A third of workers polled in a survey by Maritz business consultancy say they’re never thanked for their hard work, and many leave their job because they feel unappreciated.
But entrepreneur Lara Morgan, owner of Pacific Direct, a luxury-hotel toiletries company, doesn’t put a price on praise – she gave 30 members of staff a "thank you" in the form of an all-expenses-paid trip to the Caribbean.
And, she says, she reaps her own rewards: enthusiastic, loyal, hard-working employees.
Do you offer your staff incentives in return for hard work? Or do you think rewarding valuable employees is a luxury small businesses can’t afford?
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