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Sweet Ideas for Celebrating Valentine's Day at Work

by Falon
6. February 2013 13:20
Falon

Valentine's Day is in the air... I can smell the sweet conversation hearts now and taste the sweet chalky residue. You are AWE-SOME. COOL. FREE 2 B U. Good times. Candy, chocolates, kind words - does it get any better?! At Baudville we embrace the holidays – big and small – work-related and Hallmark-created. And we'd love for you to embrace them, too! Here are some low-cost and no-cost ways to bring a little Valentine's Day cheer to your office this "holiday" season.


Play Cupid with Free Valentine's Day Print-and-Posts.
Leave the bow-and-arrow at home (and the diaper, too, please!) Download our fun, work-appropriate Valentine's Day sentiments and sneak them into your co-workers' office spaces for a little secret V-Day fun .

Download Free Valentine’s Day Print-and-Posts

 

Virtual Valentines? No Problem! Send a Free ePraise.
Check out our Special Edition Valentine's Day ePraise section. Type a quick note and send it their way! Our clever and safe-for-work Valentine's Day sentiments keep it light and fun!

Valentine’s Day ePraise Valentine’s Day ePraise Valentine’s Day ePraise

 

Candy? For me? You SHOULD have!
Valentine's Day and sweet treats go together like salt and pepper. Be prepared with a chocolate-filled candy dish at your desk. Or engage your team with some special Sweet Treats to let them know how awesome you think they are!

Sweet Treats

 

Have some time on your hands?
Bust out the red construction paper, doilies, and stickers, and create personalized valentines for your team members. Cap it off with a sucker, chocolate bar, or package of conversation hearts and you'll be the talk of the office!


Have a blast with your co-workers this Valentine's Day! And after you're done, tell us all about it! We can't wait to hear from you.

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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!

Random Acts of Kindness Week 2013 is February 11-17

by Cori
28. January 2013 07:00
Cori

We all know that small acts of kindness can make a big difference. Whether it’s a stranger holding open a door or a friend treating you to a cup of coffee, an act of kindness can change your perspective and your mood.

February 11-17, 2013 is the official Random Acts of Kindness Week, and it’s a great time to encourage team building and camaraderie in the office. Celebrate the week (or month, or year!) of kindness with your team by equipping them with information and ideas for both in and out of the office.

Download RecogNation!Educate your team that Random Acts of Kindness Week is coming up, and you hope everyone will participate. Fuel the group with ideas from our free 75 Random Acts of Kindness eBook and the Baudville Pinterest board. Post the ideas on a public bulletin board or print them out and keep them in a bowl. Encourage teammates to select a kindness idea and do it! At your next team meeting, ask individuals to share their Random Acts of Kindness experience.

We spend a lot of our time at work, and sometimes it feels like we see our coworkers more than our families! Make your work environment friendly, welcoming, and safe for all your employees by creating a place where acts of kindness are the norm, not the exception. A great work environment attracts and retains great talent, making your organization stronger and more successful.

As your team begins to practice acts of kindness around the office, you’ll notice the effect kindness has on your culture and your team’s attitudes. You may even decide to promote acts of kindness year round!

Do you have a great Random Act of Kindness story? Tell us about it!

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Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too)  and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.

Charmed Results: The Power of Pride Goes Viral

by Falon
17. January 2013 06:52
Falon

Achievements. Proudly displayed in offices, cubicles, in waiting rooms, on bookshelves, in the way we hold our heads high, shoulders back, walk with a pep in our step... we take pride in our achievements in many different ways. Being recognized for the value that we bring to our jobs, to our communities, to our families, is important. When we're recognized for our contributions, we want to do more.

It's important to note that not all achievements have to be acknowledged with grandiose crystal trophies. In fact, I would argue that smaller, more frequent acts of recognition and appreciation are more powerful than that once-in-a-blue-moon super celebration. And when the acknowledgement comes from all levels throughout the organization - peers, managers, leaders - the impact it has is more pronounced.

Our all-new Collect Your Flair Kits give you a program for recognizing defined behaviors throughout your organization, ultimately creating a culture of recognition and appreciation.

Kristy Sherlund, Baudville's VP of Product and Merchandising, explains the inspiration for our new Collect Your Flair Kits, "When I looked around most workspaces I found certificates hung on the walls, awards decorating desktops, and notes pinned up on cubicle walls – each representing a proud moment for the person displaying it. The power of pride can go viral and that's the kind of contagiousness, as a business leader, we want spreading around our offices. We designed our new Collect Your Flair Kits as a way for you to build a little friendly competition surrounded with pride in everyday achievements. So go ahead, spread the love and watch spirits soar!"

Collect Your Flair

Each Kit includes 120 pieces of Flair Wear(TM), and you choose whether you'd like your team to collect and display their flair on lanyards or desktop frames.
Photo of Collect Your Flair Lanyards Kit Photo of Collect Your Flair Desktop Frame Kit

The power is in the execution – define the behaviors you're going to reward, communicate with your team, and keep your eyes peeled for moments of greatness. Give flair, get results, and watch your team's success blossom!

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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!

And the MOward goes to...

by Falon
6. December 2012 14:14
FalonOver the past month you’ve been reading about all of our MOvember events, employee spotlights, and our dedication to raising awareness for men’s health issues. Well, MOvember has officially come to a close and I don’t think any of our moustachioed participants are still sporting their ‘staches… what’s the deal, guys? Had enough of the ‘stache?


While the facial follicles may have disappeared, our dedication to the cause is apparent! Together our team raised over $500 to support a local not-for-profit Prostate Cancer Advocacy Organization, PAACT. Way to go, team!

 

Photo of MO Bros and MO Sistas

^Our MoBros and Mo Sistas, MOvember 2012

Check out these before and after pictures below! And the MOwards went to…  
The Magnum Mo – Dave

The Keeper – Brad

The Manliest Mo – Rob

The Invisi-Mo – Tim

The Pirate Mo – Greg

Best in Show Mo – Dean
 

Magnum MO Award Keeper MO Award Manliest MO Award Invisi-MO Award Pirate MO Award Best In Show MO Award MO BRO BRUCE MO BRO JUSTIN MO BRO JUSTIN MO BRO JOHN MO BRO CJ MO BRO JIM MO BRO NICK

What a fun way to raise awareness and support the men in our lives. Thanks to everyone who participated. It’s been quite a hair-raising experience!

 


Winners with Miss MO

^The Winners with Miss MO!



Mo Bros 

^Our Participating MO Bros

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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!

Finding the MOvitation in MOvember.

by Falon
28. November 2012 08:00
Falon

Have you been following our MOvember challenge? We’re almost to the end! Catch the ‘staches while you can, I fear (or do I?) they will soon disappear. Curious to learn more? You can read all about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it here.

Throughout MOvember we’ve been spotlighting Mo Bros and Mo Sistas from Baudville who are taking part in this important initiative. This week’s participants are Rob and Marilyn, from our always-on-top-of-it Distribution Center team, who answered a few questions about why they’re inspired to be a part of the fun.

Today’s featured Mo Bro is Rob, one of our newest Baudville team members working as our Distribution Center Supervisor since October!

Photo of Rob

What inspired you to get involved with this cause?
Both of my parents passed away from cancer. Given that fact, I am always game for raising awareness and funds to help support a cancer-cure-finding cause!

Which kind of mustache do you plan to grow during MOvember?
Much to my wife’s disliking, I am going with the retro 1970s ‘stache. So far so good. Maybe I’ll even extend MOvember a few extra days! ;) 

What challenges and rewards have you faced so far during MOvember?

My biggest challenge, along with all of my other Mo Bros, has been the feedback from my wife; she cannot wait until this “thing” comes off. The time-savings on shaving, though, has been a little bit of a reward.

Up next, supporting the cause in memory of her father and father-in-law, is Mo Sista Marilyn, Legendary Queen of Order Picking and Baudvillian since 1996!  

Photo of Marilyn

What inspired you to get involved with this cause?
I myself am a cancer survivor. I feel that every type of cancer not only changes the life of the person infected with the disease, but also the lives of those that are connected in some way – husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, friends, neighbors, sons, daughters, the list could literally go on and on… It is so important to me that cancer cure research continues; that is why I got involved in MOvember.  

Who are some of your favorite mustachioed men?
Of course I love a good mustache as much as the next woman, but I would have to say my favorite mustached man would have to be my father.

Which Mo Bro are you sponsoring this month and how do you plan to support him?
I am not supporting any specific Mo Bro this month but instead have chosen to pledge my contribution in memory of my father and father-in-law – two amazing men that touched my life. It is my hope that in raising awareness for men’s health issues that more men will have more time to spend with their families making memories like I did with my father and father-in-law.

Thanks, Rob and Marilyn! It’s been great to see such commitment to the cause so far. Check out last week’s MOvember Challenge Spotlights here, and stay tuned everyone for our MOvember wrap-up coming soon! 

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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!

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