Journal

The 12 Best Ways to Reward Employees on a Budget

written by Michael Dauphinee on February 24th, 2015

Scientists have found that the release of oxytocin in the brain causes people to be happier and more connected to their work. Maybe you’re on a tight budget. So what other options do you have? Rhett Power has figured out 12 ways to reward employees on a budget:

  1. Ask staff to post recognition notes to each other
  2. Give people time off
  3. Send a letter to the employee’s loved ones about the importance of the employee
  4. Do one of the employee’s least favorite tasks
  5. Give a coffee or carwash gift car
  6. Create a fun “traveling award”
  7. Allow people to work from home or give a “flexible day” certificate
  8. Give departments their own week
  9. Create opportunities
  10. Celebrate important events in their lives
  11. Establish a “Wall of Fame” of outstanding achievements
  12. Say “I’m glad you’re her” and “Thank you“

It is not how much we give, but what we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

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Before Hiring Your Next Employee

written by Michael Dauphinee on December 9th, 2014

Ever look back at a past interview for a new hire and think you could’ve done something differently? John Brandon talks about some of the lessons he learned during the hiring process. During an interview, do not be afraid to continue asking questions until you are sure and comfortable about the candidate, but make sure you make them difficult questions! Questions that arise after you notice a red flag. And, of course, make the credentialing process more rigorous by assigning real duties, having the candidate submit samples of their work such as writing samples or video presentations. Although completing these tasks may make you or the interviewee uncomfortable, “you’ll avoid the even more uncomfortable process of having to fire that person down the road.”

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Be careful! You may be burning out your go-to employees!

written by Michael Dauphinee on October 22nd, 2014

Every leader has their go-to employees. There are times where it is appropriate to give the select few your top projects but giving them all of the projects can lead them to become unproductive! As a leader, be sure to provide ALL your employees with the opportunity to complete a special project! Remember this: “If you don’t have more capable, loyal and trustworthy employees, then something is wrong.”.

Today we challenge you to delegate a project or assignment to a new group of employees!

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