Don't underestimate the role employees' partners and families play in helping them reach their goals. Few companies acknowledge families — but you can. Some ideas:

  • Ask spouses for suggestions for gifts/merchandise to reward your employees.

  • Send a note to your employees' homes thanking them.

  • Send flowers to the family for no reason.

  • Raffle off or pass out old computers and other office equipment. They could be perfect for someone's kids.