Launch 2014: Celebrating Leadership


At Softchoice’s annual company-wide Launch event, a number of awards are handed out to top performing teams, individuals and vendor partners from over the previous year.
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Employee Recognition that Feels Like Winning an Oscar

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The hype of Hollywood Awards season may have passed, but making your employees feel like they’re at the Academy Awards can happen all year long!

Every year, Hollywood stars celebrate their achievements from the previous year while we watch in awe.  But beyond the glitz, glamour, fashion and box office revenues, why have these awards become so popular?

I believe it comes down to two very simple things: pride and respect. And it’s not just the entertainment industry –  even within the finance, technology or any other industry – recognition by peers is an honour for many.  The same applies in the workplace. In fact, employee recognition is a great approach to help motivate your people and retain your hardworking talent! And it doesn’t mean recognizing with extravagant rewards like trips and money.  While they’re always a nice bonus, it’s the respect gained through peer recognition that can add to an employee’s love of their workplace and motivate them to make an even bigger impact. [Read more…]

How 115 Softchoice Employees Gave Back to a Costa Rican Community

At one point in our lives, we’ve heard someone utter the phrase – “It’s better to give, than to receive.”  Kathleen Simard, Softchoice Outbound Sales Rep in Atlanta recalls her mother saying this to her as a child. However, it wasn’t until her recent trip to Costa Rica when those words rang true for Kathleen and really came to life.

As one of 115 recipients of Softchoice’s President’s Club award, Kathleen ventured to the beautiful country of Costa Rica to celebrate with the company’s best of the best. And while the top performers in the organization were there to celebrate a year’s worth of accomplishments, they achieved something even greater in just one day in Costa Rica. In the spirit of Softchoice Cares, our employees took time to give back to the local community and assembled and presented 50 local school children with brand new bicycles, backpacks full of school items and new desks! [Read more…]