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.

Top Ten Holiday Gifts for Coworkers Under $10

With all the hustle and bustle the holidays can bring, finding gifts for your co-workers and team members can fall to the bottom on the priority list. That’s why we’ve grabbed our favorite holiday gift ideas for under $10 this year.


Do's & Don'ts of Celebrating Employee Life Events at Work

Celebrating at work can be challenge. How do you make it fun? Make sure everyone feels the love equally? Know when to throw a baby shower and when to just wish a Momma luck? We've taken the guess-work out of the office partay - see our top "do's" and "don'ts" of celebrating employee life events below. 


How Not to Throw a Super Lame Retirement Party

When you receive a retirement party invitation in your inter-office mailbox, what are the first thoughts that run through your head? Grocery store cake? Lukewarm punch? Generic sentiment all around?  Whether an employee has dedicated 20 years to your organization or just the final 5 of their career, retirement is something to celebrate! Make the final days of their career something they will remember for the rest of their life.  Here a few ways to make their party epic!


A Lifetime Achievement Award Puts a New Spin on Retirement!

In the last couple of months, we've talked a lot about retirement. It was a topic of conversation in our booth at this year's SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition and it has also come up as a workplace event our customers want to hear more about. Enter the concept of a Lifetime Achievement Award!

Public figures and private-sector individuals receive Lifetime Achievement Awards to honor their contributions to their fields or to society/humanity at large. Their work spans a great number of years and an abundance of different endeavors. Sounds kind of like the lifetime of experience your retiree has (and has shared eagerly), doesn't it?


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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