June 29, 2022
Over the years, we’ve learned a few things about mystery shops with prizes, including how to make the biggest impact with your team. Now that businesses have reopened after the Covid-19 crisis, getting the most from your customer experience measurement budget is more critical than ever, and that means spending funds on prizes that will […]
September 3, 2019
Employee recognition and on the spot rewards inspire teams to act on the behaviors your company desires. Whether you expect associates to suggest other items at checkout or greet customers within five seconds, or any combination of expectations, offering incentives right away is fun for both the winning employee and others on the team who see the prize delivered.
June 14, 2019
Add incentives. If you haven’t added rewards to your mystery shopping program yet, it’s time to consider them.
April 29, 2015
We seem to be in a “rewards” economy, with participants constantly asking “What’s in it for me?” It’s difficult to shop, dine out or buy much of anything without being prodded with a reward for doing so: loyalty points, frequent customer apps, secret offers for special customers, “Kohl’s Cash”, “CVS ExtraBucks”, etc.
Your employees live in this economy, too, and are conditioned to look for rewards. Do you
September 26, 2012
It’s no surprise that organizations that align employee rewards with company goals are higher performing than those that do not. When companies consider incentives for employees, some think outside the box and use a Google-like approach, for example, rewarding employees with free haircuts and gourmet foods. Simple and meaningful options tied to mystery shopping results also motivate employees. A little planning and creativity goes far, however many times managers struggle with ideas for employee recognition and on the spot rewards.
A little over a year ago, we posted some of our favorite employee incentive ideas for mystery shopping programs. As our clients’ programs evolve and we bring on new clients in new industries, we brainstorm ways to reward employees creatively. The key seems to be in reinventing the wheel: Successful companies periodically revamp rewards for excellent mystery shop results. Here are five ways to freshen up your recognition program: