Workplace Recognition and Incentive Programs

Qualities of a Good Boss Drive Retention

Posted on July 27, 2010 by Carl Bonura in Uncategorized

So, you want to be a good boss? Well, it won’t happen overnight. Most of us are not born to it. It takes time to develop the skills necessary to achieve that title. It is a continuous learning process and fraught with problems along the way. Many people cannot begin to achieve a balance among their personal needs, employee needs and those of their company. If you can, then you will be well on your way to earning the respect of peers and employees alike. If you work at it, you too can be considered a “Good Boss”. Good Bosses retain talented employees. Remember most people don’t quit a job they quit a boss! So, what makes a Good Boss? Below are the attributes you will have to hone or gain in...

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Valued Employees are Happier Employees

Posted on July 19, 2010 by Carl Bonura in Uncategorized

It has been a while since my last post due to summer schedules, but here is the latest... What creates motivated, contributing people? How do businesses maintain high employee morale when people work long hours? Many companies already know the answer—employee recognition programs. A study conducted by the nonprofit Recognition Professionals International revealed employee appreciation programs create a positive work environment, motivate high performance and decrease employee turnover. These recognition programs are mostly administered by human resource departments to reward length of service, above and beyond performance, sales performance, retirement, suggestions and ideas, safety performance and perfect attendance. Common tangible awards are certificates and plaques, followed jewelry including watches and rings, company logo merchandise and various forms of gift certificates. Florida Power and Light uses its corporate-wide Web site to provide managers with tips...

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