SPONSORED CONTENT Creative Ways to Reward Your Employees This Holiday Season Did you know that recognizing and rewarding your employees for a job well done increases employee engagement? Engaged employees tend to be happier and happy employees perform better at work, creating enhanced customer experiences. With the upcoming holidays being one of the busiest times of the year, your employees are likely working extra hours and delivering outstanding customer service. If you’ve thought about rewarding them for their hard work but don’t have a large budget, that’s ok. You don’t need a ton of cash to make an impact, just a little creativity. Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group offers several jeweler programs to support store owners in rewarding their employees and extending service after the sale for customers. It’s easy to earn points or cash that can be shared with your staff. Here are a few other low-cost, long-term ideas to consider: Coffee break Start the day off on a high note or provide those working in the afternoon with a caffeine boost. If you’re in a cold weather climate, coffee can be the perfect way to reenergize your employees by warming them up, too. There’s also cold brew varieties for folks who want to stay cool. Either way, coffee is the go-to pick me up for many, so why not surprise everyone their favorite cup? You could even brew it at your store and offer it to your customers! Recognition At your next staff meeting, take a few minutes to recognize those who have gone above and beyond. Not only will you make that person feel important and appreciated, you may very well inspire others to go above and beyond. By the way, this isn’t low-cost — it’s free! Speaking of free, at your meetings you can also share resources that help your staff build loyalty and trust with customers. Jewelers Mutual offers complementary jewelry insurance brochures and Pearls of Wisdom brochures that inform clients how to protect their special purchases*. Stress relief At some point, your employees are going to need to wind down from all that coffee and cake. Bring in a massage therapist to give 10 or 20-minute chair massages during lunch breaks. Stress levels can be high during the holidays which makes it the perfect time to reward your employees with a little pampering. Don’t forget to reward yourself Already have a plan for rewarding your employees? Great! Don’t forget about the jeweler programs and resources offered by Jewelers Mutual that can help grow your business and reward your employees at the same time. *Jewelers are not licensed insurance agents and cannot sell or offer advice about insurance coverage.