A motivated and valued workforce is a business’s most important asset when it comes to driving greater success.
Staff that feel recognised are more driven to work harder, provide greater service to customers, and help your business to build a positive reputation for itself.
That’s why it’s important to offer rewards to your staff that are quick and easy to implement, helping to provide instant gratification and motivational boosts. So what sort of rewards are there that you can implement and offer quickly?
Scratch cards for instant rewards
When it comes to recognising your staff, instant gratification is something that can really help to keep momentum within a business. With scratch cards, there’s no waiting around to find out what they’ve won, and staff instantly get a boost in motivation, ready to provide great service to customers with renewed energy and excitement.
Results could range from no win, to smaller or much larger rewards, such as cinema tickets or a weekend away. The important part is that it’s an instant reveal, whatever the prize.
Depending on the industry you work in, you might offer one scratch card each time a staff member earns a certain value of sales or receives a certain number of positive customer feedback forms, for example. Each time they meet a set threshold, they earn one more scratch card.
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Prizes and unexpected treats
Rewarding your staff when they don’t expect it is another great motivational boost. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a huge gesture, either. For example, you might order in pizza or other takeaway food out of the blue. It’s not complex or extravagant, but staff will love the surprise acknowledgement, enjoy a lunch treat, and unwind with a bit of a break, ready to get back to work newly energised.
You could also consider company-wide prize draws fortnightly or monthly.See how we help to motivate employees
Prizes could be awarded entirely at random, meaning each staff member is eligible. If staff don’t know when the winners will be announced, or what the prize will be, it means they’re sure to be shocked and thrilled when they receive it, returning to work with a smile firmly on their face.
Flexibility with vouchers and points systems
It’s important to give some autonomy to your staff when providing a thorough and effective recognition scheme. Otherwise, they might not have the time to make full use of a reward, or they could win something that they’re not as keen on in comparison to previous prizes.
Vouchers and points systems can be useful in overcoming this obstacle; when staff feel like they need a quick boost in motivation, instead of being given an instant tangible form of recognition, they might prefer to redeem a reward when they’re ready to do so. If work has been particularly busy or stressful, staff might log into the company portal and use their reward points to instantly redeem against an item of their choice, which gives them a quick and easy motivational boost.
The same can be said of vouchers, which give staff a certain cash value that they can redeem on products of their choice. In many ways, vouchers are also a more valuable than a cash reward, because it’s money that won’t get swallowed up by day to day expenses such as food and bills.
Helping your company better reward your staff
Engaged and motivated staff are a valuable asset in any business and any industry. That’s why making sure you can recognise your staff quickly, simply and effectively is so important. Receiving a quick and instant reward is a great way for staff to feel valued by your business, which helps to increase loyalty and encourages greater motivation day-to-day.
At CR Worldwide, we can quickly design, launch and optimise powerful recognition and rewards programmes for your business. Integrating this type of incentive programme into your company can help you achieve the deliverables you need to get the most from your staff. You can keep them happy, satisfied, engaged and focused on your company’s goals, all year round. Our platforms are:
Easy to implement — They can be tailored to suit your business needs and goals, meaning you can be ready to implement an incentive scheme quickly.
Easy to use — They are designed so that they’re easy to understand and use. This allows retailers’ staff to easily work towards their reward targets, track their sales, and compete with other businesses.
Easy to manage — They offer real-time reporting in participation with ROI and budget management. This means you can effectively manage, organise and track your business customers’ performances, set rewards according to your budget, and get the most value out of your incentive scheme.
We’d love to help you engage, motivate and inspire your business’s customers with our innovative employee recognition services. To speak to a member of our award-winning team: