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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It's time for MOvember!

Each year thousands of people across the nation raise awareness and support women and breast cancer research  throughout the month of October by wearing pink, donating their time and money to breast cancer foundations, or participating in fundraising events. It goes without saying (but I am going to say it anyway), that I am proud to be part of a nation that values supporting one another and raising awareness for such important causes! 


It's Time to Shop Year-End Awards!

Just like you, at Baudville we have big goals. One of our biggest this year was to bring you an ambitious new selection of breathtaking (and smile-inducing) trophies and awards, while still providing the exceptional quality and same day service you’ve come to expect and enjoy. 

I’m proud to tell you that we met our objectives—and then some! Visit to find all of your tried and true favorites along with more than 75 new awards for every budget, style, and occasion. We even have some that light up. Why didn’t we think of that sooner? 


How All-Staff Participation in a T-Shirt Contest Engaged our Team

I just returned from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2012 Annual Conference and Expo, where we’ve been chatting with HR Professionals from all over the US. Part of our fun is sending the Baudville team to this show outfitted in fun (and sometimes funny) T-shirts that are guaranteed to spark some conversations. 



Baudville Named One of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

I am proud  to announce that Baudville has been named one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For! The Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) annually bestows the honor upon companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach. Baudville has won the award five times in the past six years.  

We’re excited to be recognized once again as an outstanding West Michigan workplace. Winning awards is obviously great, but for us it’s another reminder of how incredible our employees are. Our team is definitely what makes Baudville one of the best! 
Even though the official West Michigan 101 Best and Brightest award ceremony isn’t until May 3, our employees have already celebrated the award with a week of casual days, a highly coveted reward, and I plan to continue the celebration. 
As a leader in employee recognition, we take our  awards very seriously. Previous 101 Best and Brightest awards have been commemorated with treats personally delivered to employees by the me and our CFO. Delicious slices of Grand Traverse Pie Company pie has been a past employee favorite! 

Will Your Employee Appreciation Day be of Olympic Proportions?

It’s Employee Appreciation Day, and instead of whooping it up with my team, I’m in Seattle preparing to wow attendees of the NAIS Annual Conference with our favorite IDville products. As I get set up, I can’t help but think about the whole Baudville office abuzz with energy. 

If you’re a follower of the goings on here at Baudville, then you know that we always have a theme for Employee Appreciation Day. This year we’re harnessing the essence of the Summer Olympics, and with the help of our Spirit Team, it promises to be a memorable day filled with team building, medal-achieving activities for everyone. 




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