Highlight top learners on your social media channels
Send a personalized video message from the CEO
Offer a dedicated parking spot/custom video-call background from your design team
Extra vacation time/flex time
Work from home days if you’re in-office
Remote-work accessories like slippers, under-desk exercise bikes, and desk-based beverage warmers
Months of subscription to a service
Five steps for a winning gamification program:
Define the game. What specific activities qualify for the game? How will you track progress? What determines the winner(s)?
Choose a meaningful prize. This can be a collective prize, like a team outing, or individual prizes like gift cards or event tickets.
Find your champions. Look for people who have a natural enthusiasm for running the game, and make sure they have the resources they need.
Build some buzz. Get your executives talking about the game, build a leaderboard to show ongoing progress, and encourage players to compare scores.
Celebrate wins. Make sure game winners feel truly recognized and rewarded, not just slipped a gift card at their desk. Use your internal comms, social media, and more to boost recognition.
Opportunities for challenging and impactful work
Opportunities for career growth
Opportunities to learn and develop new skills
Publicly congratulate and recognize employees who learn new skills
Call out how skill development influences internal promotions
- Publish lists of the most in-demand skills in general and in your organization
Ask about skills employees want to develop, as part of the onboarding process
Map out a plan for 30-, 60-, and 90-day professional-development goals
Show how the available online learning courses relate to possible career paths
Dedicate time weekly for professional development
Make learning and skill development part of performance reviews