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Writing a Memo: Alternative Ways to Recognize Employees

You are working in a Human Resources Department. You and your boss got into a discussion about compensation, behavior, and motivators. You are asked to write a memo proposing alternative ways to recognize employees for their contributions and to reward them in a non-monetary way that would have value to the employees. about 800 words.

Choose any industry with which you may be familiar. Be clear in your proposal as to what level of employee you are considering. You may choose several levels within an organization, such as professional, skilled, and/or nonprofessional. Support your ideas with reasons why these benefits may be considered of value. If you wish, you may include anything on the importance of retention because of the diminishing workforce. Feel free to get input from people you know.

Also, include a rough idea of what can be done with your suggestions to take it closer to implementation. Additionally, include any ideas that may help make the program get accepted and therefore be successful.

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Based on my experience of 13 years in the workforce, 4 of which were as a supervisor, I would use the following possibilities for rewarding employees. My experience is in white collar, logistics management so the employees would be professionals who generally have a college degree (although not necessarily). The options I list below would mainly apply to the general employee although they could also apply to lower level supervisors.

- Increased flexibility in work schedule: Many companies still operate on the basic 8 to 5 work day. One motivator to many employees (especially young professionals or those with children) would be the ability to come in later in the day and work late. I could see that as not only a motivator to young professionals but also a way to reward those who are consistently high quality and loyal employees.

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Solution Summary

Guidelines are provided on how to write a memo proposing ways to recognize employees for their contributions and ways to reward the in non-monetary ways.