Staff Incentive for Your Business - The best incentives start with the job application
Here is a key question during a job interview that can pay dividends with those you hire. "If you had a day off to do anything you wanted, what would you do"?
Listen carefully to the answer. There is a good chance their answer is something that you can provide for them. The next time you are creating an incentive for your employees, consider creating individualized rewards instead of a one prize that the owner gets. By this I mean, the prize is different for each employee.
The employee has already told you what they want. They will definitely enjoy something they know they want more than something we might dream up for them.
And for existing employees, it is as simple as asking that initial question during a conversation. Just be sure to listen carefully and note the answer in their employee file.
We want to recognize A Carrot A Day by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, whose book provides the basis for each month's incentive idea.