my coworker, Alan, because I knew he had something interesting planned for his card. He approached me a few weeks ago to tell me to stop following him that he finally made his purchase. Here’s his story:




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