The Platinum Rule

Many people are aware of the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s a fun sentence (you get to say “do unto” twice!) and it seems like great advice on how to treat other people. Except it’s not actually good advice. Consider the following: I love milkshakes. If I’ve… Read more

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The 2014 You Better Recognize Award for Best Recognition Program goes to… Hilcorp Energy! Andrew had this to say about Hilcorp Energy’s recognition program: What makes their recognition program truly special is that the rewards are customized to the recipient. It follows the platinum rule that it’s best to treat people the way they want to be treated… Read more

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Free Download: Employee Awards Program Kit

I recently helped produce the first ever Corporate Humor Awards as a way to celebrate those individuals and organizations using humor to improve the workplace. The goal of the awards was to not only recognize those already using humor, but also increase awareness of the value of humor AND share creative ideas on how to… Read more

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Showing employee appreciation through an awards program has a number of benefits (in fact I’ve spelled out three of them for you in 3 Reasons to Create an Employee Awards Program). But just because recognition for employees is a serious matter doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. That’s where custom awards come in. In addition… Read more

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8 Steps to Creating an Employee Awards Program

Now that you know the benefits of creating an employee awards program, you may be wondering how you go about actually doing it. Luckily I’ve created and hosted my fair share of events (including the recent Corporate Humor Awards) and I’ve got all the steps you need to have a successful awards show. 8 Steps… Read more

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