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Epic Virtual Holiday Parties for Everyone

By Lydia Stevens on October 22, 2020

Let's be honest; this year has been tough. Social isolation, fear of the unknown, and a long list of canceled plans have been shared experiences by nearly everyone. As the holidays get closer, many people are wondering how to connect with people during this time of year. That's why this holiday season, Preciate decided to give away free virtual holiday party subscriptions powered by Preciate Social to a variety of organizations who could use some extra holiday cheer. These include organizations like nonprofits, educational institutions, and healthcare providers. All you have to do is let us know you're interested, and we will be in touch shortly.

Topics: Future of Work Employee Engagement Remote Working Employee Engagement Software Virtual Socialization
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5 Steps for Hosting Virtual Happy Hours Everyone Will Love

By Lydia Stevens on October 5, 2020

Let's face it: virtual happy hours can be super awkward. When Preciate first went completely remote at the start of the pandemic, we had a couple virtual get togethers that were lackluster at best. And it wasn't because we don't get along or have a good company culture. It was simply because those online meeting tools weren't designed to help people connect and build relationships while socializing virtually.

Topics: Future of Work Workplace Relationships Employee Engagement Software Virtual Socialization
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How to Use a Slack App for Employee Recognition

By Lydia Stevens on September 8, 2020

Slack is a workplace communication tool worth over $20 billion. It's popularity has been largely fueled by its ability to adapt to user needs quickly and its slick, user-friendly design.

Topics: Future of Work Employee Recognition Employee Engagement Remote Working Company Culture
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12 Awesome Ideas for Virtual Team-Building Activities and Events

By Lydia Stevens on July 2, 2020

Remote work has become noticeably more popular the past few years, and now, it's more prevalent than ever. The global pandemic has caused companies as prominent as Facebook, Twitter, and Slack to make what may have once been a radical announcement: all employees can work from home forever.

Topics: Future of Work Employee Engagement Remote Working Virtual Socialization
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5 Remote Working Tools You May Not Have Thought Of Yet!

By Lydia Stevens on March 19, 2020

Remote working comes with its benefits, and it also comes with a host of challenges. Depending on factors such as childcare, office space, and other logistical considerations, remote working can become a lot more complicated than it might initially sound in fun articles on future generations.

Topics: Future of Work Employee Recognition Remote Working Employee Engagement Software
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Why Use Microsoft Teams? 4 Reasons to Start Today

By Lydia Stevens on February 28, 2020

With Microsoft Team's rapid growth since its release, there are surely some good reasons why so many companies are making the jump to MSTeams.

If your team or company is considering implementing Microsoft Teams as its primary workplace communication tool, check out our list of the top four reasons why your team should start using Microsoft Teams.

Topics: Future of Work Teamwork Workplace Employee Recognition Software
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How To Use A Microsoft Teams App for Employee Recognition

By Lydia Stevens on February 14, 2020

Microsoft Teams has been making a big splash in the world of workplace communication tools. More than doubling their user base in the past year, they now have even more active users than their top competitor, Slack.

Topics: Future of Work Teamwork Workplace Relationships Employee Recognition Software
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Becoming a Certified B Corporation: Preciate

By Preciate on February 3, 2020

We have a very exciting announcement! In November of 2019, Preciate was approved as a Certified B Corporation for the first time. After becoming a public benefit corporation in July of 2019, this was the clear next step to further our commitment to do the best we can for the world. Preciate is proud to now be a part of the community of businesses who believe in the power of purpose.

Topics: Future of Work Employee Health Workplace Relationships Employee Recognition Software
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Public Praise vs. Private Pay

By Lydia Stevens on June 4, 2019

In the American workplace, there’s a traditional idea that the best way to praise an employee is strictly through financial rewards - employees receive a regular paycheck, what more could they need? It can even go so far as to say employees who receive recognition in the form of written or oral praise will get “soft” overtime. 

Topics: Recognition Employee Happiness Future of Work Employee Recognition Employee Health
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Why Office Perks Aren’t the Solution for Disengaged Employees

By Lydia Stevens on May 28, 2019

For young people searching for jobs today, it’s almost impossible to avoid companies trying to lure them in with office perks like game rooms, massage chairs, and yoga classes. And all these things sound fantastic, especially when you’re fresh out of college dorms, where forty people are sharing three showers and you can hear your next-door neighbor snoring through the wall.

Silicon Valley is particularly notorious for providing employees with a swath of benefits and perks from free meals and snacks every day to in-house barber shops and dental offices. Companies like Facebook and Google draw in thousands of new employees, largely by offering an array of perks that appeal to the generations who have come to expect convenience and comfort.

Topics: Recognition Employee Happiness Future of Work Employee Recognition Employee Health