As digital and e-vouchers registered impressive growth in 2017, Jon Dixon, head of gifting, looks at how the emergence of digital issuance is not only shaping the gifting industry, it’s helping to attract new customers to using gift cards.
By their nature, gift cards offer choice. Choice of what to spend them on, and to a lesser extent, when to spend them, and how. Gift cards allow employers the ability to motivate, reward or engage a wide range of people and demographics with one mechanic. But there was always a restricting factor, whether it be awaiting postal delivery of the card, or which channels they could be spent on. Whilst suitable for most occasions, the development of digital gifting has seen these constraints diminish, propelling gift cards back to prominence for businesses looking to reward or incentivise. Read more...
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Christmas is an exciting time in the office. Somehow, despite busy workloads, endless shopping to do and presents to wrap, everyone manages to get into the spirit of Christmas. And if you’re the boss, it is the perfect opportunity to boost morale in the workplace and reward your staff for the year they’ve had and make sure they look forward to the next one.
Holding on to your best employees is one of the toughest challenges that companies face. A recent study showed that 80% of employees say they are more willing to work hard when their boss shows that they appreciate their work*. We all know that happiness and contentment at work is really important and is also a key way to ensure employees don’t start to look elsewhere. But where do you start with rewards and recognition in your workplace?
Positive morale is vital to a company’s success and can boost productivity, so we’ve listed our top tips on how to get started.
If you’re looking for a way to reward your employees, it can be difficult to know precisely what to get. Of course, you want to ensure that they are rewarded with something they like, but with employees differing in ages and tastes, it can be challenging to find something which suits everyone in your team.
Increasingly, businesses are turning to gift cards as an ideal way to reward their staff. If it’s not something you’ve considered before, then here’s a look at the benefits of using them.