Numerous surveys from around the world have consistently shown that most employees want more than just paycheck for their jobs. They want to feel safe and appreciated for the work to do. A good employee rewards and recognition program must provide employees with several other feel good aspects. An employee must feel that he or she is getting a reasonable return for their efforts and have to be motivated to continue to augment their performance
Here are some guidelines for employee to help them design a reward and recognition program for their department. All employees must be considered eligible for the program.
Spell out the criteria for employee rewards.
- Reward all who meet with your set criteria.
- Personalize employee rewards.
- Cultivate an atmosphere of self-esteem.
- Promote built-in rewards.
- Design rewards for the complete team.
- Encourage a “thank you” culture.
- Keep in mind that you will get what you give or reward.
- Employee incentives can be given in other forms than cash. For example, top performers can be given less supervised higher responsibility, which is a reward in itself. Some other rewards be like more time off, flexible schedules or choice in taking up assignments.
It is significant that employees realize that they are being rewarded for working hard as well as getting results.