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5 Ways to Recognise Your Employees

No matter the nature of your business, it is essential to recognise the achievements of employees who go above and beyond what is expected of them.

Many companies choose an employee of the week and award them with a prize. This is a great start, but there’s no harm in making things a little more exciting!

At Stellamar, we practice what we preach. From race cars, to theme parks, to luxury yachts, we strive to reward our employees with unpredictable, action packed bonuses.

Below are a few tried and true ways to show your employees that you appreciate them.


  1. Feature Them on The Company Website

Having a spot on your website dedicated to showcasing your employees is a fantastic way to make them feel appreciated. Consider including their photo, name, and job title like us.

Depending on the nature of your business, giving website visitors a way to contact your employees could also help them to collect valuable leads- something they’re sure to be grateful for!

Lastly, this feature could also have added benefits for your organisation. By showing off the people who work for you and putting real faces to your business, you have the opportunity to strengthen your customer relationship and branding.


  1. Offer Them Flexible Working

With the advancement of the digital age, working flexibly is now easier than ever. So, why not reward well performing employees the freedom to choose when and where they work?

Studies have shown that those who work flexibly are 13% more productive, with 23% admitting to putting in more hours for work-related tasks.

Allowing your employees to be flexible with their work hours not only shows that they’ve earned your trust, but also enables them to manage their own work/life balance.

Offering this option to those who have met their targets for the quarter or have worked particularly hard on a project is a fantastic way to recognise their dedication.


  1. Celebrate Birthdays

There’s no better day to show an employee you appreciate them than on their birthday.

Make it a tradition to decorate desks, bring in cake, and present them with a card signed by everyone in the office. You could even go all out and give them the day off like we do!

No matter how dedicated they are, working their usual 9-5 probably isn’t the way your employees would most like to spend their birthday. Showing that you appreciate this is a great way to reward those who work hard.

Furthermore, this simple treat means your employees won’t have to take a day of annual leave, showing them that you’re grateful for the work they do all year round.


  1. Support Their Education and Training

Investing in the education and training of your loyal employees is a brilliant way to convey that you believe in their talents and are pleased with their work so far.

You could allow them time out of the office to attend courses and training sessions, or even contribute financially to their education.

68% of employees consider training and development to be a company’s most important policy. Therefore, supporting the career growth and ambitions of your staff is a great way to improve retention and attract new talent.


  1. Out of Office Surprises

For times when the entire team deserves some appreciation.

These are a great way to let off some steam and treat your staff to an (all-expenses paid!) day away from their desks. They are also brilliant for team building and encouraging employees to mingle with those they don’t work closely with on a daily basis.

Theme parks, escape rooms, and laser quests are brilliant if you’re seeking an adrenaline filled experience. Furthermore, obstacle courses such as tough mudder are not only guaranteed to spark some laughter but will also strengthen the bond between your team.

Treating your employees to an exciting day trip is a sure-fire way to show them your appreciation at the end of a quarter and give them an extra boost of motivation for the next.

As you can tell, we take incentives extremely seriously!


Do we sound like a company you’d like to be part of? Find out how you could work for us today.

Lastly, if you would like more advice on how to effectively recognise and reward the achievements of your staff, please get in touch with our expert HR team.