Is Christmas going to be a rewarding time?
As the economy looks more gloomy many businesses are asking the same question. “How are we going to keep our good staff in tough times?”
At MBL Solutions we support the business to business sector for Sainsbury’s and right now we’re experiencing a huge growth in demand for gift cards and vouchers for staff rewards. So what’s the reason behind this?
Well the economic gloom has obviously put huge pressure on staff and company relations; often salaries have been pegged back, staff numbers reduced and future job insecurity creates concerns at home. It’s inevitable and there’s nothing that employers can do about it – but in tough markets an efficient, motivated workforce is more important than ever.
And that’s why more and more businesses are using gift cards as staff rewards at Christmas, often even replacing Christmas parties because they are a reward that suits everyone. Gift cards allow staff members to purchase what they want. What’s more, there are discounts available depending on the quantities purchased – so it’s great news for the employer.
And why are people choosing Sainsbury’s gift cards? Well there’s nothing worse at times like this than a gift you don’t really want – but we all want to save money on necessities. A Sainsbury’s gift card can be used to buy a turkey, champagne, or even electronic goods anywhere in the UK.
It’s vital for every business to retain good staff and keep them motivated. Christmas rewards are only one part of this process, but it’s a crucial time to recognise the efforts staff have made over the previous year.
If you think this might be of interest to you or your business then please give us a call on 0191 250 4530, or call our Sainsbury’s Business Direct hot line on 0870 0101 351, Mon-Fri, 8.30 to 5pm. Or visit www.sainsburysbusinessdirect.co.uk.
(Order your gift cards before the 30th November for a chance to win a £1,000 gift card).
MBL Solutions and Sainsbury’s
We’ve worked with Sainsbury’s Business Direct for over 10 years, providing a complete outsource operation including Marketing, Customer Support, Systems Development, Web Development, SEO and Adwords.
We also have a specialist retail, reward and gift card division called MBL Inspired which provides gift cards, gift vouchers, electronic code set-up and management as well as individual employee reward and loyalty schemes. We work closely with businesses and retailers to understand their clients and employees to produce a scheme specific that really works for the business.
We have provided loyalty schemes to Sainsbury’s, Debenhams & New Look.