October 19, 2011Â By Mark Allen
LikeÂ all employee benefits, wellness programs get under-appreciated and under-used if they’re not properly communicated.Â Though it may have startedÂ with good intentions, it can mean thousands of company dollars going down the drain if you do not offer quality, ongoing communication.
WHAT IS WORKPLACE DIGITAL SIGNAGE? Workplace digital signageÂ uses wall mounted video displays in highly visible areas to communicate toÂ employees. Fresh, compelling content reflecting the most current mission and vision from upper managementÂ arrives via digital internet to display at one or multiple locations simultaneously.
HOW IT WORKS? Digital messaging makes the corporate vision visual and imbeds company missions deep into minds of employees in a way that is easy to sustain. Â At every level of the company, employees stay focused on important messages and initiatives resulting in lasting change in behavior. Common points of focus are safety, quality, productivity, recognition, teamwork, and attitude.
WHY IT WORKS?Â Delivering communication in a short space of time to allÂ staff prevents some being âin the knowâ and some not.Â It leads to a more efficiently run operation, fewer injuries, increased productivity and morale, and to avoid costly mistakes. And, the BEST way to engage employees and retain top talent is through aÂ culture of recognition. Results from every department include better customer relations, more on-the-job satisfaction, and greater profit for investors.
In thisÂ age of too many meetings, narrow profit margins, and increased distractions, where do executives find time and emotional energy to properly address these topics to an entire workforce?Â The question for every manager should be:Â How much does it cost NOT toÂ be addressingÂ daily?
The Marlin Company, provides tools for workplace communications toÂ top executives and management in the following industries:Â Manufacturing – Healthcare – Distribution -Transportation – Hospitality – Warehousing – Sanitation -Retail – Utilities
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SeptÂ 18, 2011Â by Mark Allen
You have many options for workplace digital signage, rangingÂ from single computerÂ connected to a single screen, to multiple screens through out the facility connected by network cable or wireless.Â But beforeÂ youÂ get started, we recommend that you create a checklist and answerÂ the following questions. Read the rest of this post »
By Bob Ebers – July 19, 2011
During these changing economic times itâs critical to look beyond employee engagement to other factors that leverage success. To help your organization win at the next level you must understand the drivers of both high performance and workplace engagement.
This Thursday, July 21 there will be three FREE One-hour employee engagement webinars, about the practices and behaviors that connect and energize managers with employees through key success metrics. By understanding these “big picture” predictors of success you will be able to craft better HR strategy, make better resourcing decisions and avoid wasting company money.
More information and sign-up: www.workplacestars.com/hpo_we_072111.pdf
The following will be covered:
â˘ The Need: Why transforming workplace motivation into productivity is a top priority in todayâs environment?
â˘ The Science: What four drivers motivate high performance at work? What three factors are critical to high performance and workplace engagement?
â˘ The Action: What actions can you take when resources are limited?
Hope you will attend.
July 15, 2011 by Mark Allen
1 Taxed as income.
2 Taxed again at point of sale.
3 LowÂ contrast from one reward to next.
4 Low anticipation.
5 Low excitement factor creating awards.
6 No sharing/family involvement.
7 Little trophy value.
8 No social reinforcement.
Hey – it’s Ona from Workplace Rewards!
Business improves when employees and staff are recognized, rewarded and engaged through programs that are effectively defined and structured with goals and proven returns. That’s what we do at Workplace Rewards and why we want to be a part of your team.
July 5, 2011 Tags: brownie points, co workers, Communication, communication in the workplace, cool gifts, Employee wellness, engage and reward, Father's Day, Goals, good health, Men's health, national safety month, physical activity, relationship, Rewards Posted in: Be Involved, Communication, Events & Ideas, Motivation, Recognition, Safety, Wellness No Comments
By Mark Allen -Â June 30, 2011
Motivated employeesÂ work more efficiently and produce better results. Using monetary and other rewards to improve motivation is a simple idea, but doing it fairly and effectively can be challenging.Â HowÂ to create a compensation program that motivates employees, results in a more productive staff and is administered fairly? The secret, according to Microsoftâs Small Business resource center, lies in these four steps to motivated employees.
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Encourage Health, Physical Fitness & Wellbeing within Your Organization with these Gift & Reward Ideas
Motivate your employees to engage in fitness on the go whether they are traveling for work or just getting in a quick work out during their lunch break…
Idea:Â Â Personalize usingÂ your company logo. Read the rest of this post »
May 5, 2011 Tags: branding, employees, fitness, Health, Ona lage, sleep and health in the workplace, well-being, workplace health Posted in: Be Involved, Events & Ideas, Life Balance, Motivation, Recognition, Safety, Wellness No Comments
May 3, 2011 by Ona Lage
I love Stumbleupon! Itâs full of fascinating information that you would ordinarily miss on the internet so I tend to bookmark lots ofÂ sites for future reading.
Today, during a break from work, my fingers floated up to the Stumbleupon toolbar where I found yet another favorite.Â This is a book called âCurious Facts Relating to Almost Everything under the Sunâ published in 1903 and written by Henry Williams.
Within these 333 pages, there are âfactsâ on nearly everything imaginable!Â Things like Read the rest of this post »
May 3, 2011 Tags: curious facts about laughter, enjoy laughter, Google, information, laughter, laughter facts, Stumbleupon, workplace Posted in: Communication, Life Balance, Motivation, Recognition, Team Building, Wellness No Comments