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Don’t Forget: Today is Administrative Professional’s Day!

by Falon
23. April 2014 14:00
Falon

We all know one, a person who seems to keep it all together AND keep cool as a cucumber in the process. Secretaries, assistants, receptionists, whatever you call them at your place of business does not matter. What matters is that they rock – on the daily. 

Today is their day. Say thank you. Get them a coffee, give them a gift, write them a card, send them home early, fill out a free ePraise card for them.

Whatever you do, do something and make it count. After all, do you know where you'd be without them? Probably late to a meeting, unprepared for your presentation, or buried in piles of paperwork.

HAPPY ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL'S DAY!

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As a team member since 2005, Falon has worn just about every hat the 'ville has to offer. She's seen both sides of working life — as an employee and as a manager — so if it sounds like she knows what she's talking about, we're pretty sure that's why. When she's not juggling between the IDville and Baudville brands, she's been known to whip up a mean diorama - just like that!

Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!

by Allison
21. April 2014 14:22
Allison

On April 21, in an undisclosed year in the 20th Century, I turned 21. My roommates threw a big shindig for me, which they cleverly called the Bearthday Party, combining the festivities of a milestone birthday with the commemoration of Earth Day, April 22. We were a clan of new bohemians who did things that weren't as common back then as they are now, like composting and recycling; tree hugging and rainbow gazing. So, this holiday was right in line with our lifestyle and a good reason to celebrate for 48 hours straight.

That was then, and this is 20 years & change later. What's happened since? Well, I started buying wrinkle cream, and words like sustainability, renewable resources, clean energy, and green consumerism have made it into the average person's vocabulary.

Earth Day celebrations now occur globally and have become a time for conversation, education, and conservation. If you're thinking about celebrating Earth Day, what can you do to make a difference?

Carpool. Or take the bus or train. Or ride your bike. Or even walk. The more you share rides, the less you tax the environment. And, if you travel with just the horsepower of your two legs—even better!

Save a tree. That means thinking before you print that email or 50-page annual report that you can just as easily view on screen. Or, paying a bill online or in person instead of mailing it. And, if you sign up for electronic statements, you'll reduce the amount of paper going in to your recycling bin.

Plant a tree. Trees provide so many benefits, I can't begin to list them all here. Good thing Tree People know their stuff so well and have shared their 22 reasons to plant and care for trees here.

Volunteer or Get Involved. At Baudville, we advocate for volunteering all year 'round, but if you want to do something special for Earth Day, then check out their Billion Acts of Green campaign. They have tons of ways to make an impact—many you might have never thought of!

Keep it up. The biggest change you can make is to take your Earth Day activities and spread them over days and months. Pretty soon, you'll be celebrating Earth Year!

Finally, if you're looking for gifts to reward eco-conscious behaviors on your team, you'll love our Growing Together theme. Check it out here!


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Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She's been writing for Baudville for five years and has worked in a variety of business settings for 20 years. Before becoming a professional writer 13 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She's what we call a true believer!

Our Top Three Themes for Recognizing Medical Laboratory Professionals!

by Allison
21. April 2014 09:39
Allison

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is April 20-26, 2014 and I've been doing a little research to learn more about it. It turns out, as a group, they do a great job of promoting the contributions they make behind the scenes in the healthcare industry. They even have a theme: "Rock Your Pride. Pride in yourself, pride in your work, pride in your results."

Hmmm…I think Baudville might have just right appreciation gifts to go with their theme!

You Rock. One of our most popular themes for workers in any industry, You Rock sends an energetic and positive message that will resonate especially with your lab workers.

Positive Praise. This theme has tons of fun, positive messages with bright colors and designs. So much to choose from, but my pick for your Medical Laboratory Professionals is You Rock Shout Outs. The entire week, your team can share the gift of mutual appreciation by covering their work area with recognition messages from their peers!

My Boss Thinks I'm Kind of a Big Deal. Knowing that so much of Medical Laboratory Professionals' work is performed backstage, so to speak, you can make an extra effort to shine the spotlight on them with our My Boss… theme gifts. Now everyone will know about the vital role these professionals play! Still not sure how to show your appreciation? Check out our all-new healthcare themed gifts or our huge variety of bestsellers. There is most definitely something for every healthcare professional on your list!

Which reminds me: National Nurses Week is also coming up May 6-12, 2014! If you have nurses to appreciate, too, get started shopping now!


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Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She's been writing for Baudville for five years and has worked in a variety of business settings for 20 years. Before becoming a professional writer 13 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She's what we call a true believer!

Give Me a High 5!

by Falon
17. April 2014 15:18
Falon

Today, April 17, 2014, is National High Five Day. When I think about high fives, the first thing that comes to mind is my three little boys at home.hi5My youngest is 2 years old, and one of the first celebratory actions he learned (as did my two older boys) was giving a high five. We give high fives for many reasons…

 

…to say great job!
…to say you rock!
…to say I like you.
…to celebrate.

…to say good game.
…to congratulate.
…to motivate. 

The fun and energy that comes from this universal action is contagious and it brings a smile to the high five giver and the high five receiver. Go ahead and YouTube epic high fives – you can't help but get excited. 

So, close your eyes and imagine I am giving you a virtual high five…

And, while you're at it, don't forget to check out our service awards solution, hi5 Recognition . It embodies the spirit of a high five – it's motivating, celebratory, fun, full of energy, and it is guaranteed to make you, and more importantly, your team, smile! Schedule and complete a demo of our Service Awards Program Solution and you'll receive our $25 Award Card for FREE! Happy National High Five Day!


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As a team member since 2005, Falon has worn just about every hat the 'ville has to offer. She's seen both sides of working life — as an employee and as a manager — so if it sounds like she knows what she's talking about, we're pretty sure that's why. When she's not juggling between the IDville and Baudville brands, she's been known to whip up a mean diorama - just like that!

Can We Talk About Your Managers?

by Allison
17. April 2014 09:45
Allison

"Why? What's wrong with our managers?," you might wonder out loud. Well, there may be nothing, but there may be something and if there is something that something could spell trouble. Are you having increased turnover in a particular area? Or lower performance than you're expecting? Is there a vibe of discontent bubbling under the surface? Any of these could indicate an issue with your middle or high-level leadership.

We're learning that managers hold in their power your company's ability to engage and retain your employees—the good ones elevate, the not so good ones eradicate.

Delve into this issue of RecogNation's article: Leadership. Are Your Managers Leading the Charge? Or Leading You to Ruin? to learn more!

 



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Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She's been writing for Baudville for five years and has worked in a variety of business settings for 20 years. Before becoming a professional writer 13 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She's what we call a true believer!

 

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