Jul 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Virtual is the New Vogue: Keep Your Employees Healthy and Productive

Lunch with coworkers and Friday happy hours…remember those? Heck, right now many of us would probably relish the chance to converse in the break room as we drink burnt coffee, which may or may not be ...
Author: Anna Straus, Co-Founder & CEO at Sparck

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Jul 13, 2020 8:25:28 AM

Build a Strong Company Culture, Outside the Office

According to a Glassdoor survey, 56% of employees stated a good workplace culture is more important than salary. According to a Glassdoor survey, 56% of employees stated a good workplace culture is mo...
Author: Maryellen Stockton
Jun 17, 2020 1:01:11 PM

3 Graduation Secrets to Attract and Retain the Best Talent

It’s that time of year again when graduating students are the largest population entering the job market. For recruiting, this is a great opportunity to access untapped talent. While the graduation ex...
Author: Abigail Kidd, VP of Client Experience at Sparck
May 27, 2020 11:51:00 AM

Sparck and Dark Stories: Employee Surveys during COVID

At Sparck, we have a saying: Avoid the Dark and Ignite the Sparck! Okay, so you’re probably wondering what that’s all about.   A "Dark Story" is a time when managers have the best of intentions to mak...
Author: Anonymous
May 26, 2020 3:47:46 PM

Personalized Recognition: How to Ask the Right Questions

In our blog post How to Successfully Recognize your Generationally Diverse Workforce, we broke down the differences between generations in the workforce to help you get started with recognizing and en...
Author: Anna Straus, Co-Founder & CEO at Sparck
May 19, 2020 10:09:15 AM

How to Successfully Recognize Your Generationally Diverse Workforce

Today’s workforce is more generationally diverse than ever. Many companies find themselves employing workers within four different generations, which results in new challenges for employers and manage...
Author: Abigail Kidd, VP of Client Experience at Sparck
Apr 15, 2020 11:15:00 AM

4 Key Ingredients for a Personalized Employee Recognition Experience

Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket! Today the phrase “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” is commonly associated with financial investments.  Put all your money in a single asset and you run the...
Author: Abigail Kidd, VP of Client Experience at Sparck
Apr 15, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Sparck and Dark Stories: Stale Peeps and Softball

  Don't Live in the Dark! Did you know that generic recognition (or lack thereof) is impacting your workplace?  Sneak a peek into what your employees want to say, but aren't... It's shocking! I work f...
Author: Anonymous
Mar 23, 2020 10:51:12 AM

Sparck and Dark Stories: Teamwork

Don't Live in the Dark! Did you know that generic recognition (or lack thereof) is impacting your workplace?  Sneak a peek into what your employees want to say, but aren't... It's shocking! At our com...
Author: Anonymous
Mar 20, 2020 6:39:36 PM

The Madness in March: 5 Ways to Coach Remote Teams During COVID-19

Today we are all facing a new reality both personally and professionally.  As you might guess from the title of this blog, we originally intended March Madness to be featured heavily throughout with a...
Author: Anna Straus, Co-Founder & CEO at Sparck
Feb 12, 2020 5:02:00 PM

Sparck and Dark Stories: Valentine's Day

  Don't Live in the Dark! Did you know that generic recognition (or lack thereof) is impacting your workplace?  Sneak a peek into what your employees want to say, but aren't... It's shocking! It had b...
Author: Anonymous
Feb 12, 2020 10:00:00 AM

6 Stages to Being a Better Leader

All humans have one thing in common: we want to love and be loved. We accept this idea when it comes to family, pets, sports teams, and favorite bands. But the moment we get to the office, a switch go...
Author: Hernani Alves
Jan 21, 2020 11:03:12 AM

5 Key Characteristics of the Best Employee Recognition Programs

If you have an Employee Recognition Program in place, now is the time to ask yourself “how can we improve?  What worked and what didn’t? What can we do better?” If you haven’t built a recognition prog...
Author: Anna Straus, Co-Founder & CEO at Sparck
Jan 21, 2020 10:46:58 AM

Sparck and Dark Stories: The Do's and Don'ts of Thank You Notes

Don't Live in the Dark! Did you know that generic recognition (or lack thereof) is impacting your workplace?  Sneak a peek into what your employees want to say, but aren't... It's shocking! Despite wh...
Author: Anonymous
Dec 16, 2019 5:05:33 PM

“Ho...Ho...Oh…” - Employee Holiday Gifts Gone Wrong

With the holiday season in full swing, you’re probably starting to think about what gifts to get your employees.  But what to buy? Ah yes, the annual conundrum! Let’s start by asking what’s the purpos...
Author: Anna Straus, Co-Founder & CEO at Sparck
Dec 16, 2019 4:56:36 PM

Sparck and Dark Stories: Holiday Season

Don't Live in the Dark! Did you know that generic recognition (or lack thereof) is impacting your workplace?  Sneak a peek into what your employees want to say, but aren't... It's shocking! I work for...
Author: Anonymous
Nov 25, 2019 12:35:11 PM

Values-Based Recognition - It's All in the Design

By now you probably know how important it is to recognize your employees in a meaningful way and it’s no secret that many of the world’s most successful companies have implemented employee recognition...
Author: Anna Straus, Co-Founder & CEO at Sparck
Nov 25, 2019 12:29:00 PM

Sparck and Dark Stories: Don't Leave it up to Lady Luck

 Don't Live in the Dark! Did you know that generic recognition (or lack thereof) is impacting your workplace?  Sneak a peek into what your employees want to say, but aren't... It's shocking! I work in...
Author: Anonymous
Sep 20, 2019 10:15:20 AM

Enhance Your Employee Experience with Social Wellness

Chances are if you’ve lived above ground over the past several years, you’re familiar with the growing trend that the workplace isn’t all about work…work and more work. More and more companies are rea...
Author: Anna Straus, Co-Founder & CEO at Sparck
Sep 20, 2019 10:03:10 AM

Sparck and Dark Stories: Make it Meaningful

Don't Live in the Dark! Did you know that generic recognition (or lack thereof) is impacting your workplace?  Sneak a peek into what your employees want to say, but aren't... It's shocking! When I arr...
Author: Anonymous
Aug 19, 2019 10:50:07 AM

Sparck and Dark Stories: The Right Way to Show Appreciation

Don't Live in the Dark! Did you know that generic recognition (or lack thereof) is impacting your workplace?  Sneak a peek into what your employees want to say, but aren't... It's shocking! I work for...
Author: Anonymous
Aug 14, 2019 12:17:02 PM

Traditional Employee Recognition is Increasing Turnover

The Scene: Jack has been a dedicated employee with your company for 5 years!  This is his first job out of college and you appreciate the hard work and loyalty he has shown.  At the annual company mee...
Author: Anna Straus, Co-Founder & CEO at Sparck
Jul 21, 2019 11:20:40 PM

Not just a TV Show - 4 Ways to Give Your Employees a Voice

Today, more than half of all employees are actively looking for a new job according to Gallup - yikes. They’re disengaged, and IF they decide to leave, it costs companies 30% to 250% of their annual s...
Author: Anna Straus, Co-Founder & CEO at Sparck
Jul 18, 2019 9:49:02 AM

Sparck and Dark Stories: Remember Birthdays

Don't Live in the Dark! Did you know that generic recognition (or lack thereof) is impacting your workplace?  Sneak a peek into what your employees want to say, but aren't... It's shocking! It was my ...
Author: Anonymous
Apr 19, 2019 3:32:07 PM

Sparck and Dark Stories: Ignite a Thriving Workplace

At Sparck, we have a saying - “Avoid the dark and ignite the Sparck.”  Okay, so you’re probably wondering what that’s all about.   “Dark” moments are the times where employers have the best of intenti...
Author: Anna Straus, Co-Founder & CEO at Sparck
Mar 27, 2019 2:17:08 PM

Personalized Recognition Eats Perks for Breakfast

“Wow, is there anything that I can do to change your mind?” “Is there something we can do on our end to make you happy?” “What would it take for us to keep you?” Why wait until one of your employees W...
Author: Anna Straus, Co-Founder & CEO at Sparck
Jun 25, 2018 1:48:35 PM

Where is your talent going?

What is your company actively doing to avoid losing talent? Get a pulse on turnover and employee engagement with our FREE #BeHeard Employee Engagement Survey!  
Author: Anna Straus, Co-Founder & CEO at Sparck
Jun 24, 2018 6:09:10 PM

Take Time off for Health and Wellnesss

Taking time off has long been stigmatized in U.S. business culture. Kimble, a professional services automation company based in Boston, found that 47 percent of workers did not take all of their earne...
Author: Anna Straus, Co-Founder & CEO at Sparck
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