Wednesday, March 31, 2010

How do you reward your employees?

A recent article in the Baltimore Sun got me thinking – how can businesses improve employee morale in this economy? The article, Improving staff morale? It can be child's play, explains that fun group outings or team building exercises can go a long way in improving morale and teamwork.

In this economy, it’s hard to justify spending money on rewarding employees when you’re just trying to pay the bills. Even in tough times, businesses need to remember that happy employees are more productive employees. Think about it – if you have low morale in your call center, what kind of experiences are you customers having when they call in?

You don’t have to take your employees on an all day retreat to make them feel appreciated. Think about offering incentives for good performance - such as a pair of movie tickets to the rep with the highest customer rating, a half day off to the highest salesman of the month, or a trip to an amusement park for the best performing group. The Creative Solutions Group offers the Working Advantage Program - discounts on Movie Tickets, Amusement Parks, Ski Resorts, Sporting Events, Broadway Theatres, Zoos, and much more – to help you reward your employees for less.

What fun and inexpensive things are you doing to reward your employees and make them feel appreciated in the workplace?

Alyssa Kirkman
Sr. Manager

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