It is a widely accepted (yet much less widely acted upon) statistic that one of the primary reasons for good employees leaving their job is due to a perceived lack of reward and recognition for their hard work. It’s vital to your business to keep hold of your best members of staff, as having a team who have a historical knowledge of your business, and a current understanding of purpose and procedure, will make your business run all the more smoothly compared to having an office full of new recruits.
There are many different ways in which you can reward, pay recognition to, and strengthen the team who work for you, from corporate team building challenges, to personal rewards via gift vouchers or points schemes. There are many professional companies who can guide you on the different schemes available to organisations specifically tailored for rewarding the efforts of employees who deserve that extra bit of recognition.
Another idea to treat your whole team and to show your appreciation of them would be to throw a party in their honour! Don’t just save it for the annual Christmas party which you are obliged to organise. Give them the promise of a party night as a reward for meeting certain targets – look at corporate marquee hire with a band or DJ, and an outdoor bar with a flare-mixologist. Or why not hire all the equipment to put on a casino night for everyone. Other ideas could range from school sports days, to corporate team building games such as rafting or it’s a knockout, to krypton maze games. Or how about dragon boat racing, treasure hunts, or medieval days!
There’s so much choice you just have to start the ball rolling and within no time you’ll have organised a great event to reward your whole team. So whether you have a day of outdoor pursuits, or a civilised evening of indoor fine dining, or somewhere in between in an event tent/marquee, one thing is for sure – your staff will be so grateful for your unprompted generosity they will feel really valued and want to remain loyal to you. That’s a win win situation. So what are you waiting for? Get organising!