I’m a firm believer that everyone should be tied to an incentive in the work place. At AVID Technical Resources, an IT recruiting company headquartered in Boston, MA, our technical recruiters and IT staffing salespeople all have an aggressive commission plan. The plan is tiered to fuel their incentive and ensure there’s not a chance for complacency. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned owning an IT recruitment company is that complacency kills your potential for growth.
Outside of our commission plan, we also provide other incentives. While some are monetary (quarterly contests and additional annual bonuses), others are simply meant to help mentally recharge our team’s batteries. Throughout the summer, we have weekly incentives that result in closing the office early on Fridays to enjoy the weather. We have an office goal, and then celebrate the victory upon achieving it. The rewards range from tickets to sporting events to booze cruises on the Boston Harbor. We have office plaques, trophies and a board that ranks employee production that recognizes top IT staffing performers among their peers.
In addition to our IT recruiters Boston and salespeople, our technical recruiting manager has an incentive based on the company’s growth and revenue. Same holds true for our IT staffing sales manager. Our customer support representative is also bonuses based on a component of her job.
Therefore, regardless of the role, AVID Technical Resources provides incentives to push each of our employees to continue to strive for excellence. This is what has helped fuel our growth over the years(earning us a spot on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies) and what will help catapult us in the future. Our incentive programs will be the vehicle that helps our company leapfrog other IT recruiting firms – many of which that are stunted by complacency.