What incentives do employees want most?
During this post economic slump it’s more important than ever to motivate employees who are frustrated due to many factors, including constant downsizing, lack of promotions and frozen salaries. Incentives help engage employees, and are an indirect route to bottom line results. Rewarding employees for their exceptional work is critical for keeping them motivated to want to do their best.
We all may not be able to offer some employee perks/incentives like Facebook with free onsite food, $3,000 reimbursement for childcare and 21 days of PTO but we can work to make our employees happier. A simple ”Good Job” or a public employee appreciation/recognition in front of other employees will go a long way.
According to Mindflash, a leading platform for employee, partner and customer training, what employees say they want and what employers think they want is quite different. Employees actually want to be appreciated, cared for, and “in” on things.
Do you know what your employees really want? Have you considered rolling out a program for 2014? Share and weigh in!