38 years ago, the penultimate pop funk band Earth Wind & Fire gave the world a classic: Shining Star. Released during their peak years, Shining Star delivered the uplifting, positive message that was so needed during the mid-70s. Nearly four decades later, the lyrics still ring true, and got me thinking about employee recognition. Your Read More

Dear CEO, Did you know that it is your responsibility to make your employees happy? Well, it is! Your first thought may be, “Oh great, like I need something else to do,” BUT if you simply make sure your people are happy you will see the benefits in countless ways like increased creativity, innovation, performance, Read More

This day in age, every employer should realize that employee recognition and employee engagement are vital to current and future success. No longer is there a need to prove the long-term benefits of engaging and recognizing employees. The research has been done and re-done. Engaged and recognized employees are your top performers, biggest supporters, and Read More

Remember when you used your Razr phone way longer than you should have, and then you finally got a smartphone and it blew your mind? Or when you kept buying MP3s until you realized Spotify was way cheaper and better? If you’re walking past an old-school metal suggestion box that’s begging for attention, you’re on Read More

It doesn’t matter if your employee recognition program is rewards-based, digital, or done in skywriting, it still takes continuous effort to keep everyone dishing out the praise. When an employee recognition program first launches at a company, the enthusiasm can quickly wane due to fatigue, busyness, and lack of follow-through. To be successful, companies have Read More

Every person, word, action, wall color, email, and vending machine snack at an organization ultimately shapes its company culture, but nothing can chisel, sand, and refine company’s vibe like employee recognition – especially when it’s digital. It’s been shown time and time again that praise from a manager and peers is an effective motivator at Read More

In early 2013, I wrote about ways digital employee recognition programs can shape company culture. A year and a half later, I believe all of those things more than ever. A great company culture takes a lot of work, and digital employee recognition can make a huge impact. One of my favorite HR Tech bloggers, Read More

We said it – email sucks. Email is one of, if not, the most impersonal forms of employee communication out there and yet we all are guilty of using it, in many cases when we know it’s not the correct employee communication given the situation and audience. When we started Teamphoria, of course the thought Read More

Colorado-Based Famous Brands International begins using Teamphoria’s digital employee recognition app across all levels of the corporate headquarters. Famous Brands International, the parent company of TCBY Frozen Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies, has implemented Teamphoria at its Colorado-based corporate headquarters and nearby Gifting Facility in Utah. Teamphoria will provide digital, peer-to-peer recognition across multiple locations, Read More