‘Tis the season to reward

Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services wraps up Christmas rewards with cost-effective, premium gift cards for employeesReward and recognition practices are a powerful way of motivating staff, and the festive season offers the perfect opportunity for employers to demonstrate their gratitude for the previous year’s work. However, recent research found that 87%[1] of organisations without a formal recognition scheme in place don’t reward their employees at Christmas.

The benefits of rewarding staff are well documented, with greater engagement, increased motivation and higher retention just a few of the benefits that employers can gain, according to Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services, a leading provider of employee benefits and rewards services. However, in order to maximise these benefits, it is vital to ensure that rewards are both relevant and desirable to each individual, which can be difficult when modern workforces are so diverse in age, gender and interests.

Multi-choice gift vouchers – such as Sodexo’s SayShopping Pass – are an easy and effective way of rewarding employees that have different desires by offering a huge array of retailers and leisure options to choose from. Sodexo’s premium product, Simply Gift, goes one step further by allowing employers to personalise each gift card, so that it is unique to the individual employee.

Simply Gift offers a no hassle, cost effective solution for employers facing the mammoth task of sourcing suitable gifts for a diverse workforce. The prepaid Visa card is easy to use and merely requires a basic online activation process before employees can begin enjoying their reward.

Simply Gift is flexible around employers’ budgets and will be delivered and personalised for free.. Employees can then use the card to shop with a number of premium online and high street retailers, including Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Intrepid Traveller and a host of other retail and leisure affiliates.

Iain McMath, CEO of Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services, said:

“Dedicating a small amount of resource to thank your employees and show appreciation for their work brings enormous benefits to a business. Not only does this motivate individuals and boost team morale, it is also a chance for senior management to connect with all levels of their workforce. As there is a continual move towards flexible working and part time contracts, the opportunity to reach out to all staff equally and draw people together is one that can only benefit a business.”

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