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Download Your 2014 Recognition Calendar — And See What Others Are Saying About It!

CAL14_Calendar_SpreadsHave you downloaded your 2014 Recognition Calendar yet? If so, great! Tell us how you’re using it to recognize Team Members and be entered to win a $100 US Visa gift card.

If you haven’t downloaded your calendar, why not? In addition to 365+ low- and no-cost recognition tips, the calendar has gotten rave reviews. See how Hilton Worldwide leaders are using it to recognize their teams:

We do monthly team meetings, and [I] try to use the calendar to customize or tailor the theme of our parties based on events. I like adding the birthdays of employees so we are certain to celebrate each.” — Matthew Nelson, Hampton Inn Norfolk-Naval Base, VA

We use the recognition tips for department dashboards and to plan my monthly department activities to get coworkers rallied up.” — Candace A. Mills, Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, IN

I uploaded every employee’s anniversary as well as birthday so that everyone is aware when to celebrate someone … this new Recognition Calendar will let everyone get in on the action.” — Madeline Gigli, Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Downtown, WA

Being new to the property, I’m excited to use this calendar as a way to meet people and build team spirit.” — Kim Tanner, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Rochester, NY

My 2014 New Year’s work resolution is to accomplish recognition each day! I have added the calendar into my day planner, so each day I will be inspired with a great idea to let someone know I appreciate them.” — Angie Hoffman, Hampton Inn Minneapolis NW Maple Grove, MN

I used the calendar to stay ahead of recognition dates so I could make sure each and every employee knew how valuable he or she was to me and to our guests. I was able to plan parties, meals, games, etc. around each particular day and make it special.” — Tara Hoganson, Hampton Inn Pampa, TX

[The calendar] recognized and motivated our team by marking milestones and achievements.” — Willian Gastrock, Hilton Newark/Fremont, CA

[We use] special event reminders for folks in our community to stay active and involved. [We use] work reminders to grow my hotel in revenue and heart, like staff member and clients’ special birthdays and events. [We also use the calendar] to build a personal touch in growing relationships, both personal and professionally.” — Stephani Allen, Hampton Inn College Station, TX

We are all asked to do more with less nowadays. In 2013, we decided to start doing more events on a much smaller scale. We followed the Recognition Calendar and other fun calendars and celebrated different departments and/or events throughout the year. We have started to plug in information from the Recognition Calendar to our electronic bulletin board. Team Members enjoy reading about different events and looking at pictures we post on the board. We are planning to be more creative in 2014!” — Merry Huarachi, Embassy Suites Crystal City – National Airport, VA

I love this calendar. I am responsible for our property’s associate newsletter. I always made sure whichever department was being recognized for that month was in the newsletter. I informed the manager of that department in advance so we could plan something special for their department. The little random daily events were nice. For example, Donut Day. The smile on associates’ faces when they get something unexpectedly, especially delicious sweets. I just printed the calendar for 2014 and sent it to our HR director and department heads. I feel this will be an even better year (morale-wise) with everyone having this calendar. Thank you.” — Jennifer Fisher, Embassy Suites Albuquerque – Hotel & Spa, NM

I will be using this calendar to enhance employee relations and motivate Team Members throughout the year!” — Fatima Santiago, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburg – Green Tree, PA

I was just going through fun things to do for 2014. Once a month, we have a Fun Day. All Team Members are invited and we plan a theme around the month. I was having trouble coming up with things to do in January and August—not anymore. And I see great things to do for Breakfast Hostess and Laundry. This is a great tool.” — Olivia Willis, Hampton Inn Pennsville, NJ

[We use the calendar] to develop every department [and] engage and encourage our Team Members.” — Alla Yousif, Hilton Sharm Waterfall Resort, Egypt

Based on the calendar, we follow the department recognition and do something special for that department. Whether it be giving everyone in the department a latte coupon, ordering pizza one afternoon, or providing a special lunch, etc. Every month by observing the calendar, we make sure everyone in the hotel knows they are appreciated throughout the year.” — Larry Freshler, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center, WA

“[We use the calendar] to recognize Team Member birthdays and as a guide to celebrate the departments of the month.
— Leesa McCall, Hilton Vancouver Washinton, WA

So what are you waiting for? Download today!

Posted on Jan 11, 2014

Topic(s): Recent Recognition Ideas

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