Posts Tagged ‘recognition’

An Employee-Centric Company: How to Find and Retain Quality Employees

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This article was written by guest author, Jim McKinley of Money With Jim, retired banker providing free financial counsel.  Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to attract the best and brightest employees—people who can help the business grow and remain competitive in the marketplace. Unfortunately, over time some employers lose sight of the fact that these individuals are human beings, not cogs and wheels. Employees have specific needs which must be met in order for them to feel happy, fulfilled, secure in their roles and, perhaps most importantly, appreciated for the work they do. Meeting those needs…

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Why Perfect Attendance Isn’t Perfect

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From small business owners to CEO’s of multi million-dollar corporations, employers are looking to find ways to improve employee productivity. For many employers, productivity is tied to attendance — perfect attendance is encouraged assuming that increased productivity will follow. But is this the case? Does perfect attendance really result in perfect productivity? A common trend in the corporate world is putting this theory to the test. For many years, companies have turned to incentive programs to encourage perfect, or nearly perfect, attendance. Perfect attendance for the year can earn employees a gift card, cash prize, or even a car. The…

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Treat Your Employees Like Number 1 (Because They Are)!

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Everyone knows the adage, “The customer is always right.” Many businesses understandably live by this philosophy.  However, this mindset shouldn’t apply only to your customers — your employees deserve to be treated as well, if not better than your customers. This kind of attitude may seem somewhat blasphemous in the eyes of business owners — which exactly the problem. Employees work day in and day out, often around the clock for you, so how does it make sense that they are less important to your overall success than your customers? If a customer complained about your product or service, you…

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Read the Room and Recognize the Right Manager

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There are many ways to reward employees for their impressive work. One of those options is to promote them to a managerial position, a decision that can have a mixed bag of results, depending on the employee. It’s a classic scenario – an employee’s performance is spectacular, so you decide to promote them to a managerial position.  However, the skillset of the new managerial position is completely different than that of the job in which they excelled.  The fact is that not everyone is ‘manager material’ — even if someone is a hard-working employee and performs technical skills with perfection,…

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10 Ways to Reward Employees Without Breaking the Bank

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As a manager, you are busy and it can be easy to take your employees’ hard work for granted. However, it’s important to remember that recognition is a key driver of engagement, and yet most employees feel they are not recognized enough.  The good news is that employee recognition doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money.  So, here are 10 inexpensive ways to reward your employees. A simple thank you.  This is one of the most effective forms of recognition and costs you absolutely nothing.  In this day in age, with a good chunk of social interaction…

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