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A Look Into PraisePal Rewards: Custom Company Rewards

Ever experienced the struggle of sending gifts to your remote employees? Whether it’s an electronic gift card or a tangible item, we all know it’s a logistical headache. Then there’s not knowing whether they’ll even like or use it.

But what if we told you there’s a solution for this?

Introducing Custom Company Rewards

Preview of PraisePal’s Company Rewards redemption portal. Source: PraisePal

With PraisePal’s unique points-based system, users can use their recognition points in exchange for a wide range of rewards that they actually like. No more worrying about what to give them for their work anniversaries or birthdays; simply give them PraisePal credits or award them with points, and let them choose whatever they want with their points earnings.

Take your pick from two types of PraisePal rewards: global gift cards and custom company rewards.

Both reward types can be redeemed at any time, as long as your points earnings are sufficient. You’ll also be happy to know that your earnings points for rewards don’t have an expiration date, so you can use them as and when you like.

Let’s take a closer look at our custom company rewards.

How Custom Company Rewards Work

Giving rewards to employees and teammates shouldn’t just be easy; it should also be fun.  Companies can create their own customised rewards that are aligned with their unique corporate culture, allowing them to translate their core values into tangible rewards.

This can include anything from exclusive company merch, a social media feature on your company’s page, or even an entire day of zero meetings. The options are endless.

Unique Company Reward Ideas For Your Team

Don’t know where to start? Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Custom Company Reward Categories. Source: PraisePal

1. Non-monetary

Who said rewards always had to come in the form of a pay raise or monetary incentive? Some key examples of non-monetary reward ideas include:

  • Half day off: Regular breaks make the best rewards sometimes.
  • Personalised recognition note from your CEO: Work in a large company and want to get noticed by your boss? Now’s your chance to shine.
  • Social media feature: Be the star of your company’s socials for a day with a custom post made just for you.

2. Time-Saver

How about giving the gift of time?

  • An entire day of working remotely: Ditch the office and work from anywhere for a day
  • Work-from-home for the day: For those days where you don’t feel like commuting to work.
  • Personal house cleaning: Hire two hours of professional cleaning services to clean your home, and renew your sense of focus.
  • Dinner with family: Knock off two hours early from work to enjoy a hearty meal with your loved ones.

3. Physical Items

Physical rewards are a crowd favourite here at PraisePal, just like these:

  • Company swag: T-shirts, notebooks, stickers, hydro flasks—you name it.
  • Home office equipment: Need a new mouse or office chair for your WFH setup?
  • Books: Pick a book of your choice and expense it.
  • Wine delivery: Because wine not?

4. Culture & Giving Back

Sometimes, paying it forward and giving back can also be equally rewarding.

  • Day off to volunteer: Give back to a cause you are passionate about.
  • Donate to a charity of your choice: Pick a cause to donate your points.
  • Skill-sharing session: Learn a skill outside of your job scope from your team leader.
  • Work in another team for a day: Walk a mile in the shoes of your colleagues across different departments.

5. Self-Growth & Learning

On top of the skills you already have, make it a point to look for opportunities to excel and upgrade yourself in the workplace.

  • Enrichment course: Whether it’s working on your presentation skills or learning a new software, sign up for a course after work hours and expense it with points.
  • LinkedIn recommendation: Request for a recommendation from your manager and
  • Sit-in for a leadership meeting: Attend the next leadership meeting and learn from your company’s top leaders.
  • Inter-department exchange: Freaky Friday, corporate edition.

6. Mental Health

We could all use a mental day from time to time. Here’s a list of ideas that can make a positive impact on your employee’s mental wellness:

  • Time off to recharge: Claim two hours off to take a break.
  • Mental wellness subscription: Redeem one month off a mental wellness subscription.
  • Yoga class: Because we all need a little zen in our lives from time to time.
  • Extended breakfast or two-hour lunch: Take your time to fuel up and enjoy more time for yourself.

7. Fun

Don’t be afraid to add a little fun in your day-to-day with these ideas:  

  • Music or art class: Discover your hidden talents outside of your desk.
  • Bring your child to Zoom: Let your little ones sit in at one of your team meetings.
  • Choose the next team building activity: From escape rooms to art jamming, you call the shots.
  • Immunity at the next team drinking session: This one needs no explanation.

Need more ideas? Check out some unique examples here.

Get Started With Us Today

Ready to turn your company values into tangible rewards for your team? Then you’ve come to the right place. Give custom rewards that your team members would actually use and love, and add them to your PraisePal account now!

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