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.

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Brad Darooge is President and CEO of Baudville and a positive mojo aficionado. He brings the positive mojo to work every day along with his bike. In addition to leading Baudville, Brad is also an amateur triathlete.
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The SHRM Experience: Three Things I Learned that YOU Should Know!

“Ahhhhhh” was the collective utterance of those departing the Las Vegas heat (112 degrees when I left!?!) and, while most were ready to say goodbye to the oppressive temps, we were not leaving empty handed. The annual Society of Human Resource Management Conference is the largest gathering of HR professionals on the planet (their words, but I am guessing based on my experience they’re accurate). And, true to its claim, it delivered astronomical insights to both those attending and soaking in the sessions and those of us manning the tradeshow floor…


Giving Awards is One of Baudville’s CEO’s Favorite Things!

It's hard to fathom another year is in the books—perhaps it’s the lack of snow here in Michigan that has me surprised that 2015 is upon us, or maybe it’s that I just don’t want to admit that I am another year older. Whatever the cause for my surprise, many of us become a bit reflective as we wind down the year and prepare for some much-needed time away—and, we at Baudville, have a great deal to reflect on and be thankful for!

In fact, early this month, we had our very own year-end celebration and let’s just say we like to have a little fun (and games). The best part, however, is the awards we present. That’s right: even people who work for a recognition company get jazzed about getting awards—and, as I often say, it is very much as fun to give as to receive! 


If You Think Winning Is Good, You Should Really Try Losing..

"I think Tom Hanks said that was really cool."


Your Holiday To-Do List Is So Done!

Along with good tidings and merry making, year-end also seems to add a lot of extra to-dos to an already full list. We say Bah, Humbug to that! At Baudville, we're here to take some of those tasks off your list—not add to it!

Come shopping with us today and we'll show you ready-to-give holiday gifts that will keep your wrapping paper on the roll. And, popular theme gifts that will keep you from trolling the mall at the last minute. No time for baking dozens of cookies? Step away from the oven and grab some Sweet Treats instead.


We have some great new products that are guaranteed smile makers! Our new glitter style Twist Top Tumblers will add a little sparkle to your year-end party! While our Holiday Stocking Gift Set is just the thing for everyone on your team. Make a memorable presentation when you bundle and save with our new Die-Cut Character Pin Cards with Presentation Stand. How about giving your team members something that no one else has? Give our new Shaped Spinner Ornaments that are ready to give – all you have to do is write a personal note!

If shopping for year-end awards is on your list, we can help with that, too, with trophies and plaques in every price range and style. You won't leave our site without finding an award you'll be proud to present.

If it's yours to do, you'll find it on And, if you need any extra helpers, we'll be there for you with bells on. Just give us a jingle at 1.800.728.0888.

Cheers to a wonderful & prosperous holiday season!

(a.k.a the Baudville Team)

Happy Holidays from Me to You, Plus an Exclusive Preview!

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