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We all use calendars, right? We use them to plan for our business meetings, our social events outside of work, for activities big and small that we want to prepare for or not miss. Then why don’t we do the same with our reward activities? Why don’t we create an employee reward calendar to help us design and deliver all of our important reward activities?
A employee reward calendar, if used properly, can improve the efficiency of both your time and your work, improve employee engagement, and set you up for the success you require to achieve your critical reward objectives.
First and foremost, the great thing about an employee reward calendar is that it supports and encourages focus - focus on the dates and focus on the activities. Let’s go over some other benefits that come from creating a reward calendar for your employee rewards:
There are many different ways to create a calendar, but I’ve found that sometimes going old-school is best. What do I mean with that? Grab your sticky notes!
Pulling out your Post-it notes, preferably in different colours, is an easy way to help you create and manage different categories of work.
For example, green notes could be for pay programmes, pink for benefit programmes, blue for recognition, you get the idea. By using sticky notes you can write out the high-level events and display them in a way that will let you move them around and organise them in the best way. Nothing beats a good old Post-it wall for planning, right?! But as you begin, don’t forget to...
Remember, as Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you prepare to fail.” So grab your stack of Post-its and get your calendar rolling!
Debra is the co-author of "Build It: The Rebel Playbook for Employee Engagement," which she wrote with Reward Gateway Founder, Glenn Elliott. She's a Rewards guru, having over 20 years experience as a rewards leader, speaker, teacher and a frequent contributor to the Reward Gateway blog.
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