Did you know that recognizing and rewarding your employees for a job well done increases engagement at work? Engaged employees tend to be happier, and happy employees perform better and create better customer experiences.
With the upcoming holidays being one of the busiest times of the year, your employees are likely working extra hours and delivering outstanding customer service. If you’ve thought about rewarding them for their hard work but don’t have a large budget, that’s okay. You don’t need a ton of cash to make an impact.
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group even offers several jeweler programs to support store owners in rewarding their employees and extending service after the sale for customers. It’s easy to earn points or cash that can be shared with your staff.
Here are a few other low-cost, long-term ideas on how to reward your store employees.
Random cake break
Food brings everyone together, especially when that food is cake. Stop by your local bakery, pick up a sheet cake, and surprise your team with an afternoon cake break.
Recognition in front of peers
At your next staff meeting, take a few minutes to recognize those who have gone above and beyond. Not only will you make that person feel important and appreciated, you may very well inspire others to go above and beyond. P.S.: This is free!
Speaking of free, at your meetings you can also share resources that help your staff build loyalty and trust with customers. Jewelers Mutual offers complementary jewelry insurance brochures and Pearls of Wisdom brochures that inform clients how to protect their special purchases*.
VIP parking spot
If you live in a state with freezing cold winters or steaming hot summers, you appreciate a well-placed parking spot. Prime parking is reserved for your customers, but go ahead and designate a great spot for the employee of the month. They will enjoy the coveted spot and the recognition.
Handwritten note with a small gift or gift card
Take some time to write a short, handwritten note to everyone on your team. Thank them for their hard work over the past year and call out any personal successes they may have had. Include a small gift or gift card along with the note as an extra-special surprise.
Don’t forget to reward yourself
Already have a plan for rewarding your employees? Great! Don’t forget about the jeweler programs and resources offered by Jewelers Mutual.
Find out if you’re eligible to participate in a program to help grow your business and enhance the experience for your customers.
*Jewelers are not licensed insurance agents and cannot sell or offer advice about insurance coverage.