8 Low Cost and Creative Employee Loyalty Programs

8 Low Cost and Creative Employee Loyalty Programs


5. During play. Why not organize a day for your team to purposefully think “out of their box”? Every team in every organization, given the opportunity, can solve some fantastic problems. Maybe your play day is freeform - let them work on something they're thinking about, but don't have time to work. Maybe it's an organized activity - a nonprofit that requires a simple database application to create. Either way, giving your team the luxury of sitting down for work and “playing” for a day can create some new energy and creativity in your team.  6. Gifts for their families. Why not reward hockey tickets for great work for the whole family? Buy them at Six Flag for the day with a family pack of lift tickets at Keatstone when the kids are out on a winter break. Lunch ‘n learns. The best trainings are about personal enrichment - not professional training. Consider bringing in a personal trainer to talk to busy people about easy ways to work. Raising healthy babies and talking about good eating habits can be a feature of any nutritionist. Or, a time management specialist to make a presentation about maximizing earnings from your work day so you can go home and not worry about work. These kinds of presentations send the message that you care as a person as your own team - not just the cog of the cycle.  7. Wellness program. Health benefits are no longer greater than a draw or retention tool for employers due to mandatory healthcare laws. Your people can get the same national plan independently with the Affordable Care Act. But encouraging them to stay healthy is something they will appreciate. Why not come to a massage therapist, start a walking / biking / running club, or arrange for them to join a health club? Yes bought some loyalty.  8. The key to remembering this is that your employees are people. They have thoughts about emotions, needs, family and they want to feel that they are making a difference. Finding and hiring great people right now is very difficult and it’s not just about money. You’d be surprised how many people truly value a great work environment. Loyalty increases as employees feel more respected and valued as individuals. As a smart and intelligent hiring director, I know that you will step out of your office and start telling your people how much you appreciate the work they are doing.


If you are reading this article, you are probably leading a team or running a business and are interested in what I mean by this title. If you haven't had any rent lately - congratulations! If you have, you know how hard it is to find great talent. It may be the wildest market I’ve seen - more active in some ways in the late 90s. To beat this competition, businesses are using a variety of new strategies to attract talented people to their positions. The fact is I actually saw an LED sign at Boulder Valley YMCA asking for help - and they need a bunch of people. When did you last ask for help at YMCA?

Getting your message out there, meeting the right people and attracting their interest is becoming more difficult because so many businesses are looking for the same person and offering more than you! Let me share a secret with you as a talent acquisition professional… .Your people are getting phone calls from employers - in some cases every day. In the heat of the work week, when everyone is so busy and busy, it’s hard to remember to take care of your people. You’re thinking about getting the job done, and how much your staff can do for you. But you should also think about making sure your team is happy and how much you can do for your staff. The weird thing is that your top talent will be considered top talent elsewhere, and other companies may be paying for them. You have to have them if you want to keep them in the market. You don’t have to suffer your own employees before you say it, think like this: replacing someone is much more expensive than hiring people who already have higher performance. Now is the time to make sure your employees know that you appreciated them. Let's talk about some of the low cost and creative loyalty programs that keep them happy - and reject calls beyond your walls.

5. During play. Why not organize a day for your team to purposefully think “out of their box”? Every team in every organization, given the opportunity, can solve some fantastic problems. Maybe your play day is freeform - let them work on something they're thinking about, but don't have time to work. Maybe it's an organized activity - a nonprofit that requires a simple database application to create. Either way, giving your team the luxury of sitting down for work and “playing” for a day can create some new energy and creativity in your team.  6. Gifts for their families. Why not reward hockey tickets for great work for the whole family? Buy them at Six Flag for the day with a family pack of lift tickets at Keatstone when the kids are out on a winter break. Lunch ‘n learns. The best trainings are about personal enrichment - not professional training. Consider bringing in a personal trainer to talk to busy people about easy ways to work. Raising healthy babies and talking about good eating habits can be a feature of any nutritionist. Or, a time management specialist to make a presentation about maximizing earnings from your work day so you can go home and not worry about work. These kinds of presentations send the message that you care as a person as your own team - not just the cog of the cycle.  7. Wellness program. Health benefits are no longer greater than a draw or retention tool for employers due to mandatory healthcare laws. Your people can get the same national plan independently with the Affordable Care Act. But encouraging them to stay healthy is something they will appreciate. Why not come to a massage therapist, start a walking / biking / running club, or arrange for them to join a health club? Yes bought some loyalty.  8. The key to remembering this is that your employees are people. They have thoughts about emotions, needs, family and they want to feel that they are making a difference. Finding and hiring great people right now is very difficult and it’s not just about money. You’d be surprised how many people truly value a great work environment. Loyalty increases as employees feel more respected and valued as individuals. As a smart and intelligent hiring director, I know that you will step out of your office and start telling your people how much you appreciate the work they are doing.


1. Spontaneous time off. We have all been working long and hard this year. Your best team members (whom you don't want to lose) are probably the ones who have spent the most vacation time. Why not walk into his office and say, "Listen, you're taking a lot of time and I think you should take a long weekend, so enjoy Friday - no phone or email, just have some fun!"

2. Support for volunteer activities. I have a client who gives their people 3 days off each year to take part in their favorite charitable activities. Letting your people know that you are supporting them in their community goes a long way in gaining their loyalty. Volunteering in a child's classroom, distributing food to seniors, reading groups in the library, or setting up a computer at a community center are all ways to help people feel good about themselves and at the same time make a difference - try to see how much better you spread.

3. Conference and training. It’s not entitlement in any way, but if you have great people, it’s up to you to maintain their skills - you’ll enjoy the results with increased productivity and your employees will be attached to their tool belts and feel like you really care about their career progress - everyone wins!

4. Sponsorship in professional associations. Another great way to impress your team with new energy is to get them "out of the house" once and for all. Joining professional organizations gives them the opportunity to talk to other professionals and hear about the challenges they face and how to overcome them. Here are some great results that will result in: 1. Your happy people will talk about how great their work is and you will get some new appointments from it; And 2. They will hear about other people's work barriers and realize what else they have. Yes, and talk to potential employers or hiring managers - but if they're happy you have nothing to worry about.


5. During play. Why not organize a day for your team to purposefully think “out of their box”? Every team in every organization, given the opportunity, can solve some fantastic problems. Maybe your play day is freeform - let them work on something they're thinking about, but don't have time to work. Maybe it's an organized activity - a nonprofit that requires a simple database application to create. Either way, giving your team the luxury of sitting down for work and “playing” for a day can create some new energy and creativity in your team.  6. Gifts for their families. Why not reward hockey tickets for great work for the whole family? Buy them at Six Flag for the day with a family pack of lift tickets at Keatstone when the kids are out on a winter break. Lunch ‘n learns. The best trainings are about personal enrichment - not professional training. Consider bringing in a personal trainer to talk to busy people about easy ways to work. Raising healthy babies and talking about good eating habits can be a feature of any nutritionist. Or, a time management specialist to make a presentation about maximizing earnings from your work day so you can go home and not worry about work. These kinds of presentations send the message that you care as a person as your own team - not just the cog of the cycle.  7. Wellness program. Health benefits are no longer greater than a draw or retention tool for employers due to mandatory healthcare laws. Your people can get the same national plan independently with the Affordable Care Act. But encouraging them to stay healthy is something they will appreciate. Why not come to a massage therapist, start a walking / biking / running club, or arrange for them to join a health club? Yes bought some loyalty.  8. The key to remembering this is that your employees are people. They have thoughts about emotions, needs, family and they want to feel that they are making a difference. Finding and hiring great people right now is very difficult and it’s not just about money. You’d be surprised how many people truly value a great work environment. Loyalty increases as employees feel more respected and valued as individuals. As a smart and intelligent hiring director, I know that you will step out of your office and start telling your people how much you appreciate the work they are doing.


5. During play. Why not organize a day for your team to purposefully think “out of their box”? Every team in every organization, given the opportunity, can solve some fantastic problems. Maybe your play day is freeform - let them work on something they're thinking about, but don't have time to work. Maybe it's an organized activity - a nonprofit that requires a simple database application to create. Either way, giving your team the luxury of sitting down for work and “playing” for a day can create some new energy and creativity in your team.


6. Gifts for their families. Why not reward hockey tickets for great work for the whole family? Buy them at Six Flag for the day with a family pack of lift tickets at Keatstone when the kids are out on a winter break.
Lunch ‘n learns. The best trainings are about personal enrichment - not professional training. Consider bringing in a personal trainer to talk to busy people about easy ways to work. Raising healthy babies and talking about good eating habits can be a feature of any nutritionist. Or, a time management specialist to make a presentation about maximizing earnings from your work day so you can go home and not worry about work. These kinds of presentations send the message that you care as a person as your own team - not just the cog of the cycle.


7. Wellness program. Health benefits are no longer greater than a draw or retention tool for employers due to mandatory healthcare laws. Your people can get the same national plan independently with the Affordable Care Act. But encouraging them to stay healthy is something they will appreciate. Why not come to a massage therapist, start a walking / biking / running club, or arrange for them to join a health club? Yes bought some loyalty.


8. The key to remembering this is that your employees are people. They have thoughts about emotions, needs, family and they want to feel that they are making a difference. Finding and hiring great people right now is very difficult and it’s not just about money. You’d be surprised how many people truly value a great work environment. Loyalty increases as employees feel more respected and valued as individuals. As a smart and intelligent hiring director, I know that you will step out of your office and start telling your people how much you appreciate the work they are doing.

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