Creative Ways to Reward Personnel Performance

Most of us are familiar with the traditional rewards given to employees for longevity, loyalty and quality work performance.  Such things as the gold watch, the annual holiday bonus, and the outstanding performance awards have even become part of our lexicon today, so much so that things like a “golden parachute” or Christmas bonus” are almost expected as a matter of course.  Yet their original purpose remains to recognize personnel performance and to motivate staff to work to their fullest ability.  Some employers are seeking new creative ways to accomplish this.  Firms that have made environmental sensitivity and awareness adopted parts of their creed are particularly interested in ways to enact that creed while awarding staff and personnel for quality work performance.  Thus, finding a reward that recognizes good work and furthers the goals of environmental sensitivity and sustainability will benefit the employee while helping the firm demonstrate its dedication to the achievement of those goals.

One tactic that might be used to accomplish this is by giving awards that are more ecologically friendly.  Certain awards can promote more involvement in the outdoors and in environmentally sensitive activities.  For example, giving staff members gifts or prizes that promote participation in outdoor sport and activities can be one way to encourage staff and maintain a firm’s adopted policies for environmental sensitivity.  And such awards can also promote recreational activities that are also sensitive to the environment.  Such an award could be a Groupon coupon for new fishing tackle obtained from Bass Read More . . .

How to Chill at Home This Summer

With everything that is going on at work you probably want to get away to some place really far. But what if your boss needed you to take a business trip, one in which a promotion for you would come after if you could complete it. Hey, you never know. It is for this reason that maybe you should chill at home this summer. While it is always fun to travel someplace you have never been before such as Egypt or The Grand Canyon there is something just as cool when you are able to stay home. You would not be the only person staying home (or local this summer). The concept of having fun at home is referred to as a staycation, which means you are on vacation only staying in the place you are hence the name stay-cation. Think of your home as the hotel, you can venture out of your hotel, visit some places you’ve never been, than go back to your hotel also known as your home. According to an article by Forbes, there are plenty of fun and exciting things to do at home. From visiting your local pool to seeing your local museums. You can even go biking at the local park while you are vacationing at home. Staycations can be fun and economical at the same time. In fact, kicking back at home can be rather relaxing. Who says you have to travel far from home to get away from everything. Be creative … Read More . . .