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20 Free Ways to Reward Employees

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The number one reason people leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated, according to Dr. Donald Clifton.

Employees that receive regular recognition and praise:
- increase their own productivity
- increase engagement among their coworkers
- are more likely to stay with the organization longer
- receive higher loyalty and satisfaction scores from customers
(Gallup)

But rewarding employees doesn’t have to cost money. Here are 20 ways to reward employees without spending any money:
1. Offer flexible hours
2. Offer telecommuting options
3. Acknowledge progress
4. Offer one or two bonus days off
5. Say thank you
6. Send the employee a handwritten letter
7. Praise them publicly at the next meeting
8. Send out a recognition email to the entire company
9. Create a "Hall of fame" in the lunch room
10. Introduce employees to customers or someone in senior management
11. Give employees access to a mentor (maybe you)
12. Use of the president"s office for a day
13. Allow them to dress casually on Fridays
14. Write them a LinkedIn recommendation
15. Let them swap jobs with someone for a day
16. Give them an exclusive parking spot
17. Let them volunteer at the organization of their choice
18. Let them work on a side project
19. Let the employee take a long lunch break
20. Let them bring their dog to work for a day

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http://www.officevibe.com/blog/horrible-boss-infographic

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20 Free Ways to Reward Employees

  1. 20FREE WAYS TO REWARD EMPLOYEES
  2. 1. OFFER FLEXIBLE WORK HOURS
  3. 2. OFFERTELECOMMUTING OPTIONS
  4. 3. ACKNOWLEDGE PROGRESS
  5. READ THE GUIDE DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION? Read this guide to learn everything you need to know to do it better.
  6. 4. OFFERONE OR TWO BONUS DAYS OFF
  7. 5. SAY“THANK YOU” THANKS BUDDY!
  8. 6. SEND THE EMPLOYEE A HANDWRITTEN LETTER
  9. 7. PRAISE THEM AT THE NEXT MEETING PUBLICLY
  10. 8. SEND OUTA RECOGNITION EMAIL TO THE ENTIRE COMPANY
  11. 9. CREATE A “HALL OF FAME” IN THE LUNCH ROOM
  12. 10. TO CUSTOMERS INTRODUCE EMPLOYEES OR SOMEONE IN SENIOR MANAGEMENT
  13. 11. GIVE EMPLOYEES ACCESS TO A MENTOR (MAYBE YOU)
  14. 12. PRESIDENT’S USE OF THE OFFICE FOR A DAY
  15. 13. ALLOW THEM TO DRESS CASUALLY ON FRIDAYS
  16. 14. WRITE THEM A LINKEDIN RECOMMENDATION
  17. GET THE GUIDE DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION? Read this guide to learn everything you need to know to do it better.
  18. 15. WITH SOMEONE SWAP JOBS FOR A DAY LET THEM
  19. 16.GIVE THEM AN EXCLUSIVE PARKING SPOT
  20. 17. LET THEM VOLUNTEER AT THE ORGANIZATION OF THEIR CHOICE
  21. 18. LET THEM WORK ON A SIDE PROJECT COMPANY BLOG
  22. 19. LET THE EMPLOYEE TAKE A LONG LUNCH BREAK
  23. 20. LET THEM BRING THEIR DOG TO WORK FOR THE DAY
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