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With no raises on the way, how can we keep employees motivated?

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Management just let everyone know that we're going to continue a salary freeze for at least another six months. For some people, that means they won't have seen a raise in more than two years. How can we keep our employees motivated when it doesn't seem like there's any light at the end of the tunnel?—B.D., New York



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John September 14, 2010 at 11:10 am

There are lots of great ideas in this HR Specialist article:

16 creative and cheap ways to say ‘thank you’
http://www.thehrspecialist.com/33838/16_creative_and_cheap_ways_to_say__thank_you_.hr?cat=employee_relations

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Shelley September 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm

When wages were frozen here, I started doing gift card raffles and scratch-off lottery tickets. When staff see the red raffle tickets, or lottery tickets, attached to their paychecks (I am still doing this) they get very excited. I spend about $1,000 a year which is a bargain and for what I get in return, priceless.

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