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A series of dos and don’ts for bosses introducing the increasingly popular gamified rewards systems have been released.

A survey of 1,000 UK workers, carried out by workplace incentives and rewards provider, One4all Rewards, and published in The Gamification Report polled workers on their preferences for gamified bonus systems – which encourage achievement and good behaviour by awarding small rewards for desired actions.

It found that the vast majority, 79%, of UK employees would like to see these introduced at their place of work.

To help UK bosses implement this kind of employee recognition scheme, One4all Rewards surveyed workers about how they would prefer these types of systems to be implemented – with interesting results.

The research shows that the communication of these more complex systems is especially key, to help workers understand how they can unlock rewards.

More than one in four (25%) UK workers would like their employer to introduce this kind of new system by clearly communicating information about it.

Almost one in six (14%) UK workers would like their boss to host an event to officially launch a new rewards and bonus system.

Almost the same number would want to receive regular updates on how many points/rewards/bonuses they have earned.

Being able to log into a portal (such as a website or section of the intranet) to view how they are doing and track their rewards progression would be key for one in five (21%).

Regularity for these kinds of rewards is key; on average, workers would most like to receive rewards and bonuses every 1.10 months.

In fact, monthly rewards were overwhelmingly the most popular with more than one in three (37%) saying they’d prefer this. Just 10% said they’d prefer them once per week.

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