Employee Recognition

Reward your staff for a job well done

Drowned Out: Why Rewarding Those Who Shout the Loudest Can Be Bad For Business

How do you identify the best-performing members of staff? Some roles will have the productivity figures to make it simple – but it can often be more difficult, which can provide an extra challenge when it comes to recognition and rewards for your employees. When a team succeeds on a project, for example, is it […]

Employee and Client Gifts: What Are the Rules?

Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, as recognition or a thank you, or any other kind of celebration or occasion, giving gifts to employees and clients, as well as offering hospitality, is a common and important part of building good business relationships, both internally and externally. Whether you’re dealing with those in your own organisation, a […]

Recognising, Rewarding and Motivating Millennials

How do you solve a problem like millennials? Those lazy, entitled narcissists – they’re needy, and lack resilience. They’re uncreative and don’t work hard enough. They need constant praise, or they’ll just give up. So what do you do when your workforce is mostly made up of Generation Y echo boomers, otherwise known as Generation […]

Five Affordable Christmas Gifts For Employees

Christmas is the perfect time to show your employees some extra appreciation. The year is coming to a close, people are winding down for the holidays and, on a slightly less cheerful note, money is a little bit tighter, making a little something extra all the more appreciated. Ending the year on a positive note […]

Festive Period Planning: It’s Never Too Early

When do you start planning for the holidays? The week before? A few months in advance? Or do you start planning for next Christmas the moment this Christmas is over? We’re of the view that it’s never too early to start planning for the festive period – not for organisations trying to keep their employees […]

Be (S)SMART with your recognition programme (part 2)

When it comes to recognition programmes, the primary purpose for most organisations is to motivate employees. This could be to motivate them to go the extra mile, demonstrate behaviour that is in line with your values or deliver results. And recognition can be delivered in numerous ways: Manager-led recognition Peer to peer recognition Social recognition […]