Apart from a simple pat on the back and verbal praise, we’ve put together a list of simple prizes that you can use to reward a job well done.
Gift incentives, the universal peace offering
7. Gift Cards
An assortment of gift cards in small amounts can go a long way to reward a job well done. $10 to Starbucks or the local coffee shop delivers a reasonably priced incentive that goes over well amongst most crowds and provides a caffeine boost to boot. Other organizations provide a larger sum on a pre-paid credit card so that employees can decide exactly where they want to spend their reward. The trick here is that you should choose a spot based on its popularity amongst your team.
8. Dish Out Your Company Travel Points
If you travel often for business, chances are you’ve racked up a couple (thousand) travel rewards points on company or personal credit cards. Varying on company policy, use these points to buy pre-paid credit cards, gifts, or even distribute the points themselves amongst your team.
9. Employee Reward Programs
This one can get a little complicated, but by laying out the program framework, it can be a lot of fun. The basic idea of these programs is that your employees earn points for jobs you deem well done, each point is added to the employee’s total, and when they accumulate enough points they receive a prize. You must define criteria for receiving points such as completing all assigned work orders on time over the course of a month, or if an employee stays late to help out another. Some organizations allow you to save up points over a long period of time to eventually cash in for a bigger prize such as a new set of golf clubs or a BBQ. If that seems too difficult, stick with the gift card idea from above.
Written by Margeaux Girardin
Originally posted on hippocmms.com