12 Jul '11, 11am

GrowSmartBusiness: What’s the Best Way to Reward Your Employees? #li

GrowSmartBusiness: What’s the Best Way to Reward Your Employees? #li

This article got me thinking about the difference between cash and gifts. When I was an employee, I received both kinds of rewards. For years, I worked at a small business where we would get cash bonuses each Christmas. The bonuses were small, but appreciated nonetheless. One thing that made them stand out is that they weren’t (as Irvine mentions) lumped in with our paychecks. They were given in actual cash and handed to each employee by the company owner. This made it a special occasion—and one that was memorable. Now, whether you chose to spend that cash on “who knows what” or on something special was up to you. I personally made a point of spending the money on special items that I still treasure and that remind me of when I got them (much like wedding gifts).

Full article: http://www.networksolutions.com/smallbusiness/2011/07/wha...

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