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.

Fun at the Ville: Recognizing an Out of the Box Thinker

In Fun at the Ville, we take a peek inside our organization and share some of the recognition stories that happen within our walls on a daily basis. In this edition, our CEO, Brad Darooge, was caught in the act of appreciation. What’s more, he recognized an employee that disagreed with him, congratulating her perseverance and success!


5 Tips to Rock Your Recognition Resolutions

In the beginning of 2015, we made six “Human Resource Resolutions” to increase employee engagement, build stronger teams, celebrate everyone, work on event participation and planning, recruit top talent, and reduce employee turnover. If you missed it, we took a deep-dive into what matters in key areas to jumpstart your new year in the workplace from an HR standpoint. Time flies! Now that we’re already a week in to 2016, it’s likely that you’ve made some resolutions for this year, too! And, if you haven’t, we’d encourage the resolutions above, or a simpler, broader, resolution: a Recognition Resolution!


Free Download: Designing Your Recognition Program with Team Input

Year over year, we hear about companies who struggle to build excitement around and raise participation in their recognition programs. What a shame, right? To spend so much time, effort, and money to plan activities and initiatives only to have them go bust? It’s always the intention for them to be successful, and it’s certainly not for lack of determination on the part of the planners if they flop. So, what’s going wrong?


How to Design & Implement a Recognition Program that Works for YOUR Team

When we surveyed our customers, one of the biggest challenges they faced was getting employees to participate in their programs and attend their events. Why? Perhaps the structure of the program or the approach of the event didn’t resonate with their employees! It’s not easy to admit, but it very well could be the cold, hard truth.

When it comes to any initiative, whether it’s a singular occasion or a broad program, if you don’t garner input from your team on their tastes and preferences, it’s unlikely you’ll have the success you hope to achieve.


Imagine the Possibilities: A Little Something for Everyone!

Weddings, wedding, weddings! There must be love potion in the water at the ‘Ville, as it seems everyone is tying the knot lately. Last month, Alan was getting ready for his wedding, and just recently Lisa recited her vows. In the last couple of months, members of our sales suite and IDville did, too.

Lisa, who is our Client Services Manager for hi5, happens to sit right near me, so I got to hear all the updates about her nuptials—and how the Imagine the Possibilities™ card she got for her Baudville anniversary was a part of it all! Here’s her story:




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