Recognition’s Role in Employee Retention

People’s attitudes toward work have undergone a monumental shift over the past two-plus years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), American workers quit their jobs more than 106 million times between March 2020 and July 2022 – the “Great Resignation” – with over four million resigning in July 2022 alone.  As a […]

Elevate Your Employee Appreciation Celebration

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Employee Appreciation Day is Friday, March 3, and it’s a great way to acknowledge your incredible team. This year, expand your one-day celebration in March to a full-week celebration at some other convenient time. By planning ahead, you can implement a balanced schedule of custom, strategically chosen activities that won’t break the budget.  Last week […]

Plan Now for Employee Appreciation Day 2023

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Employee Appreciation Day is traditionally observed on the first Friday in March. But employee appreciation can and should take place anytime!  Your company endured the Great Resignation of 2020-2021 and Quiet Quitting of 2022. For 2023, let’s change the narrative. Take your Employee Appreciation Day celebration to the next level with a strategically planned, budget-friendly […]

Sales Incentives and the Cycle of Motivation

What better way to start a conversation about sales incentives and motivation than to quote one of the masters of sales training and performance, Dale Carnegie: “There is only one way to get anybody to do anything, and that is by making the other person want to do it.” It seems obvious, doesn’t it? Yet […]

14 Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Recognition

Companies with highly engaged employees have significantly higher productivity, profitability, and customer service ratings, lower turnover and absenteeism, and fewer safety incidents.  Employee engagement is a critical factor in productivity and retention. Gallup has found that disengaged employees cost the US economy at least $450 billion annually in lost productivity.  Peer-to-peer recognition programs allow employees […]

Take a Tour of The Cycle of Motivation

The Cycle of Motivation is Xceleration’s approach to designing and managing effective reward programs that help companies recognize, motivate, reward, and retain their top employees. Employee recognition is how an organization shows appreciation for the contributions of its workers toward company performance and profitability. Recognition can take many forms and does not necessarily involve monetary […]

Recognition Starts with Understanding

Let’s begin this conversation with two pieces of wisdom – one from a titan of business and the other from a titan of ordinary people. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”Henry Ford “Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean; sometimes you have to know what things don’t […]

Tips for Keeping Teams Bonded and Employees Engaged in a Hybrid Workplace

When an athletic team wins a tournament or championship, team members often cite their relationships with each other as key to their success. The power of team cohesiveness is also true in the world of work.  Teams aren’t just the result of hiring talented players (or employees). They are built through common bonds based on […]

Does Your Organization Have a Burnout Strategy?

Employee burnout is all over the news lately. The reasons behind that are as numerous as they are varied and include financial and mental health pressures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic; the Great Resignation; Quiet Quitting; and the highest annual inflation rate, at 8.3%, that Americans have seen since the 12.5% of 1980. It’s […]