Secrets to a Successful Employee Program this 2018

We have good NEWS for you this New Year, because we are going to let you in on a secret!

We know fully well that you just came back from that long holiday vacation (we’re all on the same boat here), and now we are all back at work ready to grind things up again. Of course, all of us want to start with the right foot, especially this New Year, and we are here to help you achieve that.

Now that we just welcomed 2018, this could also mean that soon enough most of us will be undergoing our respective annual strategic planning season and a series of meeting and brainstorming session to come up with a sound HR program, with the objective to keep employees motivated throughout the year.

In this article, we will be sharing with you some secrets which you may want to consider and deliberate on your coming planning session:

Secret #1. Avoid those complex mechanics and layered qualifiers

This rule is very important especially when you are devising a program not just for your employees, but in general. Since your people are already worked up on their tasks and deliverables at hand, you should always make sure that your program is easily understandable by your target participants. Otherwise, your program will only end up as a failure since your people will be discouraged to participate, hence will not convert to better employee productivity. To put this simply, always remember the K-I-S-S (keep it Short & Simple) principle.

Another notable tip is that never set a lot of qualifiers to your rewards program, because not only it will make things harder for your employees, but they might also get an impression that you really don’t want them to get the incentives that they sought for.

In the end, as an HR manager, you have to ensure that your program is engaging and employee-friendly.  

Secret #2. Make rewarding immediate and fast!

Given all the technological developments and whatnot these days, most of us are already used to a fast and convenient lifestyle, and it is only sensible that the same concept should also apply to rewarding and recognizing your people. Moreover, delays in incentivizing would only degrade the rewarding effect to your employees, thus making your program ineffective.

Your employees have worked fast and efficient enough to get the job done, it is only fair that they get the same treatment in receiving their incentives.

Secret #3. Don’t forget to add a personal touch

Personalized reward has a much greater impact compared to the traditional one-size-fits all approach, because it recognizes both your employees’ performance and personal needs.

But other than personalized reward items, there is another way to add a personal touch to your program, and take note, it will NOT cost you anything. Apparently, employees are motivated by intangible rewards thru giving them credit for their hard work. In fact, they are more appreciative when their work is verbally recognized by their immediate superior.

Now that the secrets are out, all that is left to do is to apply these tips to your employee rewards and recognition program this year. And as an expert in this field, we, Sodexo Benefits and Rewards, can give you convenient and hassle-free employee rewarding. With our line of proven and effective products and services, we can make your employee program, simple, immediate, and personal. Because with our universal gift check, the Sodexo Premium Pass, in particular, you can now give your employees the opportunity to enjoy their gift certificates in more than 10,000 merchants nationwide, as well as the freedom to choose the reward tailored to their needs and wants.


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