With skills shortages and employee retention cited as top HR concerns in 2017, CIPD Ireland has conducted some useful, timely research into these issues and other related i...

  When considering rewards for employees, think beyond the obvious. There are a lot of small yet valuable rewards that can be offered to employees throughout the year. These ...

The Long Service Awards allowance is a benefit which employers sometimes fail to take advantage of as a means of recognising employees. Employers are generally aware of the small ...

In January, Gift Innovations interviewed Scott McCarthy, VP of Operations at Mary Brown’s, the fast-growing, Canadian Quick Service Restaurant chain. With 2,000+ staff, 140+ lo...

  What values do you wish your employees to live and present to others? Are those values clear and apparent throughout your organisation? One of the easiest ways to demonstra...

  Many of us began 2017 by making resolutions. Sadly, by early February, nearly 80% will be struggling and by this time next year only 5% will have succeeded in achieving the...

Some say there are enough challenges facing SMEs without suggesting they also have to incorporate employee recognition. However, it is becoming clearer that recognising staff for ...

  Recognising employees for a job well-done has a positive impact on individuals. It also has the ability to change the culture of an entire organisation for the better. Man...

Receiving an award means your hard work has being recognised and celebrated by your peers. It’s like being presented with your very own Sam Maguire! Whether you are looking to...

Social media has become a daily part of so many lives. Think about it: your friends and colleagues have a smartphone, tablet or laptop, used to access their Facebook, Snapc...

  How do you recognise long serving employees, those loyal warriors whose experience and knowledge are critical to your business? They have spent decades working in your comp...

  Giving employees frequent recognition helps drive engagement and boosts morale. Whether the recognition comes from your peer or your manager it builds bonds, turning a comp...

The UK’s ‘Brexit’ result is now one week and one day old and the global fallout has been, to put it mildly, dramatic. In the interim we discovered that the pro-Brexiteers we...

  Human Resources often report difficulty in convincing senior management of the need for employee recognition. Recognition can be seen as more of a ‘soft skill’ that is ...

  Who in your organisation sets your ‘Thank you’ standard?  Do you view speed as an important factor in the ‘process’ of thanks? Is it someone’...

If you asked members of your organisation about their preferred method of recognition you would receive a diversity of answers. Ask the same group this question: ‘From whom do yo...

  In a recent Forbes post, Liz Ryan offered ‘10 Unmistakable Signs of a Bad Place to Work’. If, during the interview process, a company does not contact you for weeks, or...

  Recognition of the work that employees do is essential and is becoming even more essential in today’s workplaces. If you have been given the task of developing your org...

  Employee rewards play an integral part in many employee recognition programmes. They are an incentive for employees to participate in company-wide recognition programmes, w...

  A good Service Award is a symbol of appreciation, which continues to speak long after it has been awarded. This is amplified when the award takes the form of a tangible gi...

  Last week we spoke about values and how Kudos Social Recognition can be used to reinforce and drive your company’s values. This week we want to speak about how Kudos can ...

  Kudos Social Recognition is an employee recognition system and corporate social network. One key feature is its ability to link employee recognition to company core values....

  Service Awards are a traditional and long-standing form of recognition. In 2016, Service Awards continue to be used by companies and remain a relevant form of recognition. ...

  We are very proud to support Limerick swimmer, Fiona Doyle, as she prepares to go all the way at the 2016 Rio Olympics. We can’t help being excited as her mum, Mary Doyle...

  Social Recognition is the new kid on the block for many people – and is proving to be a much more effective and relevant recognition tool than traditional employee re...

The task of finding the right talent is time consuming and costly enough. Ensuring that new recruits remain in your organisation is your next concern. The first six months in ne...

Every organisation is different, with established traditions and evolving cultures. Whether you wish to implement an integrated employee recognition programme or simply present a o...

Many will be familiar with the work of the psychologist Abraham Maslow. He noticed that as individuals move towards the ‘goal’ of self-actualisation or potential, they required...

  Gift Innovations welcomes: Kudos® Social Recognition We have seen how employee recognition has evolved and how companies now understand its strategic importance. Our clie...

Recognise renewed employees after the summer break: As the holiday season comes to an end and the kids return to school, employees also return to work with renewed vigour. Your em...

Human Resources have many company responsibilities including the task of delivering employee recognition. Perhaps Sue’s dilemma will ring bells … While HR aims to l...

Receiving an award means your hard work has being recognised and celebrated by your peers. It’s like being presented with your very own Sam Maguire!   Whether you are looki...

‘What are employees into these days?’ is a question that Gift Innovations is often asked by HR when considering options for employee service awards. As we begin 2015,...

Here in the office, we often talk about recognising and thanking employees and customers but what about suppliers? When was the last time you showed your appreciation to them? Whi...

Many companies use the small benefits tax-relief at Christmas time to thank employees for their hard-work throughout the year. My brother received a €250 voucher from work l...

At a recent CIPD event Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of CIPD, gave an insightful presentation on the future of Human Resources. He discussed the changing profile of the workforce a...

Revenue commissioners consider long service to start at 20 years of service – and so offer tax relief on long service awards. Companies are generally aware of the...

Most of us are bombarded with social media content and we are receiving more junk-mail than ever before. Relevant messages can be deleted too easily with the press of a button. It&...

If you asked members of your organisation about their preferred method of recognition you would receive a diversity of answers. Ask the same group this question: ‘From who...

Companies now realise the importance of employee recognition and the need for fresh and innovative recognition solutions. Over the past number of years we have listened to client...

When companies seek our advice on their employee recognition programmes, these are some of the suggestions we make concerning the 'presentation' element of recognizing em...

How memorable are your service awards? After the party is over what continues to remind your workforce that they are valued? If the service award process and the awards themselves ...

Revenue commissioners consider long service to start at 20 years of service – and so offer tax relief on long service awards. Companies are generally aware of the small ben...