What is the best way to give employee recognition?
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