Showing your team how much you appreciate them is a huge part of employee satisfaction. In fact, 85% of surveyed workers feel more motivated to do their best when they have an incentive. Pairing an incentive with employee giveaways can help. If you’re trying to find new employee incentive ideas, we have four to help encourage your team and show how much you value them.
Create adventures in the outdoors
Spending time outside has been shown to lower stress levels. When thinking about employee incentive ideas, look around your area for something unique to do in the great outdoors. Consider gifting a pass to a provincial or national (if local) park to encourage them to hike, bike or take advantage of fall or winter activities. Give recipients gear to go with the excursion, like a pair of gloves or a scarf.
Offer pet day-cations
For employees with pets, treat them to a pet day—an added day off to have fun with their pet. Consider giving them on-the-go pet gifts, like a collapsible bowl or a pet bag dispenser. Ask them to snap a pic or two, share on social and tag your company.
Give high-end gifts
Create a competition to incentivize the team and pair it with highly coveted employee rewards. Give a cash prize along with high-end employee giveaways, like a parka, laptop backpack or rolling cooler, for the team member who closes the most sales, brings in the most leads, or upsells the most to current clients.
Take recognition to the next level
Recognizing individual employees for their achievements shows you’re paying attention to their work and appreciate them. In fact, 40% of employees would put more energy into their work if they were recognized more often. Take recognition to the next level by featuring your superstars in a short video. Share it with the entire team and, if the employee consents, on your social channels.
Motivation for the win
Giving back to your team makes them feel appreciated—and that’s good for business. Use these employee incentive ideas to thank your team for going the extra mile.