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Employee Recognition in the Digital Age

May 18, 2014 by  

Now more than ever, technology’s impact on employee recognition is a noteworthy one. That’s because not only can technology help make rewards more current and relevant, but it also enables managers to more effectively hand out rewards for boosting morale and motivating employees. Award Concepts is at the forefront of employee recognition in the digital age. This article will describe a few ways we help our customers recognize employees using simple, and in some cases, free web-based applications.

Everyone wants to be recognized and appreciated for doing a good job. One of the easiest and most effective ways to reward your employees for no cost is to recognize them publicly for their efforts. Recognition programs with Award Concepts include the setup and maintenance of customized Recognition Portal websites. These websites are built specifically for your organization, and include great features such as bulletin boards, peer-to-peer recognition links and e-cards. Award Concepts will work with you to develop websites that fit your company’s branding requirements, and fit your company’s goals for recognition.

It’s important for organizations to realize that using the internet for recognition will help unify and build community amongst employees. As a part of these Recognition Portal websites, designated supervisors will have access to creating posts or news articles that are relevant to other managers and employees. These articles can be as simple as listing each month’s employees with anniversaries, or as detailed as an in-depth analysis of how a certain department’s productivity has been increased by a new measure at the company.

We strongly recommend the use of company e-mails and newsletters to drive employees to the community bulletin boards on your Recognition Portal websites. Here, employees and managers will engage in conversation using a familiar comment system.

The Recognition Portal websites can also be tied into any other websites your organization may currently have in place. Have a password-protected benefits website? You can link to it from the Recognition Portal websites. Do you have a company facebook or twitter account? You can also link to it from your Portal website. The internet is a vast web of pages and sites; your Recognition Portal websites can act as a central hub for all of your company’s various pre-existing websites.

In addition to our Recognition Portal websites, we also offer great services such as online surveys and customized e-cards. And one of our best tools is our 1 Minute Manager e-mail system. Sign up here and you’ll receive useful, helpful employee recognition tips in your inbox every day of the week.

Contact Award Concepts today to request a web-based demo on our online services from one of our recognition specialists.

Looking for Hospital Recognition Thank You Cards?

March 21, 2011 by  

If so, we’ve got them.  As one of our Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions we provide eCards to recognize and acknowledge various milestones and achievements…thank you cards are just one type.  These eCards are an excellent way to provide a no-cost recognition solution to your care givers.

Our SaaS solutions are part of our admin recognition portals for service award administrators and on our awardee recognition portals.  The eCards are available on both recognition portal websites.  We provide generic eCards for the following:  anniversaries, job well done, birthdays, welcome aboard, thank you, congratulations, and holidays.  We can even create custom eCards that are branded to your organization.  Custom cards can feature your logo, artwork, mission, vision and values…the possibilities are endless.  Contact us today to start a conversation with one of our Recognition Experts to get this free SaaS solution implemented as part of your organization’s recognition strategy.

If you are looking for hospital recognition ecard solutions, we’ve got them!

The Relevance of Service Awards: Why a Service Award Program is Essential

March 8, 2011 by  

People want to be recognized. People need to be recognized.

The questions you need to be asking yourself: Are you recognizing them? If not, why aren’t you? And if you are recognizing them, how effective are your methods of employee recognition?

These are important questions. Coincidentally, they’re also the questions that you don’t normally ask yourself on a day to day basis. Recognizing an employee’s hard work and dedication to your organization is what a Service Award Program is all about.

So how does a service award benefit the company as a whole? In simple terms, a happy worker is a good worker. Your employees’ level of motivation has an impact on the quality or quantity of their work. Increased employee productivity and retention in turn benefits the corporate bottom line.

Historically, service awards have been synonymous with employee recognition. Service awards are a way of recognizing employees for predetermined years of service with the company. On milestone anniversaries businesses will offer gifts to commemorate the occasion, usually giving the employee a selection of gifts to choose from. The traditional method of recognition was for an organization to offer gifts to their employees by means of selection out of a printed award catalog. This is still very common, but today more and more companies are offering gifts to their employees via company branded websites, which happens to be one of Award Concepts’ specialties.

Over the past two years, we have invested into the development of “Software as a Service (SaaS)” employee recognition solutions to help fuel your organization’s recognition program. We’ve developed Recognition Portal™ websites that are customized to your company. We have established an Admin Recognition Portal, which is geared towards program administrators, and we also have an Awardee Recognition Portal which focuses on the award recipients. Each portal provides useful tools for day-to-day recognition that will help create a culture of recognition and fit in with your total recognition strategy.

In addition to the recent change in technology within the employee recognition industry, the awards themselves have also changed over the years. An effective mix of award types helps all types of employee recognition, from everyday contributions to major achievements and milestones. Award Concepts offers a wide and varied selection of awards that range from lifestyle gifts to customized emblematic awards. We literally have hundreds of gift selections ranging from binoculars to high-definition televisions, iPods to grandfather clocks, and digital cameras to crystal bowls. Try to think of any award you’d like to provide your employees; we have it.

A service award program is an essential part of every organization. If you don’t have one right now, you should. Contact Award Concepts for more information regarding Service Award Programs.

We Provide the Tools to Fuel Your Hospital Recognition Program

February 7, 2011 by  

Do you feel that recognition once a month or once a year just isn’t enough?  If you’re like many organizations, you probably celebrate employees’ years of service anniversaries once a month or once a year for logistical purposes, but you wish you could do more on a day-to-day basis.  Most will agree that recognition is an essential part to a healthy relationship between employer and employee, yet it seems to be a difficult task.  Award Concepts has invested into the development of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to help fuel your hospital’s recognition program.

We’ve developed what we refer to as Recognition Portals.  We have an Admin Recognition Portal which is geared towards program administrators and we have an Awardee Recognition Portal which focuses on the recipient.  Each portal provides tools for day-to-day recognition that will help create a culture of recognition and fit in with your total recognition strategy.

Tools like our customized eCards, Certificate Builder, Recognition Bulletin Board, daily email reminders to managers about employee’s birthdays and anniversaries, department spotlights, peer-to-peer recognition, and so much more!

In this article, I’d like to introduce two of these tools; eCards and Certificate Builder.

eCards

Our eCards are virtual greeting cards that provide a “green” way to send fellow employees, friends, and family inspiration and caring messages at any time.

We provide a feature that allows for a CSV file to be imported into the administration panel of the portals which populates an address book.  The address book allows the sender of an eCard to search by name, location, department or any other specified fields you desire!

Our art department will work with you in creating branded eCards that can reflect your company’s image as well as mission, vision, and values.  It becomes quite a fun process working with our art department in creating your own unique eCards…they are sure to get many compliments from your staff!

Certificate Builder

Perfect for on the spot recognition, our Certificate Builder allows you to design and create personalized certificates to recognize various accomplishments.  The way our builder is designed allows you to create an infinite number of unique certificates.

Using a three step process:

1.  the user selects a layout design

2.  the user enters in criteria;  name of employee recognized, presenter’s name, type of recognition, accomplishment and even have the ability to import a campaign logo…not just the hospital logo

3.  the user opens the certificate as a PDF file and is able to print it

Once printed, the manager has a certificate that he/she can present to the employee in person to recognize an accomplishment so that it does not go unnoticed.  This simple gesture is a great way to increase employee morale and have high job satisfaction within the workplace!

Get Started Today!

Are you interested in learning more about our programs and services?  Want to implement some of our SaaS solutions as part of your total recognition strategy?  Contact us today! We want to give you a glimpse of what partnering with Award Concepts can do for your recognition program and how we can help change the culture of recognition within your organization, one solution at a time.  So, what are you waiting for?  Start a conversation with us today!