The work landscape continues to change through the years. In recent times, more and more employees are choosing to work remotely while some are embracing the hybrid work setup. This makes it so much more crucial to establish an inclusive environment by consistent communication and recognition of hard work. Every employee wants to feel that they are part of a team and one way to do that is by giving credit where it’s due.
Here are five ways to reward hybrid and remote work employees.
Celebrate big and small wins onsite AND aired on a virtual meeting platform.
It’s easy to make a flash announcement with bells and whistles when you are all together in one space. When this happens in a hybrid setup, the tendency is that those working offsite miss out. . Make sure to celebrate such occasions in a way that everyone can be a part of it, whether physically or virtually. Public recognition boosts morale and inspires employees to continue delivering excellent work.
Open up more learning opportunities.
Aside from seminars that will help your employees improve their professional skill set, why not offer lessons on recreation and passions? It can be about cooking, meditation, painting, or coding. You can even consider financial management to teach employees to save, invest and build their future.
Treat them to a meal.
Managers sometimes treat their employees to an impromptu lunch, which is great, but what about remote employees? ? One way to make them feel included is to send them a gift certificate accepted in restaurants near them. Even better, give a Sodexo+ Meal and Food Pass digital GC so they have several options to choose from.
Provide wellness benefits.
Beyond the usual health insurance, try offering a corporate wellness program. It can include counseling on mental health, dietary coaching, online fitness classes, sending out fruit and vitamin packages, or experts to talk about COVID prevention. You can be as creative as you want!
Send a gift.
Want to send a reward but you’re unsure of what to give your recipients? Try giving gift certificatesthat give them the freedom to choose. Sodexo’s Premium Pass and digital GCs can be used at thousands of merchants in the Philippines so they won’t run out of options. You can even send GCs real time via Sodexo+.
There are many ways to make employees appreciated and included whatever the working arrangements are. These are just some ideas to get you started or complement your existing programs.