Meaningful recognition is still one of the most impactful benefits that any business can grant to their workforce, beyond the standard benefits package. Having a positive work environment, where employees feel appreciated, helps cultivate a welcoming company culture.
A healthy and positive company culture emerges when employees feel happy with their work and enjoy their coworkers, especially management. To manifest the good vibes of a healthy company culture, employers must recognize and reward their employees.
The best way to achieve this is by leveraging the power of choice. Rewarding employees with gift cards gives them the option to choose how they spend their reward, in a way that is far more meaningful than a simple cash bonus. Here are a few ideas on how to diversify the rewards so there’s something for everyone.
Gift Cards Get the Job Done!
Travel: Hotel and dining gift cards are another appealing option because people are excited to finally travel again, whether to an adventurous destination or to relax on a remote beach and unplug from their phones.
Entertainment: Stubhub or Ticketmaster gift cards are a great incentive, especially in the summer. Similar to the travel industry, the entertainment industry is also poised for a big upswing after a year without crowds, concerts, and sporting events.
Personal: Home Depot, REI, and LL Bean are good gifts for people who like to spend their time in outdoor spaces. After a year of virtual meetings and endless Zoom sessions, people are excited to get outside and experience nature. Employees need a break from the screen time and will appreciate your help enabling them to get outside, build a lush garden filled with greenery or even just a new plant to display on their kitchen counter.
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Gift cards are great but if you want to take your employee engagement up as far as it can go, then there’s no better time than now to explore the real returns possible with a full-featured engagement platform. We have options to suit any budget and any timeframe, so give us a call today to get started!