Rewarding employees for going above and beyond for a particular project, by giving them a spot reward like a The Cheese Cake Factory or AutoZone Gift Card, as well as creating incentives by rewarding long-term dedication and productivity is important to keeping employees engaged at work and happy in their jobs. This increases retention rates and employee morale. Using spotrewards like gift cards, as well as larger rewards such as travel or added vacation time is important. Spot rewards given out without warning are effective in keeping employees engaged day-to-day.
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