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60 Actions and Goals to Reward Employees for [Infographic]

Trophy with gold stars spilling outAre you curious to see what other companies reward their employees for? We are too!

This is why we've researched the most popular actions and goals that our clients reward employees for completing. You can use these 60 actions and goals as inspiration for starting a new incentive program at your company or adding new ideas for rewarding employees in your company's existing program. 

60 Actions And Goals To Reward Employees For


60 Actions and Goals to Reward Employees for 

  • Attendance Actions

    • Hours worked
    • Meeting attendance
    • Perfect attendance
    • Shift coverage
    • Volunteering / Community service


  • Education and On-boarding Actions

    • Bright ideas / Suggestions for company improvement
    • Completion of training
    • Employee referrals
    • New hire surveys / feedback
    • Obtaining industry related licenses
    • Presenting at a speaking event
    • Seminar / Conference attendance

  • Employee or Team Achievements

    • Employee (or Team) of the week
    • Employee (or Team) of the month
    • Employee (or Team) of the quarter
    • Employee (or Team) of the year

  • Performance Goals

    • Award for excellence
    • Increased productivity
    • Positive annual evaluations
    • Positive customer service reviews

  • Safety Goals

    • Caught being safe (On the Spot awards)
    • Company-wide time frame without accident
    • Good housekeeping
    • Leading group stretches
    • No accidents
    • Obtaining safety certifications
    • Passing safety inspections
    • Reporting safety concerns
    • Safe driving award
    • Safety suggestions
    • Submitting a safety poster

  • Sales Goals

    • Achieve specified percent of YOY sales growth
    • Increase new product sales
    • Meeting sales quotas
    • Obtaining new customers
    • Sales contest winner

  • Social Recognition Actions

    • Above & beyond
    • Demonstrate core values, such as:
      • Creativity
      • Customer service
      • Flexibility
      • Innovation
      • Integrity
      • Leadership
      • Teamwork
    • Going the extra mile
    • Manager reviews
    • Peer reviews
    • Thank you's

  • Special Occasions

    • Birthdays
    • Company milestones (such as 50 years in business)
    • Employee Appreciation Day
    • Holidays
    • New baby
    • Wedding

  • Wellness Actions and Goals

    • Blood donation
    • Health screenings completed
    • Program enrollment completion
    • Race participation
    • Receiving yearly flu shots
    • Semi-annual dental visits
    • Signing up for a gym membership
    • Smoking cessation
    • Vision exams

Which actions and goals does your organization reward employees for? Share with us in the comments below.

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