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1001 Ways to Reward Employees

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  202 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Why is 1001 Ways to Reward Employees, with over 1.4 million copies in print, such an extraordinary bestseller? Because a little over ten years ago Bob Nelson took the seeds of an idea and turned it into something indispensable for business. The idea? That it’s not a raise that motivates an employee, and it’s not a promotion—what really sparks a person to perform are those ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Workman Publishing Company
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Lauren Head
Below are questions and answers that I submitted for cj Advertising's program...

Q: Give one quote from the book that impacted your thought process and describe how.
A: It’s not really a quote, but the idea that I liked the best was….a get out of jail for free card. This card would entitle the card holder to get out of a task that they hate doing. Examples that were given were filing, research, editing. I think that we could use a card like this in our departments. The card coul
Sunshine Moore
This book is filled with ideas for ways to give people, not just employees, a morale boost. I bought it for my husband, hoping that he would pick up some pointers for making his staff happier on a day-by-day basis. He has yet to flip through it.

For me, I like the basic tips, but could do without all the specific examples that huge companies have used. It might be better if it could be tailored for a smaller operation like ours.

Overall though, it has plenty of great tips, most especially, that lo
Aug 13, 2011 John added it
If you have a small operating budget, but want to reward your team in some way, this book is for you. There are lots of examples of companies of varying sizes that have implemented a reward system or systems on budgets of all sizes that had a positive impact on their employees' moral. If your strapped for finances, but want to give back something meaningful to your employees, there are lots of great suggestions in this book.
A helpful yet hideously repetitive guide to the art of recognition. Bob Nelson hits all the highpoints of recognition whys and hows...then proceeds to beat them to death. The latter chapters are worthless from a practical standpoint to anyone who doesn't have a multimillion dollar budget to dip into, but are worth reading just so you know where you should be sending your next resume.
Amornpan Somsawasdi
highly recommended to every business owners. It is important to show RESPECT with good manner to your employees. There are more options to show your appreciations. Do something for your team especially the one in service business.
TK Keanini
There are patterns in this book that I use in my social network architecture and are useful in the exploration of game theory.

The title is a little silly but the book does contain a lot of great information.
Fredrick Danysh
One of the biggest problems in business and other worker type environments is how to make employees feel valued. The author provides a thousand simple and cost effective ideas.
Mat Rueter
Write a "letter of praise" to employees to recognize their specific contributions and accomplishments; send a copy to your boss or higher managers and to the personnel department.
Gives a listing of what some companies are doing as incentives for workers. Many are impractical for small companies and businesses as well as in the public sector.
Aug 09, 2014 Anna added it
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Given date, possibly a promo or gift. Yes, more for everyone now.

Great managers seem to do this naturally. JSB was one of those. And it was MEG. :)
Good ideas if you work for a company that has money available, otherwise, not very helpful.
Don Gubler
What more committed human resources professionals ought to read.
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got this from my father's book collection
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