Recognition

Harnessing the power of respect

Dr. Paul Marciano is the author of Car­­rots and Stick Don’t Work: Build a Culture of Employee En­­gage­­ment with the Principles of RESPECT. We spoke to him about how to build a successful career as an admin and the power of respect in the workplace.

5 most common recognition awards

By the numbers, here's how many employers say they hand out certificates and plaques to reward employee accomplishments.

Turning Eeyore into Mary Poppins

If you’re the office Eeyore who says, “We tried that before and it didn’t work,” highlighting the negatives isn’t likely to get you noticed—at least, not in a good way. Instead of pointing out the downside, try using these tactics.

To dye or not to dye graying locks?

Aging is a fact of life, but these days you can find plenty of ways to conceal its harsher effects on our appearance. Should you take advantage of these techniques?

Business Management Daily announces the winners of its Administrative Professionals Week survey

A big thanks to everyone who participated in our Administrative Professionals Week celebration! We're delighted we could give you a little something here and there as a tribute to everything you do. Here are the winning responses—and just a few of our other favorites—to our Tuesday survey! 

Admins: MacGyvers of the modern office

Executive assistant, administrative assistant or secretary—whatever the title, you are the ones who keep America’s offices running, even though you’ve taken on more and more work as budgets shrink.

Recognition vs. recession

In an OfficeTeam and IAAP survey, managers were asked: “What impact, if any, has the economy had on your company’s em­­ployee recognition efforts?”

9 ways to reward team members

In Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton’s book The Orange Revolution, they offer low-cost ideas for sparking or rewarding employee engagement:

Breathe fresh air into staff birthdays

Is having birthday cake in the break room becoming a bit stale? Break out of the rut when it comes to celebrating staffers' birthdays with these ideas:

Give kudos at staff meetings

Food & Friends has a low turnover rate (more than 70% of employees having been with the nonprofit for at least five years). Among the firm’s retention strategies: “Kudos” are read at weekly staff meetings.