Denise Petet replied to the topic Creative Compensation-How to recognize employees without affecting their paycheck. in the forum Human Resources 8 years ago
We just started a ‘have the boss’ parking spot for a week’ where individuals recognized get a special tag to have the Secretary’s reserved space for a week.
There’s also a supervisor that keeps and puts every single ‘good job’ e-mail into your file.
Another way – long as it’s not illegal – turn a blind eye and let someone play hookey. Or maybe hand out ‘vouchers’ for a ‘long lunch’….take taht 2 hour lunch without making up the time.
Occasionally I’d get handwritten notes for a job well done from the Secretary.
Maybe if you have a company logo you get it set up with an embroidery place and tell a person ‘we’ll pay for the embroidery if you bring in the shirt’ or maybe have one made (depending on your monetary cap and budget). Sometimes just allowing a person to wear a casual polo to work can do wonders. Or maybe you expand ‘casual fridays’ for folks that do good.
there’s no singular thing that will please everyone. but sometimes just being thanked and acknowledged is good enough.
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