I am the owner and vice president of EDCO Awards & Specialties, a dedicated supplier of employee recognition products, branded merchandise, and athletic awards. We help companies in expressing gratitude and appreciation to their employees.
9 Ways You Can Maximize Social Media Influence for Recognition
Social media is a powerful catalyst for gaining recognition and influence in our interconnected world. It’s also a key component in branding campaigns. Brand recognition offers you a competitive edge as it makes your business appear trusted and familiar to customers. And social platforms have now become a thriving hub for lead generation, business marketing, and brand recognition.
How to Inspire Employees to Embrace Sustainable Practices
One of the most prevalent trends in the business world today, including the recognition industry represented by crystal awards, is the idea of sustainability. This concept is not only beneficial for the planet but also for businesses themselves. Embracing sustainability can help businesses save money and, more importantly, attract top recruits to join their workforce. In this era where Millennials and Gen Zs are leading the charge in the sustainability movement, employees are pushing their employers to become more environmentally conscious and socially responsible.
The Rise of eSports: Embracing Virtual Sports' Future
Those who don’t consider esports “real” sports may wish to think again: While traditional sports still captivate audiences around the globe, another form of competition continues gaining traction and redefining the nature of athletic competition. With its exponential growth and increasing mainstream recognition, esports has undeniably risen to prominence and staked a worthy claim as the future of sports.
From Passport Stamps to Custom Trophies: Creating Personalized Travel Keepsakes
Now that the world has reopened after COVID-19, everyone is anxious to return to a plane and explore their favorite tourist destinations. And while everyone enjoys long strolls through an art museum or a visit to a world-renowned landmark, most of us love to pick up a few souvenirs and travel keepsakes along the way. Coming back home with train tickets stuck into a journal or tourist maps packed into the bottom of a suitcase allows travelers' to bring back beloved mementos to remember their journey.
5 Tips for Using Non-Monetary Incentives to Improve Motivation and Productivity of Creative Teams
Throw money at the problem—that's often the answer companies will take when recruiting and retaining talent and improving a team's motivation and productivity. And while fair compensation has long been important, cash alone isn't always the answer. Non-monetary incentives are vital in building a more well-balanced work environment where all team members feel recognized and rewarded for their contributions. Such "fringe" benefits enrich the human experience in a place that's become increasingly digital: the workplace.
Award-Winning Cosplay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Elevating Your Skills
Maybe you are new to cosplay. Perhaps you’ve been doing it for a while. Whether new or experienced, there are still ways to level up your cosplay game. Better wigs, more friends and a larger community, and other characters to cosplay can help you level up your cosplay game.
A Spotlight on Outstanding Theater Performances
Theater is a medium unlike any other. The immediacy of a live performance cannot be replicated in movies or books, and when that immediacy is tied with a killer performance, the results are uniquely magical. With that in mind, let’s take a moment to talk about a few of the performances that truly showcase how wonderful the theater can be.
How to Create Virtual and Hybrid Awards Programs for Remote Employees
Employee awards programs aren't anything new. However, they are becoming increasingly more complicated to manage due to the rise in hybrid and remote workforces. The irony is that they are more needed than ever. One recent study showed that over 90% of leaders felt their virtual workers were disconnected due to isolation. Authentic, impactful recognition programs could help.
How Athletic Experience Can Help You on the Job Market
The job market can be just as competitive as the playing field. When job advertisements receive hundreds of applications, it is up to you to make your resume stand out. If you played sports in high school, college, or even recreationally, you might have a unique leg up on your competition. Done the right way, your athletic history can benefit your resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).