Now that the end of yet another successful year is approaching, you want to continue this positivity energy into the New Year, and to do so, your employees first need a break. Employee satisfaction and productivity comes from feeling appreciated, and one way to successfully do that is to ensure that all employees are rewarded for their hard work, especially at this time of year.
Naturally, a reward scheme depends entirely on budget and what your employees would appreciate the most, but there is no reason that you cannot find a fitting reward that suits everybody.
So how exactly can you reward your employees, and what options are available to you? Take a look at the below suggestions for helpful ideas on how you can finish the year by rewarding your employees.
Take Everyone to a Sports Game
You don’t have to be a huge sports fan to appreciate the great atmosphere at a live sports game. This can be a fantastic outlet for a large team of staff members who have been working extremely hard and need to let off some steam. Friendly competition and cheering a team on can help to not only relax but to promote even more bonding between employees out of the office.
Even better if you can grab a great row of seats for all your hard workers to make sure everyone gets the best view.
You can grab tickets to an NFL game at the Ticket Sales website.
A Wellness Experience
Busy working years take their toll on everybody. Even without any negative energy and with great success, a demanding job role can take its toll on the mind and the body.
Show your employees appreciation by providing wellness packages for them. This could be in the form of a coupon for a spa treatment or any redeemable facility they may want to use to relax their mind and body.
It could be a retreat package or a booking for a yoga class, anything which promotes their wellbeing – and shows that you care about their wellbeing, too.
This is more in the category of bucket list adventures. These types of days can be highly rewarding for hard-working employees because it enables them to take part in experiences which they may have long since dreamed of doing.
This could be anything from a supercar experience, a ride in a hot air balloon, the chance to skydive, or even just a fancy meal in a famous, highly rated restaurant. Experiences stick longer in the memory of people than possessions do.
Tailor Personalized Thank-Yous
The budget of some businesses may not permit for high-end reward systems like experience days or expensive trips. That doesn’t mean you can’t provide the same level of gratitude and reward. A personal thank you to each employee can be just as valuable.
Personalized thank-yous mean that you have thought about the individual involved, which can go a lot further than a generic thank you sent to the team as a whole. Naming an employee directly and outlining exactly what they’ve done to impress you and how they have specifically worked hard will make them feel significantly appreciated.
Step up your thank you note a little by providing it in a keepsake, such as a frame, a leather-bound journal or an attractive notebook. Anything which can make it look a little more formal and be a very nice item to keep.
Use Any Funds to Improve Your Employees’ Workspace
If the year’s hard work has left the opportunity for improvements within the business itself, taking the time to make the workspace more comfortable and healthy as well as engaging will be well appreciated by your employees. It could be installing newer, more comfortable seats, giving the workspace a makeover or installing better facilities in any communal areas, such as coffee machines or snack machines in kitchen areas.
This also shows that you care about your employee’s wellbeing whilst they are at work.
Overall, it doesn’t matter too much about finding the perfect reward – what matters more is that you thought to provide one. Hard-working employees won’t be focused so much on what the reward is, but rather the effort and gesture you have made to acknowledge and recognize what they have done for the business throughout a very busy year.
No matter how you choose to reward your employees, they will just be grateful that you remembered to – and this gratitude and positive camaraderie will continue into a successful 2020.