Posts Tagged ‘employee recognition’

Dec 11

Surprise your clients and send them a Birthday Card by mail

Posted by Jodi Riolo | Comments Off on Surprise your clients and send them a Birthday Card by mail

Birthday cards for business – Recognize your favorite clients and employees with a Birthday Greeting Card in their mailbox.

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When you mail a birthday card it has a much different and very personal effect on people, and a personal connection leads to better business relationships. Receiving (snail) mail has become a bit of a novelty, and younger Millennials feel they are connecting to someone in a different and more meaningful way when they receive physical mail. Also, by sending a greeting card to their home, employees will see you made an extra effort to recognize their special day. This can also be a great way to send a little extra something like a coffee gift card.*

Send the important people to your business a quirky yet professional Birthday Greeting Card, and they will remember how you made them feel.

Birthday recognition plans are highly effective retention programs. We make the entire process a piece of cake! We will track and mail birthday cards to every employee and/or client on time, every time for you, so you don’t have to worry about it.

mail a birthday card

Check our our professional birthday greeting card catalog here. You choose a design, confirm your contact list, and we will schedule the cards to be sent to arrive on the appropriate dates.

An email can land in the spam box or get lost in a mass of unwanted emails. On social media, you can’t always be sure your post will be seen, and mass-messaging or texting is very far removed from sending someone a real greeting card that they can hold in their hand.

Will your clients remember you?

*Note: With our done-for-you Birthday Greeting Card Programs, if you supply the gift cards, we will insert them when the birthday card is sent.

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Jan 26

Employee Recognition Greeting Card Program

Posted by Jodi Riolo | No Comments

Employees are the heart and soul of your business, make sure they know they are appreciated!

employee recognition greeting card programEmployee productivity is the heart of a successful business. Recognize their efforts routinely, and create a positive work environment. When employees can take pride in their work, and are recognized for it, they are more pro-active and their productivity increases.

Employee Recognition Greeting Card Program

We send 3 cards over a 1 year period . . . . . . . . . . $10.00/per employee

For our employee recognition programs, we recommend mailing the cards to the employee’s home – it will feel more personal.

We suggest you send different types of cards such as:

·       Birthday Card

·       Team Building Card

·       Holiday Card

You choose one design for each card, and let us do the rest! Our price includes a brightly colored envelope and is hand addressed/hand stamped. Your employees will never know you didn’t send it yourself….unless you tell them!

The 2 most powerful words in business: Thank You
Use them often! Send greeting cards to your employees.
#realestate #brokers #insurance #sales #rewardemployees #thankyoucards

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Aug 8

Birthday Cards for your Employee – We mail them for you!

Posted by Jodi Riolo | No Comments

Surprise your employees and favorite clients with a Birthday Card in their mail.

Ears HappyBirthday LI 968pxLet’s face it, as we get older, birthdays come more quickly and don’t seem as special as when we were younger. But doesn’t it still make you feel good to get a nice greeting in your mail when you weren’t expecting it?

Spread good feelings with the special people who make up your business team! And aren’t valued customers just as important? Let them know it without a sales pitch!  A brightly colored card in a sea of bills and junk mail — Happy Birthday and Have a Great Day can solidify a relationship in our non-stop streaming world.

Creating a system for keeping track of the birthdays and cards sent can become tedious and unmanageable. That is where Client Retention can help! All we need is your contact lists, and we will send cards to arrive on or before their birthday. For employees, these campaigns are especially effective if the birthday cards are sent to their home. This also shows their family how much they are appreciated by their employer!

*Birthday card programs begin at just $3 per employee. This includes your choice of card and verse, and a brightly colored envelope with a real stamp that we will hand sign, address and send with their personalized card inside.

Working with Client Retention makes the entire process a piece of cake. We will track and mail birthday cards to every employee and/or client on time, every time for you, so you don’t have to worry about it.

*Minimums do apply, please contact us for an exact quote

Three Dollars Per Year Per Employee to make them feel incredibly special and appreciated. Birthday Card Recognition Programs are a very personalized way of connecting with your employees.

Client Retention understands the high value of customer service and building relationships for long-term business growth.

Review our birthday card selection here.

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Oct 23

6 Hard Core Reasons NOT to Promote an Employee

Posted by Jodi Riolo | No Comments

 

Promoting an employee from within an organization can save time, money and be a great morale booster.  However, there can also be a down side as well.  Entitled employees can be difficult to work with at promotion time.

How many times (in your opinion, of course) have you witnessed or had to work with someone promoted to a position of authority that truly wasn’t qualified?  Time and time again manager/supervisor advancements are given to the wrong employees.  We’ve all seen it happen.

If you are in a position to promote within, here are some obvious reasons and personality types you may want to steer away from.

When Entitled Employees Don’t Get That Promotion, Here’s What They’re Thinking . . .

 

1. But I Have Seniority!” 

Longevity with the company doesn’t automatically equip an employee with leadership skills, clarity and direction.  This employee may be the “go to” person amongst their peers, but not necessarily a candidate for promotion.  

An advancement based solely on seniority may create problems.  It won’t take long for employees to build animosity toward their new leader, especially if it was “one of their own” they have to report to.

 

2.  The Teacher’s Pet 

Mighty sad, but this still exists. This is usually a high maintenance employee looking for repeated acknowledgment and attention.  Often, this employee has a self esteem problem and doesn’t feel worthy of their work efforts or track record, therefore the need to continually flatter the boss.

It’s amazing to me how one can be blind to this tactic when it is so obvious to everyone else.  Respect from the troops is just not there.  Really, who wants to report to this person?

 

3.  The Hard Worker 

Although she knows every detail about the job and completely dependable, the leadership, motivation and delegation quality is just not there and if promoted to a supervisory position, will feel totally out of her element and begin to struggle.   Promoting this person to a supervisory position could send her packing to another job before long.  Instead, reward this employee for a job well done! 

 

4.  “I Don’t Have an Ego!” 

Of course he does, that’s why he will accept a promotion without being qualified! Ego’s can drive an employee to accept a leadership role they have no business accepting.  The ego-centric often keeps his staff in a state of psychological emergency  because he thinks employees must be managed by beating on his chest.  Whoa . . . problems here!

 

 5.  “I know I Can Do This!”

There are times the promoted employee whole-heartedly accepts the position knowing full well, he/she is not a leader or possesses any managerial skills.  The assumption the employee uses to reinforce the promotion (in their mind) is that the skill set is either already there and just not tapped into, or the skill set will magically appear because after all, someone sees something in him/her.

 

 6.  “You’ll Train Me to Be a Good Manager, Right?”

Another sad situation is that the employee knows that she is not leadership material but accepts the position because the company said they would invest in training.  I don’t think this works well either.  Here’s my opinion again. You are either a leader or you’re not.  It’s a personality thing. You can be trained to sharpen up your already acquired skill set, but this quality has to come from within, which by the way, starts out at a very early age. 

 

Let’s Hear it for Those in the Trenches!

The right equation for any company is a harmonious work environment with high productivity. Employees are the life blood of every company, so without their efforts there are no customers.  Think about implementing an employee recognition program.  When employees fit their job position well; they are team players, productive contributors to the bottom line and happy!  This equates to exceptionally satisfied loyal customers, referrals and repeat business!  

Bottom Line:  If you want to promote from within your department or organization, get in the trenches yourself and do some serious job shadowing.  You’ll be amazed at what you find out.  Who knows, you just might find a more qualified candidate you hadn’t considered.

 

Jun 9

Bullies In The Workplace – Client Retention suggestions

Posted by Sandie Marinoble | 1 Comment

bullies at workHere at Client Retention, we have years of customer service and management experience. Here is our perspective…

What determines a bully?

  • Bullies purposely try to make people feel uncomfortable OR purposely put people down.
  • Some also have a habit of keeping you in a state of “psychological emergency.” This makes them feel important by continually keeping you in a scrambling mode.
  • You are constantly walking on eggshells around them and they love it.  This is one of the worst forms of bullying. MORE