Do your employees seem to get stuck in a routine day after day and lack the enthusiasm to perform at their best? It is extremely important to implement small incentives internally to keep the excitement and company-wide engagement at high levels for overall company success.
Here at JNR, “Caught in the Act” is a small incentive where we encourage employees to acknowledge their peers that go above and beyond without being asked to do so. Giving a rewarding compliment to a co-worker is a small act that goes a long way. A company should aim to build their brand through external and internal efforts. It is a significant advantage for a workplace to transpire a warm, welcoming environment where employees feel comfortable and are driven to excel in their work. Some additional small activities you can put into practice include:
• Acknowledging birthdays with a signed card from everyone in the office.
• Throwing office parties for special occasions like work anniversaries.
• Embellishing the office during festive holidays like Halloween.
• Recognizing and celebrating employee achievements publicly.
• Encouraging employees to be active on the company’s social media sites.
• Introduce a Wellness Program where positives actions towards a healthier life are rewarded
Engaged employees create positive business results for employers and these small acts are just a couple ways of doing so. A study by Workplace Research Foundation reveals that increasing employee engagement investments by 10% can increase profits by $2,400 per employee, per year. In addition, highly engaged employees are 38% more likely to have above average productivity. These minor internal activities come at a fairly low cost, but very high return.
Remember, the simplest of gestures can provide a feeling of worth for employees and will create a positive impact on the company in general. Engaged employees work harder and go the extra mile because they know they are valued in their organization. At JNR, employee engagement is not overlooked and has become an important element that creates close-knit friendships and an enjoyable environment for everyone that steps foot in the office.
By JNR Incorporated
Written by Tatum Dumont
JNR Incorporated is a results-based, globally recognized leader that specializes in creating custom travel, meeting, event, prepaid card and merchandise programs that motivate, engage and inspire the employees, customers and channel members of our clients. We have over 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies of many diverse industries. Our programs are tailored to fit the specific needs of marketing, sales, management and human resource professionals. The unique solutions we apply are measurable and proven to increase performance, loyalty and revenues.