How to properly reward a hardworking employee

Your employees are the literal backbone of your business, whether it’s handling your existing clients and thinking creatively to solve their issues and enquiries in as efficient and professional a manner as your industry and company requires. Or maybe they are based on the technical side, handling the services and placement of orders and products that your company sells or managing and applying y0our services to clients. Whatever their role there will always be workers who do what is required. And then occasionally there are workers who always give their 100% effort, those go-to employees that you can always turn to if you need to get something important done, you really can’t squander talent and enthusiasm like that and occasionally, you will need to go above and beyond what people would normally expect in terms of recognition for their achievements and just wear your heart on your sleeve and let them know how appreciative you are of their assistance.

So maybe its time you made a big deal out of the hard work that they do and plan to award them with something, whether that be in private or in front of the entire office is really up to you and which you think that the employee would prefer. Now rather than just a paper “employee of the month” certificate, why not push the boat out for those hardest working of employees and buy them a gift of some description to truly show them what they mean to you as an employee, but what kind of things are appropriate to buy an employee for this kind of occasion? Let us give you a few suggestions that you might not have thought of just yet.

Cake

Who doesn’t love a bit of cake? Whether it’s sickly and deliciously sweet chocolate cake, or a smaller and attractively presented assortment of cupcakes, or even really pushing the boat out and going for an ice-cream cake, filled with their favorite kind of ice-cream, it’s a sure fire way to immediately indicate just how much you care for your employee. You see in our heads we associate cakes and other party style foods with important celebrations, and being presented with a cake for something that we achieved will pull us back to that childlike feeling of being the special person for the moment on our birthdays. After all, food is one of the most memorable things that humans can experience that isn’t an emotion itself.

Turn it into a team bonding experience by planning a surprise presentation of the cake at their desk, with everybody coming together, no not just to try and snatch a piece of cake, heavens no. Obviously they will be coming to offer their most sincere of congratulations on their achievement, and to discuss it in detail, whilst conveniently and naturally enjoying a piece of cake with you to mark the occasion. Or at least that’s what you would hope for. Nevertheless it still stands that cake is not only a great way to appreciate your employee but also to bond with your team and bring everybody together in the spirit of cake based goodness and give a small distraction form the monotony of an office job..

Trophies

If however you want to keep things slightly more professional, but still add a cheerful and quirky twist on the tradional style of award, then why not think about getting a trophy made up and engraved with a record of exactly what they did for the company and how much that you as a business appreciate their hard work and continued support. However an internal office award is really not the Emmys and therefore should be approached with an air of humor and lightheartedness. Some businesses actually give scale models “Oscars” to their hardest working of employees to imply that for this month they are the “superstar” of the office.

So club together with a few of the other management figures in your office and come up with either some kind of personalized award for specific employee or team, or even think about instituting a monthly award system that comes with either a gift or a bonus of some description to motivate your team of employees to push the boundaries even further. Thanks for taking the time to read this article, please click the following link to find out more about trophy engraving.