Much has been written about the significance of rewarding staff for their efforts at work but it’s easy to get lost in a fog of numbers and competing theories! Google are celebrated as a world leader in this area, but a company of any size can replicate that success through a rewards system relevant to the size and nature of its own business.
People who feel appreciated are more confident about themselves and their ability to contribute. When you give people positive, specific and realistic feedback about their potential, their efforts and their accomplishments, their self-esteem goes up; making them potentially your best employees.
The first step to improving engagement is your desire to create that dedicated and focused workforce…and to reap the rewards for you, your company and your customers.
But how can you accurately recognise who to reward and avoid it being perceived as a popularity contest, or a rite of passage where everybody eventually gets a turn?