We Enjoy A Little Recognition, Too

Since its start in 1989, MyEmployees has learned a thing or two about employee recognition, employee engagement, and leadership development.

We’re humbled when we receive honors and accolades for all our hard work in helping each of our clients engage their workforce. We’re also honored when we’re asked for quotes and input on leadership matters around the web.

Here’s a list of some of the places MyEmployees has been recognized, awarded, honored, quoted or featured:

Television Interviews

Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®

MyEmployees & Star Culture were featured on Fox Business Network as sponsored content and Bloomberg International when CEO, David Long, and COO, Adam Tartt, visited with the one and only Kathy Ireland.

Check out the full interview here

For more information about Star Culture, click HERE.

Awards & Honors

Top 10 Employee Engagement Solutions Providers for 2017 – HR Tech Outlook Magazine

Star Culture has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Employee Engagement Solutions Providers of 2017” by HR Tech Outlook Magazine!

Here’s a link to the HR Tech Outlook Magazine article:  hrtechoutlook.com/vendor/article28/myemployees

The key to increasing employee engagement is improving leadership ability. Better leadership leads to better employees.

Star Culture offers a unique perspective on online employee engagement surveys by diagnosing engagement issues, partnering each client with a private Star Culture Specialist for consultation, and providing leadership training and strategy recommendations for improvement to make a positive lasting impact in workplace culture.

Star Culture is powered by the employee engagement experts at MyEmployees, and has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Employee Engagement Solutions Providers of 2017” by HR Tech Outlook Magazine:   hrtechoutlook.com/vendor/article28/myemployees

“We are delighted to select MyEmployees as one of the ‘Top 10 Employee Engagement Solution Providers 2017,’” said Hanna Wilson, Managing Editor of HR Tech Outlook Magazine.

The mission of MyEmployees is to engage America’s workforce one manager, one employee at a time, forging stronger companies in the process. MyEmployees empowers leaders to create memorable moments that recognize team members for remarkable contributions in the workplace.

Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Businesses 2016

In 1989, MyEmployees founder & CEO, David Long, lost everything.

At age 31, David was forced to move back in with his parents, and take his wife and three children with him. As you can imagine, it was a rather humbling experience. David knows what it means to fail… and fail hard.

But, there was a silver lining to that very dark cloud: David started his now $10 million/yr business in his parents’ garage.

For the next 27 years, David pushed and grew his entrepreneurial endeavor on to significant success. So much so that, in a time when technological start-ups dominate the business headlines, a time-tested, ROI-delivering, battle-proven employee recognition & engagement provider like MyEmployees STILL competes as one of the fastest growing companies in America.

On August 17, 2016, MyEmployees was honored with a spot on the 2016 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America.

The mission of MyEmployees is to engage America’s workforce one manager, one employee at a time… forging stronger companies in the process. We’d like to thank, first and foremost, all of the amazing clients who allow us to fulfill that mission by providing them the tools, resources, and guidance that help them lead, manage, and engage their teams.

A huge thank you also goes to the team at MyEmployees. We’re more than a team, we’re a family. Thank you all for your dedication to our clients, to the mission of MyEmployees, and to the support of each other. It’s because of you that we are where we are.

Built to Lead: 7 Management R.E.W.A.R.D.S. Principles for Becoming a Top 10% Manager

Did you know that of every 100 employees hired, only 6 or 7 will ever be promoted to their first management position. If you’re a manager now, and you probably are if you’re reading this, “Congratulations!” You’re one of the 7% who made it! That’s the good news.

Now, here’s the bad news. Statistically speaking you won’t be promoted again. The vast majority of these first time managers will eventually fail, and only 1 in 7 will stay in management with their present company for 5 years.

Built to Lead, written by our very own CEO, David Long, is a “get-in-the-trenches with you, no-holds-barred” discussion about maximizing your ability to have an amazing management career. It tackles, head-on, the lies you’ve been told about how to reach the top in your company, and shows you what REALLY WORKS!

Built to Lead reached #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers List for Business Leadership 5 TIMES, and the Wall Street Journal Best Sellers List, and all that was capped off in 2015 when David was awarded a Platinum Reader’s Legacy Award. Watch the video of the presentation HERE.

Features & Quotes

Birthing of Giants


David Long is no stranger to taking strategic risks. His company, MyEmployees, is currently worth $10.5 million, and ranks among the top 1% of employee recognition companies in the US. It has a gross margin of 87.5%, exhibiting massive growth. Like so many fellow entrepreneurs, David’s company grew out of a spark of an idea, and not much more. Read more HERE.


Why An Old Tech Company With High Tech Margins Blew Up The Business

More than thirty years ago, growing up in Wilmington, NC, David Long was taught a trade in high school. Little did he know that this trade would lead him to grow an industry-changing firm with a business model that even high-tech entrepreneurs would envy. Read more HERE.

Association for Talent Development

How to Overcome Bad Workplace Communication:

Communication is tough because the process of communication is complex, but it can occur very quickly. What you want to communicate to someone else may not be the message that is actually stated. Or if you do state the message correctly, the other person may still not understand it in the manner or with the meaning that you would like for them to have when they receive and interpret it. Read more HERE.

The Ultimate Truth About Top-Notch Employee Engagement:

There is a ton of talk about the keys to employee engagement, including an endless number of blog posts and research reports that claim to reveal the secret to getting peak performance out of your team. Want to know the truth? You have to put your employees first. That’s it. It’s a simple rule for success for any business. It’s also a critical one. Read more HERE.

How to Calculate the High Cost of Employee Turnover:

Most businesses know, on some level, that the cost of employee turnover is a problem. They view it as a mere inconvenience that must be dealt with, a cost of doing business. That’s until you put a dollar amount on its effect. Even seeing an “estimate” of what you’re losing will shock you! Read more, and get your employee turnover calculator, HERE.

Your Disengaged Employees Don’t Trust You:

In the United States, we have a real problem with disengaged employees. But are disengaged employees the issue, or are they a symptom of a larger problem? …In a world-class organization, employees are invested in the success of the company. They’re the ones who will work hard to make sure your clients, guests, and customers are happy… That means more money to the company’s bottom line. Less waste, more profits! Read more HERE.

Why a Manager Must Hire Right Train Prune and Repeat:

Where do you stand as the “bus driver” of your business? Are the right people on your bus? You need to determine that immediately. Read all about it HERE.


How to Make Employee Recognition Pay for Itself:

When you link employee recognition programs to the goals and success of your company, it will pay for itself… By rewarding the behaviors you want to see more of—the behaviors that contribute to your profits—you will find it easy to pay for. Read more HERE.

How Much is Employee Turnover Costing Your Business?

Employee turnover is a major concern for employers. In fact, according to a 2015 study by SHRM and Globoforce, employee turnover/retention is the number-one workplace challenge facing HR leaders today. Employee turnover is a business killer. Want to see how much it’s stealing from your business? Plug your own numbers into this employee turnover calculator and see for yourself. Read more HERE.

8 Ways to Keep Employees Happy on a Budget:

Can’t afford to give your employees a bonus or annual raise? You can still keep them around—and happy—by offering other office perks. Here’s what other small-business owners and experts recommend… Read more HERE.

Top Businesses Avoid This Fatal Mistake In Tough Times:

It happens to everyone at some point or another. When it does, you start to look for ways to save money anywhere you can. This is where many companies make a fatal mistake. Read more HERE.


39 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities for Work (“Trust Falls” not Included):

Believe it or not, team building activities for work are critically important to the success of your business. In fact, the personal bonds formed between team members actually give your company a competitive edge. How does this work? It’s all about engagement. Read more, and check out MyEmployees at #23, HERE.

17 Proven Morale Boosters That Won’t Break the Bank:

Sure, morale is nice to have, their argument goes, but it’s not critical to our business, and therefore not something I need to focus on. Right? Well, Doubty McDoubterson, you couldn’t be more wrong. The benefits of high employee morale in your company can be summed up in one word: performance. Read more, and check out MyEmployees at #14, HERE.


Putting People First: The Power of Employee Engagement

So what are companies doing to better engage their employees in the workplace? As you’ll see, for many companies today, keeping employees engaged is a journey, not a destination.  Read the full article, including a quote from our COO, Adam Tartt, HERE.

What Three Things Would You Do to Make Your Company a Better Place to Work?

Study after study shows that things like workplace benefits can genuinely help promote a positive work-life balance. Read the full article, including a quote from our Marketing Director, Matthew Coleman, HERE.

How Services Can Become the Cornerstone of a Great Place to Work:

Today workplace benefits are viewed as an essential investment. Organizations with top-notch benefits foster a better, more efficient workforce, and they’re able to attract better hires and reduce turnover. Read the full article, including a quote from our Marketing Director, Matthew Coleman, HERE.

TBM Consulting Group

How to Get Employee Recognition Right:

Because it’s de-motivating, a poorly executed employee recognition program is worse than having no recognition program at all. Adam Tartt, COO of MyEmployees, offers some advice for effectively recognizing employees, motivating people in general, and building a positive company culture. Check out the full article, featuring an interview with our COO, Adam Tartt, HERE.

10 Things All Great Bosses Do:

Being a good boss may be more difficult than you realize. And as it turns out, most people don’t naturally possess the skills needed to be strong leaders… So what does it really take to be a good manager? Business News Daily asked experts to weigh in. Here are 10 important things that truly great bosses do. Read the full article, including a quote from our CEO, David Long, HERE.

American Express OPEN Forum

Building a Business by Recognizing Employees:

WWAY-TV3 (ABC Affiliate)


The Department of Veteran Affairs estimates at least 22 veterans commit suicide a day. One is too much. 22 is a reality. This documentary tells the story of three critically injured warriors and their highs, lows, and once again highs as they continue to be still in the fight. Their story was funded by a Wilmington man. The way he sprung into action….is ‘Extraordinary’. Watch the interview HERE.

We can’t wait to add to this list, and we’ll be sure to update you when we do!!

For media inquiries, interview inquiries, guest posting, etc, contact:

Matthew Coleman, Marketing Director

800-489-0230, matthewcoleman@myemployees.com

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