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Keeping Your Workforce Happy

Keeping Your Workforce Happy

Ever wish there was an easy button for improving the morale of your workforce? Join Sam Varn in this audio series as he discusses the importance of keeping your workforce happy and promoting positive morale.  As your employees begin to … Continue reading

The Importance of Motivating Volunteers

The Importance of Motivating Volunteers

Join Sam Varn in this audio clip as he discusses the importance of motivating volunteers. Sometimes we can take for granted the manpower provided by our tireless donors. It is essential that non-profits have a robust recognition program that keeps … Continue reading

Figuring It All Out

Figuring It All Out

If you haven’t figured this out yet, customer loyalty is the hidden secret to running a profitable  company. The math proves this truth over and over, no matter what business you are in. It simply costs less to keep a … Continue reading

Praise Pays

Praise Pays

In a world where we are constantly measuring effectiveness and looking for ways to set ourselves apart from the competition, the attitude of our workforce matters. In fact statistics show that it pays to keep your workforce happy. Happy employees are more productive, better leaders, more creative and better team players. Conversely, unhappy employees are almost always detrimental to business. Ever wish there were an easy button for improving the morale of your workforce? Continue reading

How to Say Thanks but No Thanks

We impart value to others when we say yes, but we also impact value in how we say no. If we are abrupt, careless, or selfish, we risk showing others that we do not have high moral character. Worse, we risk sending the message that they are worthless, when that should not ever be the impetus to our message at all. How we say no can impact our offers, opportunities, and relationships far into the future. Continue reading

Help Yourself

Help Yourself

Everyone loves a countdown. Think New Year’s Eve, the start of old movies, and David Letterman’s Top Ten. The 4s compiles decades of experience in recognizing excellence into Advice 4U. Ladies and gentlemen…The 4s. Continue reading

Words Words Words

Words Words Words

Everyone loves a countdown. Think New Year’s Eve, the start of old movies, and David Letterman’s Top Ten. The 4s compiles decades of experience in recognizing excellence into Advice 4U. Ladies and gentlemen…The 4s. Continue reading

You better recognize!

You better recognize!

Sometimes people are screaming for recognition without anyone noticing. You’d be surprised what kind of difference recognition will make, if only you could recognize the signs that people crave it. Continue reading

All You Need is Love

All You Need is Love

While most people cringe at the thought of Valentine’s Day, I personally love any excuse to recognize my loved ones. On a holiday dedicated to love it can be difficult to find the best way to celebrate with the people you care about. All you have to do is plan ahead. Continue reading

Methods of Motivation

Methods of Motivation

You need to find a way to motivate your employees. I know I’m about to hear a chorus of, “But I pay them, that should be motivation enough.” However, paycheck = required (that is unless you have a team of serfs tilling the earth for you). Take it from the Zen Master, recognition goes far beyond a paycheck. Great recognition can spark a revolution that motivates your team to go above and beyond, from required to remarkable. Continue reading