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How old is the Stanley Cup?

December 09/2013
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When it comes to professional sports, the Stanley Cup has become one of the most recognizable trophies to date. But did you know that this iconic hockey award was once reserved for amateur leagues only? It wasn’t until much later that the Stanley Cup went to the “big leagues” — honouring excellence in professional hockey. Back in 1892, Canada’s Governor General, Lord Stanley, mused about the concept of recognizing and awarding hockey prestige. A year later, Lord Stanley’s wish came to fruition. Rumour has it he purchased a silver bowl for $50, and named it the “Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup”…

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How awards can impact employee morale

December 02/2013
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Recognition-and-reward systems have been used for years in homes and public settings alike. Whether it’s acknowledging good behaviour in your children or praising your team for a job well done, no one can doubt the positive impact of commenting on the great performance of others. In the workplace, effective leaders are conscious of employee morale. And they are always looking for ways to boost morale whenever they can. It’s a proven fact in the business world that when workers are unhappy, it actually affects a company’s bottom line. When employees don’t feel inspired enough to actively participate in reaching the…

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