There are many different ways to recognise employees. You can recognise employees financially, or non-financially and if you read through research reports, carried out by the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) such as “Show me the money, the behavioural science of reward”, there are extremely detailed debates around how best to recognise employees. One thing that is for sure though, is that recognising employees for a job well done, for loyalty and general super stardom is vital in improving performance, shaping behaviours and supporting constructive employment relations.
So, back to the question! A list of ideas of how to recognise employees could go on forever. Lunch with the boss, an invite to a special event, a pay packet bonus, a surprise cake and clap from the team. But if financial recognition is what you are looking for (and this appears to be the right choice for certain types of job roles and sectors), gift cards are a brilliant solution in a climate where pay budgets are squeezed.Read More
We are delighted to welcome Maria Boyle, who has joined our brand and partnership team as Retail Services Manager. Maria brings previous account management experience from within the gift card industry. She will be a great asset, both to our team and to our clients. Find out a bit more about Maria below…
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The human interaction of gifting has long been a subject of interest to psychologists, anthropologists, economists and marketing specialists, and it is a fact that giving gifts can help to establish, build, strengthen and enhance all kinds of relationships. Gifts can make someone feel appreciated, valued, loved and respected.
Think about the last time you received a gift… Maybe your friend gave you a book that they thought you would enjoy, or a colleague appeared at your desk with a coffee and cake! The chances are, that receiving that gift or gesture helped to strengthen the relationship with the person that gave it to you. On the flip side though, gifting can also go wrong if you miss the mark with an unwanted or useless gift. So it is important to get it right.Read More