20 Small & Simple Recognition Gifts Under $20

Employee Recognition Ideas

Recognition Gift

It always serves managers well when they take time to recognize the efforts of the employees they oversee. However, recognition gifts can add up quickly and break the bank if you’re not careful. So print up a certificate to accompany these simple recognition gifts under $20 and treat your employees to reminders of why you appreciate their hard work. Clever…

How to Announce Promotions for a Positive Workplace

Recognition & Motivation Ideas

Promotion at work

One of the most highly regarded techniques for recognizing an employee’s dedication and hard work is with a promotion. Promotions demonstrate to the staff your company’s efforts to promote from within while communicating to the promoted individual that his/her time and energy has been well spent. Use these methods to announce promotions to your entire staff so you can further…

What to do When Your Top Talent Quits

Employee Recognition Ideas

Quitting Job

Moving on is simply part of advancing in a career. But when your top talent makes a beeline for the exit without announcing plans to step into a dream job elsewhere, it can leave you wondering what the heck went wrong. Take the resignation as a sign your company needs to do a little housekeeping. But first, learn as much…

How to Showcase Employees in your Office

Employee Recognition Ideas

Thank you

Citing poll findings from Maritz Research in a 2014 article, Inc. Magazine contributor Peter Economy shared, “Employees who are recognized on the job are: 5 times more likely to feel valued 7 times more likely to stay with the company 6 times more likely to invest in the company 11 times more likely to feel completely committed to the company.”…

Postcard Design 101: Tips for a Strong Message

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Postcards can be small in size, but they can make a huge impact when it comes to getting people to pay attention to your business. Unlike other types of direct mail, postcards are already opened and screaming to be noticed. Ensure your postcards get a second glance with these savvy postcard design tips. Pick a purpose Unless you truly have…

Enter PaperDirect’s Certificate Giveaway

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paperdirect certificate contest

At PaperDirect, employee appreciation matters to us. We believe that employees are happier and more productive when they feel appreciated. That’s why we’re giving away a custom set of specialty certificates to one lucky winner on our Facebook page. All you need to do is visit our page, enter your email address, and push a button (we like to make this…

How an Awesome Office Space Can Boost Productivity

Office Fun

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Going to the office can often be a bore because the office space is drab and boring. A few simple yet significant changes can turn a blah office into a brilliant one, resulting in an increase in productivity, satisfaction, and overall well-being. Lots of Light: Lots of Action A window-filled office flooded with natural lights can help keep employees focused…

Organizing a Company Picnic From Start to Finish

Event Planning Tips

picnic cooler

Cubicle fever is spreading. That’s why organizing a company picnic needs to jump to the top of your to-do list. Whether it’s an annual spring event or you’re putting together your first outdoor employee party, we’ve got a few tips and tricks to make it the best work day yet. Secure an Uncommon Location Sure, the park across from the…

Award Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

Recognition & Motivation Ideas

teacher award ideas

Revered, brilliant mathematician Albert Einstein said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, 2016, is an important part of the school year, when students, parents, and administrators recognize the hard work and dedication of educators. This year, have some fun during Teacher Appreciation Week with some…

How to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Recognition & Motivation Ideas

teacher appreciation

This spring, educators around the country will be the center of attention during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. Not sure how to get your school or learning center ready for this celebration? We do! It’s all about spoiling, thanking and honoring the men and women who work day in and day out to make sure our children have every opportunity…