A motivated, positive and safe workforce are key to having an advantage over your competition. Nothing impacts a company's bottom line more than having these 3 fundamental cores in place. How to achieve this in a timely and measurable matter is another issue all together. The good news is you don't have to spend thousands of dollars on a safety or recognition program. Scratch off cards are an affordable and highly effective way of achieving your goals!
Scratch off cards are awarded the same day or week the employees are observed doing something good or without having any injuries. The recognition is instant, which is why the cards work. Scratch off incentives start working and improving your company's safety record and performance almost immediately.
HOW IT WORKS: Employees are rewarded by their manager with a scratch off card for exhibiting positive and safe behavior. For example, if a manager sees an employee make it through a week without injuring themself or someone else, they give that person a scratch off card. The prizes the employees can win can be anything from cash, prizes, a paid day off, or an extra 15 minute coffee break.
We can print 500 cards up to 2 million. You can have any number of prizes that you want. We offer complete design services. Our turnaround time is 5 days or less. We also offer our expertise and suggestions - we have been in this industry over 30 years and we know what works and what's the most effective way to structure a scratch off contest. Call us and let's talk!
The Star Card is a scratch off incentive program where employees are handed a scratch off card when their manager witnesses them doing something good. It can be anything that earns them a card; for example, spending extra time with a client, having perfect attendance for a week, making or exceeding quota, having a positive attitude, being safe in the workplace, etc. Whatever issues you have identified that you want to improve with your workforce, that's what you focus this program on. Because your employees are immediately rewarded and recognized for their behavior, it acts as a positive reinforcement. Winning prizes can range from cash to a paid half day off to logo items from your company. The non-winning cards can be collected and entered into a drawing.
In the video above, Ken Whiting talks with MSNBC about how to motivate a workforce. He took the budget Whiting's Foods would have normally spent throwing an end of the year party and instead spent it on Star Cards that are used daily. The employees didn't have to wait 12 months to be rewarded anymore; instead, now some of them received scratch off cards weekly or even daily! Whenever the employees were seen by a manager doing something positive, they were rewarded on the spot with a scratch off card. Their behaviors and attitudes changed quickly. Employees became motivated, energized, and aware of workplace safety. As a result, the company became more productive and profitable. Scratch off cards work!
How the Star Card program can work
for your company & your employees:
We have taken the Star Card design and concept and made it available to our clients who wants an existing incentive program that's been proven to work. You can choose from numerous Star Card designs and we'll customize the card with your logos. Delivery within 1 week!
Run this scratch off contest for 3 months. You'll notice an improvement in just 90 days.
This is a sample of Texas-based Alley Cats Bowling Alley who adopted the Star Card program.
Strategic awareness occurs when people recognize your brand and understand the unique qualities which make it more desirable than your competition. Strategic awareness also occurs when you have differentiated your brand in the mind of your market. This is one way our clients have used scratch off trivia cards: turn what is basically an educational piece into a fun trivia game where customers interact with the piece by scratching off what they believe to be the correct answers. It's a unique way to get information across to your target market and educate them on your product line and brand.
With Whole Foods, we took this concept to a whole new level by applying the scratch off trivia game concept to specific topics they wanted their employees to learn; for example: gluten free grocery items, what GMOs are, and the importance of eating organic and choosing a healthy lifestyle.
This trivia scratch off game concept worked for Whole Foods because it was a fun and interactive way of learning that their employees responded to. Instead of giving them lectures, meetings and packets reading materials, they gave each of them a scratch off trivia card. Their staff learned the information quickly and with a smile on their face!
A knowledgeable staff means a better shopping experience for their customers. Which turned into higher sales for the store.