Recognizing Your Employees with Custom Crystal Awards

Custom crystal awards can be an immensely effective component of any business. After all, as a company, you can only go as far as your employees are able to take you. Everyone appreciates being recognized for their work, and even seeing others recognized can give co-workers an added sense of comfort in their position. This is why it’s important to have a clear, well-planned employee recognition program in place for your company. However, you should also be able to identify the goals of this … [Read more...]

Unique Award Ideas in Houston

Awards by Allstar provide unique award ideas in Houston for any occasion, especially crystal recognition awards.  However, Awards by Allstar produces more than crystal awards, plaque, and statues.  Another entire area of specialty is our vases, cups, and bowls line of unique crystal awards.  Vases, cups, and bowls are a favorite of many companies.  Offering unique designs, Awards by Allstar vases, cups, and bowls are attractive crystal awards that are sure to be the highlight of any event, … [Read more...]

Crystal OSHA Awards For Your Workplace Safety Program

It might seem strange to award a working facility for following and abiding by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration laws and regulations; however, at Awards by Allstar Houston, we understand that they are important for the well-being and continued successes of many working facilities.  The benefits of recognizing working facilities with crystal OSHA awards include creating a sense of pride and teamwork that will filter down and help continue to promote safe working conditions, … [Read more...]

Recognition Awards in Houston Texas

There are lots of reasons to purchase a customized award: golf tournament, retirement, employee of the month, civil recognition for service, etc, and Awards by Allstar is the premier manufacturer and retailer of recognition event awards Houston has to offer. Awards by Allstar specializes in manufacturing custom designed awards.  Easily able to produce plaques and awards to commemorate and celebrate the significant conquests and successes of any occasion.  Popular reasons to order an award … [Read more...]

Crystal Awards For Your Company's Annual Event

Have you been chosen to coordinate your company’s annual crystal awards event? Whether your company hires event planners or relies solely on its own employees to do all of the planning, it is important that everyone involved in putting the awards event together is on the same page and committed to putting on a stellar awards event that represents their company in a positive way. For over twenty years, Awards by Allstar has worked closely with meeting planners in Houston, meeting planners in … [Read more...]

Performance Driven by Motivational Goals and Expectations

Article by: H. Monroe IV When it comes to clear motivationally achieving goals, three facts have been proven: 1.)    Goals that are specifically focused and are “in few numbers” are the ultimate goals. The longer your to-do list is the less focus you will have, and chances are you will not wind up doing anything on the list. 2.)    “Stretch goals” have also been found to be the best goals. Stretch: being that the goals are not far from reaching accomplishment, not to say the goals are easy by … [Read more...]

Sustaining an Efficient Business with Corporate Culture

Article by H. Monroe IV Canada’s most admired corporate leaders shared secrets that they used to build and sustain a corporate culture that is both successful and efficient.  Researchers conducted a survey on 500 Executives to get their point of view on corporate culture.  Here are a few survey results that stood out: 85% of executives believe that a new leader can change an organization’s culture. 75% of executives believe cultural fit is more important than necessary skills in finding … [Read more...]

Seeing + Believing= Achieving

Article by: H. Monroe IV The key to turning your company's vision into a reality is to first create a vision that is both in the means of the company's capability, as well as having the resources required to make the vision come to life. Being that a mission statement is essentially corporate terminology thrown together; most employees find the information easily disposable and disregard what they've heard. I have found that vision statements are superior to mission statements when it comes to … [Read more...]

Hard Work Earns Awards

Article by: H. Monroe IV A true Cinderella story for a Learning Center, which originated as a reaction from the school district to an “increasingly high dropout rate we were seeing at Benjamin Franklin High School,” said Charles Staniskis (Principal of The Franklin Learning Center since 1993). This year in Philadelphia, the Franklin Learning Center was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School, by the Department of Education; As well as, receiving the Bronze Medal for America’s Best High Schools in … [Read more...]

The Recipe for Success: Part I – Communication

Photo By  poptech Article By Elizabeth Nguyen Communication is defined as a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior. It's the core of human interaction and business. Having an open channel for effective communication is one of the keys to success. It paves the way for innovation. Ideas are shared, and improvements can be made. It is essential for employees to be encouraged to ask questions about their industry, their … [Read more...]

Reality Check – Keeping Expectations Realistic

Article by Elizabeth Nguyen Are you're expectations realistic? Setting high goals for your employees can motivate and show trust in their abilities. Yet there comes a point where high expectation becomes odious and counter productive. Think of productivity as a funnel filling an employee's bottle of accomplishments for the day. As a task or expectation is assigned, a pebble is dropped into the funnel and falls into the bottle when they're completed. If the expectation or task is too heavy to … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Double Your Productivity

Photo by dmachiavello Article by Elizabeth Nguyen One of the biggest buzzwords in personal development and business is productivity. Businesses strive to get the most out of their employees, and people want to get the most out of life. Here are 7 tips that can get you started on the right track: Work at your energy peaks. It’s better to play at our strengths than our weaknesses. There are certain times of the day where we feel at our very best. Some people are more energized in the morning, … [Read more...]

It's Not That He's Unmotivated. Rather, He's Motivated for a Different Reason.

Photo by slworking2 By Elizabeth Nguyen It’s seen all the time. The “slacker” employee is off in his/her cubicle playing computer games on the company’s dime. A manager coming by might see this and call the employee into the office for a strong reprimand. The employee, in turn, becomes even more apathetic or resentful towards his/her job. Thus, the cycle continues until somebody blows up. Unfortunately at the same time, the energy and productivity of the workplace is sucked down into an … [Read more...]