Bruce Fox Blog

9 Ways to Celebrate a Corporate Anniversary

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Oct 15, 2019 9:59:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 4 Minutes


Your business took countless hours, decisions, and people to make it where it is today. So now that you’ve hit one of the big milestones (and they tend to come faster than you realize), what do you do to celebrate?

Yes, you should do something to mark this special occasion – you, your employees, and your stakeholders deserve to commemorate it.

But what in the world should you do?

Throw a party?

Take your executive team to an exotic location?

Give everyone in the company branded gifts?

There are plenty of options out there, so we’ve put a list of the 9 most popular we’ve seen as a corporate recognition company.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by companies

Boosting Events with Custom Awards

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Oct 1, 2019 10:35:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 6 Minutes


Every business event requires planning – from the laid-back lunch meeting to the opulent corporate awards ceremony.

Quick turn-around events usually require minimal planning: just book the meeting space, order lunch, invite attendees, and ensure the room is stocked and ready.

However, once you launch from those minor events or meetings, more intricate and detailed planning is required. So for those events that take more planning, you create a checklist on what you need – venue, catering, décor, and countless other items.

However, where are the awards on that list? Near the bottom, right?

Unfortunately, that’s pretty typical. But let me ask you this – what is the event for? If you have awards, then that’s likely the focus of the night.

So why would you want to leave the awards until the last minute, meaning that you will have a rush job and stuck with whatever you can get? Or worse.

That’s a nightmare for any event planner.

Thus, here are some tips to help avoid disaster and create an experience that will leave everyone delighted.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Challenges faced by distributors, Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by companies

Honor Walls

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Sep 10, 2019 3:13:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 4 Minutes


 

So, when you think of an honor wall, what do you imagine?

Do you envision universities, hospitals, or churches honoring their donors?

Do you think of Fortune 500 companies showing off their top salespeople?

Do you picture organizations and companies displaying their board members?

All of those are common and highly popular versions of honor walls.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Challenges faced by distributors, Benefits for the end clients, Bruce Fox, Challenges faced by companies

Questions to Ask Yourself When Developing an Effective Awards Program

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Sep 3, 2019 12:04:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 9 Minutes

When building an awards program, it can feel overwhelming. However, you know that having a well planned and effective recognition program increases value, desirability, employee retention, and much more

So where do you start when building an effective awards program?

Since every organization is different, we will provide a series of questions to help get a program started, then you can grow and develop your program as needed.

These questions will assist you in defining and refining the program, which will make writing out the framework and overall program plan a breeze.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Challenges faced by distributors, Challenges faced by companies

Global and Local Promo Fulfillment

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Apr 23, 2019 12:09:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 13 Minutes


At Bruce Fox, we have a wide variety of services that we provide, but one such service that has increasingly become more popular and utilized is our Fulfillment service.

A Summary of Our Fulfillment Services

Need the product to be 100% made in the USA? We can do it – right here in our New Albany, Indiana facility.

Need something shipped from overseas and stored here? We can do that, too.

Our Capabilities Include:

  • On-site, dedicated warehousing facilities which allows us to manage and maintain your inventory.
  • Utilize a stock and release method to take advantage of quantity pricing for custom products.
  • Most release requests, or “callouts,” are typically shipped within five business days; many in 48 hours or less.
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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Challenges faced by distributors, Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by companies

Trend Alert: Performance-Based Recognition

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Apr 16, 2019 12:57:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 9 Minutes


Did you know that Years of Service is the number one type of recognition organizations have in place?

Yet, employees are no longer staying at companies for 30 plus years. Gone are the days of our forefathers when employees would get one job and stay there for their entire careers.

Now, employees regularly change jobs due to poor management, better benefits, more pay, flexible hours, and other personal or career opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the average person holds 12 to 15 jobs in their lifetime and that number is only projected to grow.

And with the demand for qualified employees thriving, who can blame them?

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Challenges faced by distributors, Objections posed by distributors, Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by companies

Cause and Effect: The Positives and Negatives of Employee Recognition

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Feb 5, 2019 12:10:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 16 Minutes


When you buy products for your employees, how do you decide what to get?

Price? That’s typical but shouldn’t be the sole factor.

Because you like it? What you like might not represent the majority of the recipients.

Because it’s useful? Useful to whom? A retiree most likely won’t need dishware or a blender; they will just give it away, likely to a child or grandchild. My mother would not appreciate some modern tech gift because she wouldn’t know how to use it, but my brother would.  

The point is, when was the last time you looked at how your recipients see your gift? Does it mean anything to them? Or does your gift come off as a slap in the face?

That’s a nightmare situation to say the least.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by companies

Picking the Right Present

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Dec 26, 2018 8:12:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 8 Minutes


The holidays are finally here (and over for some of us).

The eggnog was bought, the halls were decorated, and the endless holiday parties were (mostly) attended.

With all that running around, from setting up your out of office to wrapping up any last-minute projects, I want to take a moment to discuss one of the most thought-about subjects this season – presents.

Yes, you heard me.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by companies

Thanksgiving – Ways to Show Your Employees You Care

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Nov 20, 2018 1:52:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 10 Minutes

What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Having too much turkey and pumpkin pie? Spending time with your friends and family? Rushing from house to house, trying to make all the different get-togethers while wondering why you do this to yourself? Or is Thanksgiving just the day before Black Friday?

Thanksgiving means something different for many people; however, it did not start as all of those things. Thanksgiving started as the most basic definition – giving thanks.

Being thankful and celebrating what you have by giving thanks for it.

That’s the definition I want to remind everyone about – be thankful for what you have; whether that’s your friends, your family, your health, a roof over your head, or even your employees. Everyone has something to be thankful for.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Challenges faced by distributors, Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by companies

13 Terrifying HR Stats That Will Make You Lose Sleep

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Oct 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 16 Minutes


There is plenty out there to make any HR professional lose sleep, from laws that are bouncing around Parliament to the latest misconduct occurrence.  However, some rather important issues get lost under the stacks of paperwork. Countless hours get swallowed by the latest project or another situation that’s on fire.

Everyone has the fear that they’re missing something important because they are so busy. Unfortunately, it’s highly likely that you’re passing over important connections by just moving on to the next item on the checklist.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Challenges faced by companies