Raleigh, NC (PressExposure) July 14, 2009 -- In these tough economic times, Triad businesses are learning to get creative and reward employees with more than money thanks to free training by Capital Associated Industries, (CAI), the stateâs largest employersâ association. In Recognizing Employees in Challenging Economic Times, one of many FREE classes this summer, CAI teaches businesses the increasing importance of staff morale and recognition especially when times are tough.
âWhatever you do, make sure itâs focused on attracting, motivating, and challenging your staff, and understand that not everyone is motivated by money,â says Bruce Clarke, President and CEO of CAI. âAll companies have to get the best value out of their dollars now, so the question becomes what can we supplement and put in place that doesnât break the bankâ.
Ideas for businesses to reward employees:
â¢ gift certificates â¢ plaques â¢ employee events â¢ tickets/discounts â¢ verbal recognition
CAI is offering a summer of free training classes to the business community as a way of giving back to Triad businesses to make sure employers are fully prepared to handle changing workplace issues and regulations. These classes are focused on management development, human resources, professional development and computer skills.
Classes kick off with an Open House Celebration at the new CAI office July 15 from 4PM-6PM at 7817 National Service Rd., Suite 509, Greensboro, N.C. 27409. The Open House Celebration is a major networking event where member businesses can have space to exhibit materials highlighting their organization and in turn learn about other local businesses. CAI will offer picnic style food including barbecue and wings and sponsor a raffle for a $1000 Visa gift card. For more information and to register for the open house, visit http://www.capital.org/triadsummer