Rewarding Employees in Creative, Inexpensive Ways

Employee Recognition Ideas

If you need ideas for rewarding employees without spending a great deal of money, you have come to the right place. Sure, you can take the easy way out and shoot off an email telling your employee he/she has done a great job, but there are much more creative, more personal, and more meaningful ways to convey to your team they’re doing a fantastic job and you appreciate their hard work.

Raises and bonuses are usually the most appreciated way of rewarding employee performance, dedication and creativity, but company budgets don’t always allow for this type of recognition. Tell your employees you appreciate their great work with these creative, inexpensive means of employee recognition.

Praise—free, meaningful, personal.  But if you’re looking for a more tangible way to recognize a job well done, there are creative ways of rewarding employees, even in these tough economic times when bonuses and raises may not be feasible.

Certificates, plaques, trophies, banners, gifts, and inspirational posters are all creative, inexpensive ways of rewarding employees who have wowed you with their customer service, product pitch, sales record, perfect attendance, or team work.

Never underestimate the power of recognition. It boosts morale, motivates, inspires, creates feelings of self-worth and value, increases productivity, and fosters loyalty and dedication.

If you haven’t told your employees they’re doing a good job, they may have low morale, lack motivation or just do enough to get the job done. While employees may appear to not need a pat on the back, everyone truly likes to hear they’re doing a good job every now and then. And with so many creative, inexpensive ways of rewarding employees, there’s no reason to put this off any longer.

PaperDirect has a full line of employee recognition materials with one to meet your company’s needs.