Using online points schemes for staff rewards programme

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 08:04

Manage your staff rewards system online

Manage your staff rewards system online

Whether you are hoping to boost productivity levels or wish to show your thanks to long-serving members of staff, reward schemes are a useful tool to implement in the workplace. However, choosing a system that runs entirely online can benefit employers and workers alike.

Although you can choose to operate benefits programmes offline, this often places a significant administrative burden on companies. Having vast amounts of physical paperwork to manage – which are susceptible to being lost, stolen and damaged – can make it difficult to access information on a particular area quickly, which, in turn, can cause delays in staff being able to claim their rewards.

It's also worth bearing in mind that having an online points system enables staff across all to access information about rewards, wherever in the country they are. This can be particularly useful for businesses that have multiple offices dotted across the UK and, instead of having to constantly email or telephone head office whenever they have a query, managers and employees can instantly access all the data they require. With everything readily available on the internet, there should be little need to send employee benefits documents in the post, which can reduce your administrative costs even further.

The single platform that an online points system provides also means that any updates or changes to a reward programme can be communicated to all members of staff with ease, while its design can easily be tailored to match your company's overall brand.

Another big advantage on hand with this kind of platform is that it enables you to set clear parameters on what rewards are available and what staff need to do in order to achieve them.

Whether workers want to claim money-saving vouchers in the run-up to Christmas, or are keen to build up their points balance over a number of years for a larger reward, a points system can give them an element of flexibility about what they receive and when, a freedom that they are sure to appreciate. Constantly being offered rewards that are not consistent with their requirements can be a source of irritation for many employees, so implementing this kind of programme ought to prevent frustration and show staff you're keen to provide solutions that work for them.

Setting out the exact number of points people need to accrue to get gift vouchers, activity days out and other rewards also allows you to eliminate any confusion over when they can obtain their prizes, making online systems a truly efficient and cost-effective system.



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