What Have You Done For Me Lately?

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

Posted: 04-Apr-2018

What have you done for me lately? Have you ever said or thought this?  Have you ever heard this?  I'm sure your employees have. It's that time of year when we've been hard at work for months and working toward having a good year.

Meanwhile the employees are standing around the coffee machine thinking, "I never get recognized."  "Guess we'll get a holiday lunch this year and that's it!"  "All the boss says is 'What have you done for me lately?'"

Employee issues are common for all businesses.  Turnover is costly in finding and training new staff and factoring in the interruption in customer service.  We all need to spend a bit more time mitigating this potential loss and can do so by strengthening our employee relationships that will translate into improved profit. But investing in our teams does not have to be expensive.



Use ITEX dollars to:

  • Cater a company lunch (more often than just the holidays)
  • Provide a professional work environment - carpet cleaning, painting, signage, updated furnishings and more.
  • Company logo team apparel - every team member should have business cards!
  • Get everyone's car detailed.
  • Support your team with online learning options.
  • Recognize birthdays or work anniversaries with gift baskets or flowers.
  • A spiff for a job well done with a restaurant or salon certificate.
  • Offer ITEX dollars that can be used to supplement healthcare costs for dentists, optometrists, chiropractors and others.
  • Sub accounts can be a part of total compensation.

Oh, and one last thing.  Encouragement!

The average person speaks 16,000 words each day! How many of yours are encouraging? It's one of the simplest things to do but is one of the things we fail to act upon -encouraging those around us.  No one is too big, too small, too rich, too poor, too close, or too far away to need encouragement.  It drives all of our motivations to continue to improve.

If you would appreciate it, probably your TEAM would appreciate it!


ITEX Barter Canada Team