19 great things your business can do with a reward voucher
Hypothetically, you’re handed a stack of reward vouchers at work (ideally Love2shop Gift Vouchers, obviously), and you’re told to find a use for them.
Maybe you’re gripped by indecision, or maybe your natural reaction is to dish them out equally, “as a thank you from the company.” Don’t do that though, it’s boring.
Use the reward vouchers to show your employees what you love about their work, celebrate what they do well, and show your staff what’s valuable in your company.
Use a reward voucher to highlight:
It could be an idea to save money, reduce waste, increase revenue, or a better way to support customers. Make it clear good ideas are precious and welcome by using a voucher as a thank-you.
It’s simple but it’s what work is about. If you spot an employee having a big week, or even just a big day, peel off a few vouchers to celebrate their efforts.
Your company values should be highlighted. Show that you treasure behaviour that cements those values into daily work by rewarding ethical work with reward vouchers.
Exceptional customer service can be make or break. Let staff see how much you value employees who go above and beyond for your clients.
Understanding your products, or services, is vital to using and selling them. Reward staff who demonstrate exceptional levels of knowledge.
Celebrate employees who take the time to muck in for each other. A more collaborative workplace will mean a more successful business.
A reward doesn’t have to be linked to a tangible outcome, or a sales figure. Single out someone who just goes that little bit further without being asked to.
Show your gratitude for an employee that sees something difficult coming and gets out ahead of it. It could new legislation, or a competing product launch or a problem in your supply chain.
If your company has a charity close to your heart, reward employees for giving their time to it.
Taking up health initiatives
Healthier offices produce more good work more often. Reward employees who stick to lifestyle changes with vouchers.
Having a birthday
We definitely don’t need to go into detail on this one, because you should be doing something for birthdays already.
Going to training sessions
Surprise the staff who attend voluntary training sessions with vouchers at the end of the training. They’ll be more likely to attend another, and they’ll understand that the training is important to you.
Giving up smoking
Promote a smoke-free workplace by rewarding quitters with reward vouchers for giving up.
Turning on the dishwasher
Because it’s the absolute worst when your favourite mug is dirty. If someone takes responsibility for clean mugs, that’s worth a token of thanks.
Referring new business
Not everyone’s role is to find new business for the company, but anyone can refer a new client. Reward employees who refer clients to your company, even if they’re not sales staff.
Referring new employees
Similarly, it’s a big sign that your employees are excited about your company when they refer their friends. Make sure you acknowledge employees that bring you quality candidates from their social circle.
Show appreciation for employees coming up on a work anniversary. Most employees expect to see at least some recognition for their years of service, so a reward voucher works as a little thank-you for loyalty.
Celebrate employees that take the time to make sure everyone feels welcome by organising social events.
In general, managers get presented with lots of problems and all too few solutions. Celebrate employees who can come up with solutions and enact them independently.
Ideally, this would be part of a business-wide formalised recognition and reward scheme. That’s the ideal scenario though, not the only scenario. It’s not like you have to be some kind of employee engagement guru to get use out of reward vouchers.
Do it today, formalise and organise it all tomorrow. Just get started, show your staff that positive behaviour and ideas are prized in your company by using a token of gratitude.