10 ways that prepaid cards make the perfect employee reward

Posted by Juliet Caswell

Staff rewards and employee incentive programmes are now firmly accepted as good for business. Boosting motivation and engagement in the workforce, reducing staff turnover rates and actively driving staff to strive for more, the benefits are many and varied, which is why so many companies are now using them.

Your options are ever-increasing and one that is growing rapidly in popularity is the prepaid card, which brings multiple benefits for businesses and staff alike.

Prepaid cards take the traditional approach of a monetary incentive and build on it. Taking the form of a credit card, they can be loaded with a specific amount of money and, once activated, the recipient has instant access to the money and can spend it in high street stores or online as they would use a standard debit or credit card.

How prepaid cards can benefit your business

As the money is held in a separate account, it’s much more likely to be used on a treat than to pay the bills.

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  1. Prepaid cards give recipients the freedom to spend wherever they like. Traditional bonus payments inevitably get absorbed into day-to-day spending, so often don’t feel like the reward or treat they are supposed to be. Giving standard vouchers can be limiting as they generally pertain to only one store and can easily be lost.
  2. CR’s prepaid cards can be used globally anywhere accepting Mastercard, giving users a vast network of spending opportunities – with online spending an option too, the retail options are endless!
  3.  Virtual prepaid cards are also available for businesses with global programmes in harder to reach countries, which are designed for online spending.
  4. Cards can be given as a one-off reward or reloaded, so are perfect as part of an ongoing rewards programme.
  5. There are no limits to how many cards you can have.
  6. All prepaid cards can be fully branded – bearing company colours, logos and messaging.  This sends a powerful message to every employee every time they use it; a lasting reminder of the reward received and the sense of appreciation that this brings.
  7. Prepaid cards make it straightforward to reward staff as the process is speedy and admin costs are extremely low, plus if used as part of an ongoing initiative they can be easily topped up.
  8. For global corporations, prepaid cards can be loaded with Sterling, Euros or US dollars.
  9. With CR’s prepaid cards scheme, the whole programme is run via an online portal, which is accessible by both employer and employee.  The beauty of this system is that it allows all parties a quick and clear view of their status at all times. Employees working towards a reward find it easy to see how they’re getting along, or for those wanting to monitor a balance, it’s equally easy to check. On the business side, the system is measurable through detailed reports.
  10. As well as the online system, telephone support is available, so users can choose whether to go online or speak to an adviser should they need to replace a card, change their profile or check transaction history.

When it comes to employee incentives, it’s no surprise that prepaid cards are taking the lead.  For ease of use and day-to-day benefits, it would be hard to find anything else that suits both businesses and staff so perfectly!

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Rewarding staff well to better drive good performance

When it comes to encouraging the performance of your staff, the right kinds of incentive scheme and rewards can make all the difference. If you can provide a scheme that encourages staff to push their performance further, your business stands to benefit from their efforts for a long time to come.

CR Worldwide can help you create and implement a robust and effective sales incentive scheme to help push your sales higher. Our sales incentive schemes are:

Easy to implement — Because our turnkey MyRewards platform can be tailored to suit your business’s needs, implementing a sales incentive scheme is fast and easy.

Easy to use — Because our platforms are so simple to use, it’s easy for staff to track their targets and performance, and engage in friendly competition with coworkers.

Easy to manage — Tracking your ROI and budget is simple with our real-time reporting tools. This lets you better organise and track the performance of your sales teams to chart the scheme’s effectiveness.

We’d love to help you engage, motivate and inspire your team with our innovative sales incentive services. To speak to a member of our award-winning team:

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As a founding partner of CR Worldwide, Juliet began her journey with the company in 2002. Moving from Operations Director to Product and Propositions Director in 2014, she has played a significant role in shaping all aspects of the business to help it become the award-winning company it is today. In this time, she expanded the operational side of the business, – from her sole role to a department of over 40 – a team that successfully delivers and manages over 1000 reward and recognition programs for clients worldwide.