A silver lining in the economic downturn: More A/P staffers are becoming involved in strategic departmental activities — and moving away from low-value tasks.
Due to layoffs, furloughs and hiring freezes, the recession has given more employees the chance to expand their daily tasks and take on more challenging work.
A recent survey from the staffing firm, Accountemps, found that 77% cited at least one opportunity that the recession has afforded them.
Check out the chart below for more details on the types of expanded roles A/P workers have taken on lately.
Although most employees crave more challenging work, it’s important not to go overboard and burn out staffers — especially if monetary rewards are not an option.
Formal recognition and low-cost gift cards for an “Employee of the Month” award can foster friendly competition and show employees you appreciate their hard work.
There are also plenty of other low-cost perks that work in lieu of monetary raises.