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Rub Employees the Right Way

Rub employees the right way

Rub employees the right wayAppreciate your staff

Employers want staff to know they are appreciated and want to rub employees the right way.  Yet, finding the right way can be challenging.  Literally thousands of articles have been written about incentive pay, exotic trips, and lavish parties.  Small businesses find it difficult to give the employees the time off and pay for such benefits.  The challenge is coming up with something that works for everyone.

Onpoint Medical Solutions was looking for ways to reduce employee stress, show employee appreciation and increase staff job satisfaction.  They decided to offer an in-office benefit to literally rub employees the right way.  You’ve likely seen this service at major airports.  According to an article in the Seattle Times, massage reduces stress, lessens anxiety and increases happiness.  So, if it works for travelers then why not for employees?

Onpoint Medical Solutions took this idea and ran with it.  They contracted with a local massage therapist to come to the office at a set time and provide neck, shoulder, and back massages.  The massage therapist brings a portable massage chair, sets up in an office, and provides 10-15 minute massages for anyone who wants one.  The company pays for the massage therapist’s time and does not dock their pay during their massage.

The beauty of this is that employees don’t have to leave work, it’s convenient and the company has negotiated a fixed price.  Everyone wins!  Sometimes employers unintentionally upset staff. Here is an easy way to rub employees the right way and let them know that you appreciate everything they do.  This is a great way to acknowledge that they are major contributors to the success of the company.  Happy employees are what every company wants.

 

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