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The Basics of Staging Effective Employee Incentives, Contests and Rewards

Using employee incentives, contests, recognition and rewards is commonplace in our industry. But even the best intentions can cause indifferent results if your incentive ideas don’t resonate with the team you’re trying to inspire to perform better. Over the last five server at baryears, I’ve had the pleasure of designing and implementing employee and manager incentive and recognition programs for many of the Top 100 restaurant chains. I’d like to share a few basic guidelines and creative ideas you can use to measure, incent and recognize improved performance among both your hourly and management teams.

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