Celebrate National Gratitude Month By Gifting An Incentive Card
“He who forgets the language of gratitude can never be on speaking terms with happiness.”
– C. Neil Strait
The month of November is officially National Gratitude month, and so we at DCR Strategies ask: What are you grateful for? With American Thanksgiving–the perfect holiday for gratitude–right around the corner, now is the time to look at how you can give something back to those who are important to you.
It’s important for businesses and employers to recognize their employees’ hard work. According to a recent survey, 40 percent of employees say they had not been recognized at all in the past year, and 39 percent of employees feel underappreciated at work. A respected and recognized employee is a happy, proud, and hardworking employee. A survey conducted by Globoforce found that two-thirds of workers who were recognized in the last month felt more than twice as engaged at work than those employees who had not been recognized.
Recognition is an integral part of the employer-employee relationship: you are showing that their work matters, and that you value their efforts. Even a small bit of workplace appreciation can go a long way towards boosting morale, leading to gains in various parts of your business.
Robert Emmons, a world-renowned expert on the science of gratitude says this about the research in his book, Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier:
“We discovered scientific proof that when people regularly engage in systematic cultivation of gratitude, they experience a variety of measurable benefits: psychological, physical, and interpersonal. The evidence on gratitude contradicts a widely held view that all people have a ‘set-point’ of happiness that cannot be reset by any known means: in some cases, people have reported that gratitude led to transformative life changes. And, even more important, the family, friends, partners, and others that surround them consistently report that people who practice gratitude seem measurably happier and are more pleasant to be around.”
So now that we know that recognizing and rewarding your employees is important, how can you go about showing it? A financial incentive is an excellent way to recognize the hard work your employees put in. However, it can’t just be anything. An incentive card provides the ideal solution.
Reasons Why An Incentive Card is the Best Way to Recognize Your Employees:
Reloadable: Unlike regular, closed-loop gift cards, an incentive card be reloaded again and again, allowing your business to continually offer new rewards, gifts, and payments.
Universally Accessible: An incentive card can be used virtually anywhere in the world.
Marketable: Every time your employee uses the card, they will see your company logo and remember that it is you who values their hard work.
Simple: The cards are are easy to use and easy to set up–everything can be done in minutes
Secure: Unlike cash, or closed loop payment systems, incentive cards are secure, offer lost/stolen theft protection, and protect your employees from fraud.
Now is the time to offer your employees recognition and show your gratitude for their hard work. Our solutions offer an economical alternative to cheques and other options. Branded incentive programs are also a great way to motivate your staff. They provide an effective way to increase efficiency and build employee loyalty. Click here to get started.
Need more ideas? Check out 5 Employee Incentive Programs That Work.