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Money Matters

March 15, 2010

Cash is still king, apparently, when it comes to recognizing your team’s hard work. In a recent Accountemps survey, 46 percent of CFOs said bonuses were the most effective way of telling their people they have done a good job.

Among the responses these CFOs gave, time-off came in second at 21 percent, having a departmental lunch or social gathering came in at 15 percent and only four percent said tickets to sporting or entertainment events were the most effective way to reward their team.

“Performance-based bonuses can be a powerful tool for motivating and retaining employees,” said Max Messmer, chair of Accountemps, a staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals. “For those employees who have taken on added responsibilities as a result of staff cutbacks, offering some form of cash recognition can go a long way in demonstrating these extra efforts are valued.”

Comments (1)
In today's business climate, when CEOs of huge companies are receiving bonuses totaling in the millions, recognizing how hard your employees work is extremely important. Sure, cash bonuses aren't in everyone's financial forecast, but some form of recognition is paramount to keeping your staff satisfied with their jobs.

Tessa Carroll
Posted by vbpoutsourcing | Tuesday, March 16 2010 at 12:06PM ET
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