As a manager, one of your jobs is keeping your team motivated, on task and ultimately, successful at their jobs. Obviously, you can’t be totally responsible for how successful an employee will be, but there are a few ways to help them be successful and motivated. One of those ways is through employee recognition and rewards.
The Importance of Employee Recognition & Rewards
Rewards and recognition shouldn’t be handed out for every little thing, but it is important to acknowledge when an employee plays a key role in client happiness or company success.
Recognizing your employees can boost morale and motivation, increase productivity and propel the company as a whole to be more successful.
3 Sure Ways to Reward Your Employees
Recognizing your employees for a job well done doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive. Here are a few simple and effective ways to reward your employees and help them be even more successful.
Provide Flexible Hours
When your employees prove their abilities to stay focused and get their jobs done, it’s a good idea to start giving them more flexibility. Beyond abandoning the urge to micromanage, consider offering your well-performing employees flexible hours or office location. For example, a reward could be working from a remote location a few times a month, or even earning paid personal days.
Remote office days are a great way to show your employees you value their commitment and you trust they will continue to get their work accomplished. Your employees will truly appreciate this reward to work at their favorite coffeehouse, or even in the comfort of their living room.
Rewarding an employee with a paid personal day is another great way to show your appreciation. It won’t really cost the company anything extra.
Host Company Happy Hours
After a busy season or long project, reward your team or company with a company-hosted happy hour with refreshments, beverages, and a relaxed evening. Not only will your team enjoy the gesture and the reward, it’s a great way to build camaraderie and boost morale. When employees feel connected to each other, they will work better together on professional matters.
Acknowledge Employees in a Company-Wide Email
Another very simple, yet effective way to reward your employees is to send out an email to the company giving a shout-out for their hard work and success. This is so simple yet it goes a long way! Your employee will feel great, the team will feel a little morale boost, and it will help foster the ripple effect for success in your company.
Learn More Ways to Improve Your Management Style & Company Culture
If you are looking for more ways to improve your company culture, or to learn different management techniques, contact MS-IL Staffing & Packaging.