A happy work force creates a much more successful business, by increasing productivity and sales (not to mention a decrease in staff turnover).
Promotional Products can play a role to reward, engage, recognise and educate staff. Here are 8 ideas that are easy and cost effective to incorporate:
1: New Employee Welcome Kit - Create a Welcome Kit for new staff. Include branded items e.g. branded water bottle, stationery items, mints. Read more here - Employee Welcome Kits
2: Monthly Award - Reward employees who have contributed to the business during a given month.
3: Training - Reinforce important messages and policies using a branded item e.g. mouse mat, USB stick or branded desk item.
4: Communication - Use a newsletter or the intranet to engage staff and include prizes for employee submissions that are included as policy.
5: Staff Uniform - Incorporate an everyday uniform or elements for casual day occasions or promotional activities e.g. polos, shirts
6: Milestones and Special Events - Celebrate company and employment milestones, birthdays and special achievements. Provide a memento to promote the company achievement e.g. watch. Celebrate the end of the year (or end of financial year) with a staff treat e.g. promotional confectionery, earbuds or personal items such as lipbalm.
7: Incentives - a structured incentive programme (with clear objectives and rules) is a very effective way to build a strong culture and achieve sales and other goals. Promotional and themed teasers can be included throughout the incentive period, to build excitement and reinforce the final incentive reward.
8. A Culture of Fun - include some 'fun' and create camaraderie - e.g. Have a theme for a day Friday, gather staff for an event e.g. cooking classes or a treasure hunt. Award prizes for best dressed, provide branded aprons, hats and other team items.
What other ways have you utilised promotional products for staff involvement?