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What’s the Best Way to Reward Employees for Great Work?

As any successful business leader knows, retaining top talent requires rewarding employees for great work.  Why?  The answer is simple: Employee recognition shines a spotlight on the attitudes, behaviors, and events that define excellence. There are many ways to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of exemplary staff but the best forms of employee recognition […]





How to Improve Employee Recognition with the New Incentives Offering from Hallmark Business Connections

As the saying goes, “a company is only as good at its people.” Successful business leaders understand this and, as a result, make it a priority to recognize the performance and achievements of dedicated staff.  They go out of their way to express genuine feelings of gratitude and encouragement, establishing emotional connections that make a […]





Why Wellness?

Having healthy employees is key to cultivating a healthier and more efficient workplace. Healthier employees equate to less sick time, decreased health care costs and happier workers overall. Part of improving the health of your employees is having an effective and holistic wellness program. I recently published a blog on LinkedIn where I discuss three […]







The Value of Look and Feel

Technology plays a key role in modern wellness programs, and it enables us to gather a wealth of data about what employees really want from a corporate wellness program. By utilizing this information, we are able to develop personas and create personal, engaging stories to help generate interest in the programs we offer. As part […]



Make Employee Feedback a Gift

Bill Gates wisely said, “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” Our exposure to feedback often starts when we’re young. From hopping on a bike or wielding a pencil for the first time to mastering fractions, feedback guides almost everything we do. Whether we realize it or not, feedback […]



Congratulations to Hallmark Gold Crown – Forrester’s Top Traditional Retailer For Customer Experience

Congratulations to our friends and business partners at Hallmark Gold Crown! Forrester Research named them the highest scoring traditional retailer for customer experience in its 2014 North America Customer Experience online survey. This is quite an honor and an even bigger accomplishment. Out of 229 brands across 18 industries, Forrester-one of the most influential research […]



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