35 Creative Employee Recognition Ideas

Creative Employee Recognition Ideas from Terryberry

If you’re searching for fresh employee reward ideas, you’ve come to the right place! TerryberryReward has been helping businesses worldwide find creative recognition ideas to acknowledge their employees for nearly a century. We’ll share the creative employee recognition ideas we’ve seen to be most successful.

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Low-Cost Employee Reward Ideas

Anyone can make a positive difference in their workplace culture by noticing and appreciating the efforts of the people they work with. Here are 6 creative employee reward ideas that cost nothing or next to nothing!

  1. Thank You Notes – a handwritten note is a quick and easy way to say you noticed.  Make it a goal to write one every day!

  2. Get the BookThe WOW! Workplace offers 141 pages of employee recognition ideas for just £21.95.

  3. Traveling Trophy – pick an off-the-wall item that represents excellence in your group.  A team member who demonstrates exceptional excellence is awarded the trophy and gets to display it for a week.  Then the next recipient is selected. Tip: consider an item that each recipient can autograph before it travels on.

  4. Join a Forum for Employee Recognition Ideas – Subscribe to the Terryberry’s Recognition Blog to get regular tips and creative employee recognition ideas from other businesses like yours.

  5. Start Meetings with Recognition – Every meeting goes better with a little recognition.  Start things out by highlighting specific employee achievements and successes.

  6. Social Recognition – social networks are a great place to post praise for great work.  Consider setting up your own internal “recognition network” using Give a WOW. Get the 30 Day Trial, and give it a spin for Free.