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4 Occasions to Reward Employees

4 Occasions to Reward Employees

| Ann Lyons

As we appreciate the turn of the season, we begin to reflect on the seasons of our colleague’s service. In today’s post, we consider four reward occasions. Each offer a valuable opportunity to recognise, reward and to build greater levels of engagement with individuals and teams, across the whole organisation. In addition to day-to-day recognition, there are many moments to celebrate people’s professional successes, with a variety of rewards.

People First, Customers Second, and Shareholders Third

People First, Customers Second, and Shareholders Third

| Kudos Superstars

If you flip through the headlines of any major newspaper, digital or otherwise, you’ll get the impression the corporate world is rife with unsavoury characters, and disgruntled employees. At Kudos, we see things a little differently. Call us optimists, but our experience having dealt with corporations around the world bears a stark contrast to the picture painted by so much of our media. From our vantage point, it’s much less The Wolf of Wall Street and much more The Sound of Music.

Transparent and Visible Employee Recognition

Transparent and Visible Employee Recognition

| Dr. Paul Gadie

Alan Kelly, Ireland’s former Minister for the Environment, presented a report back in 2015 concerning a lack of transparency in planning procedures and poor record keeping. He understood transparency as a function of good governance, which also protected the planning authority against allegations of abuse.

In business, transparency is just as critical and forms an essential pillar of good governance as well as good employee relations. One way to build quality, well-governed employee relations is to offer transparent and visible employee recognition.

Communicating Culture: 7 Steps to Success

Communicating Culture: 7 Steps to Success

| Ayleigh Henderson

Take a moment to think about your last meeting: maybe it was with your team, maybe your superiors, maybe your board. Try to remember what you talked about. Most likely it was the “hard” side of business such as product/service enhancements, financials, and corporate goals. Of course, these aspects of the organization are most often discussed as they are crucial to maintaining (or establishing) your organization’s place in the market. 

Express Yourself with Custom Avatars

Express Yourself with Custom Avatars

| Tom Short

With so much of our lives spent on social media, everyone needs a great avatar or two. These sites can help you make a statement if you want to stand out from the crowd, have a bit of fun with something quirky, or just update your image for a special occasion. 

We loved Kudos® so much, we made it our career!

We loved Kudos® so much, we made it our career!

| OMB Dynamix

It’s not common to hear the words “staff retention” and  “no pay raise” in the same sentence.  And when you do, your instinctive response is… so what’s the trick?

Rethinking Employee Rewards

Rethinking Employee Rewards

| Dr. Paul Gadie

When considering rewards for employees, think beyond the obvious. There are a lot of small yet valuable rewards that can be offered to employees throughout the year. These can include products, services and experiences that are local, meaningful and valuable to your employees. These rewards can also reflect your values and build your culture. Many don’t even cost money. Here are just a few ideas:

Earth Day Initiatives

Earth Day Initiatives

| Ayleigh Henderson

This year, Earth Day falls on Saturday, April 22. Although you may not be in the office for Earth Day, that’s no reason not to celebrate! Below are a few ideas for ways you can commemorate Earth Day in the office, as well as conservation suggestions for a more efficient year.

Employee Appreciation Day - March 3, 2016

Employee Appreciation Day - March 3, 2016

| Ayleigh Henderson

As you might expect, Employee Appreciation Day is a big deal at Kudos. We love taking the day to really focus on our people. Below is a list of ideas for organizations of all sizes to do the same!

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