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.

Posts by Allison

Allison is currently living out the elaborate fantasy she described to her now-former staff and colleagues in early 2001. With a hearty dose of courage and absolutely no plan of action, she abruptly left her middle-management job to become a writer—and today she is doing just that in her role as Baudville's Senior Content Writer. She's here to tell you everything she's learned in her 20-years+ professional life, plus a lot more. She's wordy like that!
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5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make 2016 the Best Year Yet

Guess what? 2016 is coming! And, with it, a feeling that it’s time to make a fresh start. If you’ve got “new” on your mind, but don’t know quite what to focus on, here are my best ideas to get you going!


Five Ho-Ho-Horrible Bosses Who Are on Our Naughty List!

Happy holiday season, everyone! I wrote this post last year around this time, and had so much fun writing it that I decided to share it with you all again. So, grab yourself some hot cocoa (with extra marshmallows, I hope) and give it another spin…


5 Things You Need To Know About Giving Awards

As award season approaches, you’re probably turning your attention to ordering trophies for your year-end ceremony. Yes, which trophies you choose is an important part of the process, but there is so much more to making it a meaningful experience. As experts in award giving (we’ve been at it for more than 30 years), we’ve collected here our top need-to-know facts. Read on!


Here's what Happens When You Spend a Week Being Kind

World Kindness Day falls on November 13 every year… That’s coming up quickly! It’s been on our radar here at Baudville, and I especially have been thinking about what I could do to observe it. I decided on an experiment, which was loosely based on an article I read about the effects of cutting out sugar for a week. That sounded nightmarish (the abstinence, not the outcome), but switch in being kind for avoiding sweets? I thought I could probably handle that. Here’s how I did:


Recognition You Can Give Right Now with Whatever’s in Your Desk!

You’ve probably been there: caught in a moment when you really need a tangible way to say thank you or great job and you have nothing. A high five or fist bump alone just aren’t going to cut it. What do you do? I say it’s time to get all MacGyver on this situation. Let’s open that desk drawer and see what you’ve got:




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