RecogNation: An Employee Recognition Blog

Labor Day Fun Facts!

Most of us think of Labor Day weekend as summer coming to an end: kids are heading back to school and it's usually the last vacation families will take for a while. As sad as it is, it's the truth! Summer is coming to an end, and it's back to routines and business for so many of us.

In my research of the true meaning of Labor Day, I came across some fun facts I wanted to share with you.

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It's Never Too Early to Start Planning Customer Service Week!

Do you find that you are oftentimes busy with everyday life  and time seems to fly by? How often do you find yourself saying, "I can't  believe it's already (insert month here)"?

If your answer is "yes" and you have said that popular  phrase more times than you can count…that leads me to my point: it's never too  early to start planning for Customer Service Week. CSW is celebrated October  6-10, and right now that seems like light years away, but it really is right  around the corner! 

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Three Free Downloads Will Help You Start a Corporate Wellness Challenge!

A while back, one of our customers contacted us about a post I wrote back in 2011, called How to Bring Health & Wellness to Your ‘Ville. She wanted to start a wellness program at her office, but needed some help, particularly with launching a fitness challenge like the we one we do here every spring. I ended up sending her the materials that we use internally, but later thought: why not share these with all of our customers and followers?
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It’s Back to School Time! 5 Ways to Ring in the New School Year Right!

The 2014-2015 school year is upon us. The tone that is set in the first few days and weeks lays the foundation for the entire school year. Start your year off right with these 5 solid ideas that your teachers, staff, and students can build upon in the months ahead. 

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Employee Retirement Series. Part 3: Giving the Perfect Presentation

I remember my Dad's retirement party well: it was in the early aughts and I was wearing this smashing purple-on-purple polka-dot dress (hmmm…wish I still had that dress…) and everyone was there: his former secretary from, like, 1974, past and present colleagues, friends, family, and, I could swear even one of his grad-school professors. I can picture the scene like it was yesterday, even though you'd think it would be a memory long-discarded—just like that dress.

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