In order to keep your team members happy, you have to be willing to recognize and reward the work being accomplished by your employees. That’s why we recommend implementing an employee rewards system that appropriately acknowledges your team’s work in a fair, consistent, and authentic manner.
Keep reading to learn more about how to reward good work from the experts at Prescott HR.
Why should your organization recognize good work?
Nothing makes an employee feel valued quite like public recognition of their hard work, and as an employer or manager, it is your responsibility to identify opportunities to make your employees feel valued and appreciated.
Recognizing the efforts your employees are putting into their jobs is a great way to boost company morale and increase employee retention, all while creating a positive work environment that attracts the best talent available in your field.
Here Are Some Ways to Reward Good Work
Now that you understand how important it is to reward your team members for their hard work, here are some inexpensive and authentic ways to show your appreciation below.
A Handwritten Note
A handwritten note of appreciation is a small and often undervalued gesture in today’s world. We tend to take for granted how important it is to sit down and write out our appreciation for other people’s efforts. A handwritten note or post-it note is a small way to show your employees that you care about their work and value their efforts.
Give a Shout Out
Nothing feels better than being recognized by your peers for your hard work. That’s why we recommend giving one hardworking employee a special shout-out before a team meeting. Just be sure that you are recognizing your employees in a consistent and fair manner.
One suggestion is to keep a spreadsheet of different employee recognition efforts to make sure you aren’t showing favoritism to a select group of team members.
Organize a Group Lunch
Finding a set time to leave the office and bond as a group over lunch is a great opportunity to reward good work. This could be a monthly effort on your part as a manager to organize a group lunch, or a quarterly reward when your team meets its goals.
You’ll want to ensure that you are selecting restaurants that accommodate any dietary restrictions your team members follow, so ask before you make a reservation at a particular place.
Feature a Team Member in Company Communications
Another underutilized opportunity to communicate an employee’s hard work is to recognize them in a company newsletter or e-blast. Create a section in your publication that highlights an individual team member’s background, current role, and efforts.
Use this company newsletter or e-blast blurb to rotate through different team members to ensure everyone gets their chance to feel special and appreciated.
Work with Prescott HR
Does your organization need help with implementing an employee rewards system? We are here to help!
Prescott HR offers a wide range of HR services that can help your organization set up an employee rewards system that is consistent and fair to all team members. Our stringent HR practices allow us to be focused and effective, providing your business with precisely what you need.
Give us a call today at 443-351-8818 or contact us online.