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As the world leader in employee recognition, we’ve seen a lot of appreciation in the last 90 years. From thank you to danke sehr, from merci to arigato, we’ve seen it all. That’s why we thought it was about time to give a shout-out to the record-breakers, givers, and stats that keep this world appreciating.

Recognition facts and figures from Milwaukee to Mumbai.  

Anyone else out there being recognized twice a day?

Highest Number of Recognition Received in 1 year by 1 person

799 times 

Whoa! Talk about commitment.

Longest Length of Service

80 years

According to The Guinness Book of World Records Thomas Stoddard celebrated his 80-year service anniversary with the Speakman Company. He started in 1928 as a mail boy until his retirement in 2008 as part of the Board of Directors.

No surprises here.

Top 5 Skills Recognized

  • Teamwork
  • Hard Work
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Dedication
  • Leadership

Lucky 13!

Average Number of Times an Employee is Recognized in a Year

13 times

Call it what you want to call it, we’ll stick with weekend fever.

Most Popular Day to Send Recognition


Well, it is the month of giving.

Most Popular Month to Send Recognition


The pre-lunch cravings go well with a side of recognition

Most Popular Time to Send Recognition

11am-12pm EST

Do people really recognize more on Employee Appreciation Day? Apparently, they do.

Number of Recognition Moments on Employee Appreciation Day in 2016


Turns out people really do enjoy great gifts over gift cards.

Top 4 Ways Employees Reward Themselves

  1. Bose speakers
  2. Smart TV’s
  3. Luggage
  4. Gift cards

And the most popular eCard winner goes to La La Land… Oops, we mean, this card!

Most Popular eCard

O.C. Tanner, the global leader in employee recognition, helps thousands of companies create engaging cultures where people accomplish and appreciate great work. Influence greatness.

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