In current workplace culture, there’s an obsession with companies (both big and small) throwing in perks to entice employees. And while ping-pong tables and free lunch Fridays can be great, they’re expensive, and they’re often just temporary fixes to keeping employees engaged and excited. Better rewards are those that are a bit more permanent and longer lasting (because, hey, that free Chipotle will go quickly).

What do employees really want? Very simply, recognition. Here’s how bosses can recognize people for stellar work without spending a cent.


Infographic courtesy of Officevibe.