1035957_17800353Rewarding your employees isn’t always intuitive, especially when you don’t have a spare dime to your company’s name. Fortunately, it’s not as difficult as it looks. Here are some frugal tips to help you get started.

Let Them Work from Home

With the age of computers, many jobs that had to be done in an office environment ten years ago can now be done from any computer that has access to the right network. When an employee is good at getting their work done on time and does good quality work, you can reward them by allowing them to work from home several times a week. That way, they don’t have to drive all the way to the office, and they can lounge around their house and get their work done on their own time.

Commend Effort

Many employees give their all but don’t finish a project on time, or they make a mistake here and there. We’re only human, and even though the bottom line in business is quality and efficiency, that doesn’t mean your employee didn’t do his or her best. Reward your employees for trying with a thank-you card or personal visit. An employee knowing that their work is appreciated – even when they aren’t perfect – is essential.

Have Some Sandwiches

If you’re rewarding an entire department, let them go where they’d like for an hour or two and have them enjoy a lunch on you. It can be a relaxing experience, and relaxed and centered employees are often much more productive. If you’re rewarding a single employee instead of a department, allow the employee to bring their family or some friends and pay for the entire event. Not only does it make your employee feel appreciated, they get to spend time with people they like.