A.R.E. The free, inexhaustible fuel. Appreciation. Recognition. Encouragement. While the four remodeling crew workers (including the owner) greatly appreciated the generous cash gift they individually received, they came back inside the house to thank me for the sentiments i wrote on each of their cards. A few specific, sincere, and timely sentiments on each card. It […]

Why would you make a new employee wait five years?

Photo: screen shot from LinkedIn yesterday.     Top photo summary: Based on the Amazon employee’s status update, Amazon doesn’t recognize an employee’s 1-year anniversary. But they do celebrate 5-years with a special employee ID. Bottom photo summary: Disney recognizes 5-year employment anniversaries like Amazon, but also celebrates the first-year anniversary with a special Steamboat Willie […]