Need to stimulate fresh ideas at your company?  Do what UK hi-fi retailer Richer Sounds did. The company stumbled upon an innovative idea when they realized that when employees get together outside the office, they generally talk about … you guessed it!  Work! That’s their common bond. So Richer Sounds decided to capitalize on it by encouraging they socialize.  Actually each branch or department is expected to meet once a month and the company gives each person approx. $8.50 for a liquid refreshment.  Their job is to share the ideas they discuss “after hours.”  And it works because they have come up with all sorts of innovative and fresh ideas for the company.


It gives after-hours a whole new meaning….


Need a Special Employee Recognition Gift this year?


Hallmark Tributes has a picture frame with a chip embedded in it that you can record your personal greeting to. You can record a thank you or job well done message directly on the frame, ad a motivational quote or a meaningful photo or leave it blank for the employee to include a picture of her choosing.  Check out Hallmark Tributes  for other meaningful ideas to recognize, motivate and connect with employees, clients and other business associates through corporate gifts.


Want to practice corporate conscientiousness?


Do what Billtrust (an outsource billing company) is doing. Rewarding its customers who shifted to paperless online billing with their e-Adoption program, in partnership with Plant a Tree USA. Plant a Tree USA, is a reforestation company based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  Recipients receive a personalized certificate describing the gift that was given on their behalf.


Check out CharityChoice , a company that offers donation gift cards which allow recipients to chooser where their donation will go.


That’s Caring is a green gift company that uses biodegradable wrap, recyclable trays and baskets for its gift baskets and also ships with carbon offsets.


Give the gift of MOTIVATION and professional Growth …. Visit the Women’s Success Series for a listing of audio programs – totally environmentally safe – digital download audio programs with a pdf workbook.  During the holiday season you can buy one at regular price and get your choice of any other program FREE with my compliments. When you place your order, you will receive links to download the program and a message asking which program you want as your BONUS.  (Good thru December 31st, 2008).