The holiday season is here and with it comes employee rewards season. Rewarding employees with bonuses for their work performance or hosting a holiday party are fairly common rewards this time of year. Rewarding employees for healthy behavior is also growing in popularity.
Through wellness programs, employers can provide financial and non-financial rewards to employees who engage in healthy activity.
Employee wellness is not one-size-fits-all and it’s important to remember that rewards are not one-size-fits-all either. When tailoring a customized wellness program for employees, it is essential to find rewards that best drive engagement for the respective employee population.
Employers sometimes think that cash is the only reward that really motivates employees — not true! In fact, “According to a study by Site International Foundation and the Incentive Travel Council, 96% of employees say they are motivated by travel incentives.”
Does your wellness program give employees an opportunity to earn additional vacation days? An extra vacation day could be just the type of reward your employees would appreciate this holiday season.
For more on rewarding employees with vacation days: http://www.businessinsider.com/paid-vacation-motivates-better-than-cash-2013-11