It seems like businesses of all shapes and sizes are being challenged with employee retention and attraction. But you don’t have to be a multi-national powerhouse to create an amazing culture and Employee Value Proposition (EVP) for your people. 

In my role as an Employee Engagement Consultant at Reward Gateway, I work with a lot of small and medium-sized businesses. I get to work with leaders in different industries, and help them with their engagement goals, needs and challenges. It feels great to add value and contribute to their people strategies and results.

small medium large businessesMy clients are all unique – and special – but I’ve learned that there are a few misconceptions when it comes to company size.

For example, a lot of organizations feel that they need to be bigger to be better.

Some businesses feel they need to have high-level maturity to nail their EVP and compete in the talent market. But when it comes to creating a quality EVP and engagement strategy, that’s not typically the case. In my experience with Reward Gateway, there are five myths that definitely need busting. 

MYTH 1: You need a big team to roll out solutions

Having large teams might be great for some organizations, but lean teams can be dream teams, and that’s what we love. When you partner with Reward Gateway, our team works with you. We often work alongside one key contact at an organization to design, support and create your platform, and we help you launch a company platform with a BANG! Some clients choose to pull together a small team of colleagues to provide perspective on decisions, but there’s no need to hire a team or a consultant group to help with your rollout – we've got you covered!

budget-conceptMYTH 2: You need a bottomless budget

Our products deliver huge value to organizations. We have a lot of success in how we partner with and provide results for business leaders. But, you don’t need crazy-deep pockets to improve your engagement. We work with organizations to provide value, and we don’t make you jump through hoops or give you a lesser product to get a better deal. We work with our clients to get them the best solutions at the scale they need now to grow with them well into the future. 

MYTH 3: It’s plug, play and go away

Out-of-the-box solutions can be great. But, the "one-size-fits-all" approach can sometimes have unwanted features, functionality gaps or a characterless look and feel. The organizations we work with are unique, so we feel that their platforms and tech should be too. Our solutions not only help customize your manual processes and integrations (saving you time and effort) - they are designed to look like your brand. This improves how your people connect to the platform as an extension of your employer brand, but also helps you stand out from competitors. 

MYTH 4: Say goodbye to your time

Everyone has been stung by a project that’s blown out or went on way longer than expected. With our approach, we’re committed to projects being clear, pain-free and on-time. It’s not something that’s going to bog you down for months. Our world-class Implementation Team works with you to create a slick rollout that’s planned to perfection to hit the deadlines you need. Before we start, we get your input and we’re upfront with what to expect, which is why our implementation NPS stands proudly at 88. The only surprise we like is when we exceed your expectations! 

implementation process overview

MYTH 5: You’re all on your own

We have an amazing design team that will make you proud to introduce your team to their new employer-branded platform. Our Implementation Team will take your goals and connect them with the right technology to make them fly – whether by using single sign-on to support high usage or by building in links to other highly used company resources. And your Client Success Manager is there from the start to help you with communications and strategies for launch all the way to reviewing progress over time. Your partnership with a Client Success Manager means you can update and refresh your platform with insights and ideas from across our whole client base!   

I always encourage business leaders to see for themselves. Get in touch with one of our Employee Engagement Specialists today to see the future of engagement at your organization.

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Chris Bechet

Chris Bechet is an Employee Engagement Consultant here at Reward Gateway. When not working with HR Change-makers to inspire workforces and increase cultural engagement, you can find him biking around Boston, grooming his horse for another day of fancy dancing, or climbing another mountain in the White Mountain Range.

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