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6 Best Practices for Celebrating Careers


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Research proves that celebrating a person's service anniversary or career achievement is strongly correlated to increased tenure. Check out our six career celebration best practices that will help you create impactful recognition celebrations.

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6 Best Practices for Celebrating Careers

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