Here at Power2Motivate, we know what makes great employee appreciation. Here are three organisations who are getting it right!
Employee appreciation is more important than you think. In fact, more than half (53 per cent) of respondents to a Glassdoor survey said they'd stay at their jobs longer if their bosses showed more appreciation. In addition, four in five (81 percent) employees say they're motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their work.
Its huge impact on both productivity and turnover means companies must nail employee appreciation. Luckily, you can take inspiration from these other organisations who we think are smashing it in the employee appreciation department!
Yep, you guessed it! Google was always going to feature highly. It regularly gets the top spots in 'best companies to work for' lists, and recently was ranked eighth in Glassdoor's 2019 Employees' Choice Best Places to Work survey. The reasons for its dominance in these rankings are many: the company offers on-site medical care, bicycles and electric cars to get staff to meetings, and even free food and drink for its employees.
While not every organisation has Google's resources, in an Employee Rewards and Recognition Programme, there's still ample opportunity to offer a range of perks, from meal vouchers to electronics and even free travel. This is exactly the type of prize that will show employees you really value their hard work, helping contribute to improved productivity and lowered turnover.
Salesforce won the top spot on Fortune's 100 'best companies to work for' list in 2018 - and it's not hard to see why! Salesforce has a huge focus on the wellbeing of its employees, and is particularly supportive of charity and CSR work. In fact, for every dollar its employees give to charity, Salesforce will match it up to the value of $2,500. If a team member completes and logs 56 hours of volunteer time, they unlock an additional $2,500 of gift matching potential.
This gift matching program shows Salesforce understands the importance of employee wellbeing. Charity and CSR events are hugely important in keeping employee morale high and helping them feel their companies really care about the world around them.
3) Certain, Inc.
Event automation software company Certain understands the importance of offering employees a choice of reward. That's why in the run up to every employee appreciation day it crowd-sources ideas for how to celebrate so the company knows it's planning something employees actually want.
Choice is an integral part of creating a great employee appreciation program - after all, your team members aren't going to feel like you care if you just give them a generic prize that they don't really like. That's why Power2Motivate offers employees a choice of thousands of prizes, so you know your employees are getting something personal to them.
Employee appreciation with Power2Motivate
We understand not everyone has access to resources such as Google's, but you can still make your employees feel appreciated. Power2Motivate has years of experience creating employee appreciation programs that will leave your team members happier, more productive and less likely to leave. From employee rewards and peer-to-peer recognition to sales incentives and channel partner benefits, our programs have you covered. To find out more about any of our rewards, recognition and incentive programs, contact the team or request a demo today.