When we moved to our current building, I as the owner enjoyed a covered parking spot right next to the main entrance. Two years ago, I decided to make it the “Employee of the Month” parking spot. I designated the first winner but now, each occupant of this coveted spot selects the next person and make a pitch to me at the end of the month as to why that person should be the Employee of the Month.
The reason cannot be “because this person has not had it, yet”, it must be in support of outstanding work performance. Then, the new winner is presented on the first of the month at our morning meeting. This has been, by far, the most successful employee perk that does not cost the company a dime. Not only the winner gets to enjoy a covered, convenient – and proudly marked – spot for the whole month, we get to celebrate their successes with them and express gratitude for a job well done.
Contributors: Hana Laurenzo from Teneo Linguistics Company, LLC