One of the keys to improving your employee retention rates and their overall productivity is recognizing their contributions to your organizations. However, while some small companies don’t have the budget to implement big plans for recognition, that doesn’t mean they can’t find affordable, yet impactful, ways of recognizing their employees.
Let’s look at just a few ideas that you can begin implementing at your company right away. All of these ideas are very low cost, and some are even free!
Get a Little Clever
Creativity goes a long way – not only does it show that you actually put some thought and time into your gift, it’s also a light hearted way to say thank you. For example, you could put together a small gift of a coffee cup, filled with packs of Reece’s Pieces and with a little note that says “We appreciate you to Pieces!” Little gifts that are handmade and feature a cute play on words are always appreciated.
Creating a Recognition Board
Public recognition also means a lot to employees. Create a special board in a break area and use it to highlight employees who go above and beyond to help customers or do their job. You can also use this board to display special letters and recognition you receive from your customers. This gesture means a lot to employees and will also serve to motivate other employees who would like to be seen on that public board.
Simple and Free
Recognition doesn’t have to be costly – in fact, it can even be done for free. Simply taking aside an employee and thanking them personally lets them know how much you value their contributions to your company. It means even more if it comes directly from the owner or boss of the company. Again, it’s not what you spend, it’s the fact that you’re making an effort to go out of your way to show your appreciation.
Any or all of these programs will help your employees know just how much they mean to you and your company. You don’t have to go all out to make someone feel valued. In many cases, it’s the little things that truly mean the most.
Do you need a few more ideas on how to create an affordable employee recognition system? Ask the experts at Solopoint today!