1001 Ways to Reward Employees

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Workman Publishing, 2005 - Business & Economics - 381 pages
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Why is 1001 Ways to Reward Employees, with over 1.4 million copies in print, such an extraordinary bestseller? Because a little over ten years ago Bob Nelson took the seeds of an idea and turned it into something indispensable for business. The idea? That it’s not a raise that motivates an employee, and it’s not a promotion—what really sparks a person to perform are those intangible, unexpected gestures that signify real appreciation for a job well done.

Now, after having worked with thousands of organizations in the years since 11001 Ways to Reward. . . was first published, Bob Nelson presents a second edition packed with hundreds of new ideas and examples of how companies are using rewards and recognitions to boost productivity and keep their valued employees happy. Airplane mechanics are rewarded with balloons and pinwheels. Another manager calls his employees’ mothers and thanks them for raising such industrious children. There are ideas from the offbeat (The Margarita Award) to the company-wide (a quiet room) to the embarrassingly simple (a hand-written thank you note) to the wacky (the Laugh-a-Day challenge) to the formal (a two-week promotion to special assistant to the president). Each section includes no-cost rewards and low-cost rewards, both public and private, making this new edition an indispensable resource for making the person/achievement/reward equation work.
  

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Write a "letter of praise" to employees to recognize their specific contributions and accomplishments; send a copy to your boss or higher managers and to the personnel department. Read full review

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Contents

DAYTODAY RECOGNITION
1
Personal Praise Recognition
5
Written Praise Recognition
13
Electronic Praise Recognition
26
Public Praise Recognition
31
INFORMAL INTANGIBLE RECOGNITION
43
Information Support Involvement
45
Autonomy Authority
55
Group Recognition Rewards
156
Fun Games Contests
170
Celebrations Parties Special Events
191
Field Trips Travel
202
REWARDS FOR SPECIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS
210
Sales Revenue
212
Customer Service
229
Employee Suggestions
244

Flexible Work Hours Time Off
64
Learning Career Development
75
Manager Availability Time
86
TANGIBLE RECOGNITION REWARDS
95
Outstanding Employee Achievement Awards
97
Cash Cash Substitutes Gift Certificates
115
Nominal Gifts Merchandise Food
128
Special Privileges Perks Employee Services
141
GROUP RECOGNITION REWARDS ACTIVITIES
153
Productivity Quality
255
Attendance Safety
263
FORMAL ORGANIZATIONAL REWARD PROGRAMS
270
Multilevel Reward Programs Point Systems
271
Company Benefits Perks
284
Employee Company Anniversaries
303
Charity Community Service
314
Company Stock Ownership
324
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About the author (2005)

Bob Nelson, Ph.D., is president of Nelson Motivation, Inc., a founding board member of the National Association for Employee Recognition (NAER), and a bestselling author whose books on management and motivation have sold over 3 million copies and been translated into over 25 languages. Dr. Nelson lives and works in San Diego, California.

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