The people you employ are the most vital part of the business, and it is essential that you show them respect. There is nothing worse for most people than not feeling appreciated by their employer. The fact is, showing your employees your appreciation is a simple matter of small, consistent efforts. As long as you are doing something every week, you can be sure that your employees will feel happier about being there. And from that will spring a more positive approach to the work itself. A big part of all this is knowing how to properly reward your employees for their best work. Throughout all this, it is vital that you have a proper system in place. This ensures that rewards are being given entirely fairly. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best ways to reward your employees.
Throw A Party
This first option is great for when you feel the need to celebrate the team as a whole. After all, there is no need for rewards to only ever be for one or two individuals. Throwing a party can be a really effective way of boosting morale in the workplace in a big way. Of course, this is the kind of thing that is most effective when it is only done rarely. If you overdo it, it will appear to lose its specialness somewhat. It might be a good idea to throw a party no more than once a year. But when you do, make sure that you are catering for everyone. Make everyone feel included, and it is sure to be a success.
Hold An Award Show
Another effective option which you can carry out annually is to hold an award show. This can be a fairly informal event, and yet it will still have the desired outcome. All you really need is a small venue – the office might suffice. And of course, the crystal awards themselves. You can have a mixture of genuine awards for great work and more light-hearted ones. As long as you keep it relatively humble and simple, you should find that people respond to this really well. Hold one every year, and watch how it makes a genuine difference to people’s work.
If an employee has carried out some particularly good work, there is one type of reward which can be extremely effective. You can have a system in place for allowing your employees to have more flexible hours temporarily. You could even allow someone to have a day off at the expense of the business. Whatever you decide upon, make sure that you have a system so that it is fair to all. You will find that this is something that people will really work long and hard to get. There are few greater incentives than this.
Repay The Cost Of Commuting
Finally, something which doubles up as both reward and a green initiative is to repay your employees the cost of their commute to work. No matter how people travel to work, they are likely to find this particularly rewarding. You can offer this as a reward for a particular number of hours worked, or just as an environmental drive.