50+ Ways Any Organization Can Reward Their Employees In 2019


Riley Moore
CEO of RM4Tech & Co-Creator of DirectSuggest

June 11th 2019

Rewarding your employees for good work is vital towards keeping them happy and engaged. Having incentives helps motivate and drive employees to complete tasks or long term objectives. In a competitive hiring market, like we have today, it is vital to have a culture that sparks engagement and enjoyment. Incentivizing an employee to achieve a goal or a team complete a metric can work wonders for growing community and taking your organization to new heights. When an employee comes up with a valuable idea, it is great to reward them for doing so.

While some reward ideas may be obvious, others may not. It is ideal to tailor employee rewards specifically to your organization or various departments and roles. Below is a list of various employee rewards and incentives to implement in your organization.

  1. Throw A Party.
  2. Give Them An Extra Vacation Day.
  3. Give Them Double Time.
  4. Give Them The Option Of Flexibility With Their Schedule.
  5. Create A Casual Dress Day.
  6. Provide Outside Services In The Workplace.
  7. Give Away Coupons And Gift Cards.
  8. A Sincere Word Of Thanks Costs Nothing And Is Very Effective.
  9. Post A Thank You Note On Their Door In Their Honor.
  10. Create A Simple “ABCD” Card That Are Given When Someone Goes “Above The Call Of Duty”.
  11. Honor Them At The Start Of The Next Staff Meeting (Recognize Someone At The Start Of Every Staff Meeting).
  12. Post A “Thank You” Sign In The Lobby With Their Name On It.
  13. Gift Them Flowers, A Book, Or Other Small Gift.
  14. Invite Them To A One-On-One Lunch.
  15. Give Them A Card With Lottery Tickets Inside.
  16. Give Them A Card With Movie Tickets Inside.
  17. Give Them A Card With A Gift Certificate.
  18. Have The Entire Team Sign A Framed Photo Or Certificate Of Appreciation.
  19. Arrange For A Boss Several Levels Up To Stop By To Say Thanks.
  20. Send A Thank You Note Or Gift Basket To Their Spouse.
  21. Arrange To Have Their Car Washed.
  22. Arrange To Have Their Home Cleaned.
  23. Let Them Bring Their Pet To Work.
  24. Feature Them In The Company Newsletter.
  25. Team Shopping Spree.
  26. Themed Team Lunch
  27. Company Apparel
  28. Gala Guests
  29. Team Service Project
  30. Impromptu Time Off
  31. Time Off Coupons
  32. Work-From-Home Day
  33. Breakfast Treat
  34. Indoor Food Truck AKA Catered Service
  35. Peer-To-Peer Recognition
  36. Team Birthdays And Work Anniversaries
  37. Points Reward System
  38. Coffee Shop Meetings
  39. Employee Competitions
  40. Cover A Major Expense
  41. Cookies For A Cause
  42. Charitable Donation
  43. Traveling Trophy
  44. Ambassador Assignment
  45. VIP Meet-N-Greet
  46. Educational Investment
  47. Praise From A Customer
  48. Office Update Budget
  49. Festival Or Sporting Event Tickets
  50. Wine Tasting Or Brewery Tour
  51. VIP Access To Their Favorite Band
  52. Extreme Adventure Day
  53. Cruise For Two
  54. Spa Day
  55. Tech Accessories Like Headphones, Speakers, Or A Smart Watch
  56. Uber Or Lyft Ride Credit

BONUS: Ask them what they’d like.
Let your employee know you appreciate their work and why. Ask them what they’d like as a reward.



Is your organization looking for an affordable and easy-to-use solution to capture employee suggestions? DirectSuggest, the suggestion box reimagined, connects your decision makers directly to your employees and makes it simple for an employee to make suggestions with the assurance that they arrive where needed. For more information please click here.






Riley Moore (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rileyrm4tech)
Riley Moore is a fresh face in the world of engagement and innovation. The 24-year-old CEO of RM4Tech, a family owned family run software company, has used his mix of technical and business influences to bring his creative vision to life. RM4Tech’s first solution, DirectSuggest, is the affordable and easy to use suggestion box reimagined. Another software product is scheduled for Q4 of 2018.

His passion to empower individuals to use their creativity and voice to make a difference in the world is what drives him. Riley has gained a large following from his statistical and articulate insight, mixed with his unrelenting drive to change the world, gathering a following of over 19k followers on LinkedIn in only eight months. Riley has been nominated for the 2018 Sacramento Business Journal 40 under 40 and DirectSuggest has been nominated for the 2018 Sacramento Business Journal Innovation Awards.