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Free IEEE-USA Audiobook Offers Tips for Rewarding Your Employees in Tight Salary Times

By Georgia C. Stelluto

What will you do to help important people in your company stay the course?

In the business world, it is not always possible to reward your key and special employees with raises or monetary gains in the conventional sense. However, it is possible to reward them in other ways that will keep them motivated and on-point–all of which keeps those valuable employees in your company–and/or your department.

Listen to author Harry T. Roman’s insights on how to reward deserving employees in non-monetary ways, in IEEE-USA’s new free audio book, Rewarding Your Employees in Tight Salary Times, Vol. 1—Some Basic Techniques.

The title says it all–managers may not always have the budget to show genuine appreciation to deserving employees with raises or promotions. Almost all managers can relate to this ongoing problem. However, Roman believes by planning, and using a little creativity, managers can reward top employees “even when the budget won’t allow it, or they’ve topped out in their positions.”

Volume 1 of this two-book audio book series discusses and describes techniques the author has seen and used for rewarding key people. These discussions will show how a company can say “thank you” in a variety of ways, in lieu of putting money in someone’s monthly salary”–and make them want to stay rock-solid in your corner.

Roman recommends all managers make sure get to know their employees well. “For instance,” he writes, “do you know what issues at work get your employees into a rolling boil? What keeps them at their jobs and liking it? Do they have a flair for creating new ideas, and moving to implement them by their own initiative?”


Knowing what makes your employees tick is an important insight into how you might be able to keep them motivated. It can aid you in designing programs, opportunities and circumstances where they can continue to shine and grow in new directions. These motivational efforts also demonstrate to other employees how flexible you are as a manager/leader — and how the department or company cares for its employees.

Understanding whether employees are team builders — both within the department and elsewhere — can also help, Roman says. Moreover, managers should find out what other, work-related interests their top employees might like to explore.

“When you take the time to know your employees, your employees will notice,” Roman says, “They will realize you are interested in how to bring their talents to bear in the company.”

You can download this free audio book in MP3 format by going to:

No promo code is necessary—just follow the instructions to download your free audio book!

You can also use the same link to purchase the companion e-book, by logging in to your IEEE web account and adding the book to your cart, then checking out.  The special, discounted price for members is $4.99. Nonmembers pay $7.99.


Get your free audio book and purchase the companion e-book today for your personal reference library!

Georgia C. Stelluto is IEEE-USA’s Publishing Manager; Manager/Editor of IEEE-USA E-BOOKS; InFocus Department Editor for IEEE-USA InSight; and Co-Editor of the IEEE-USA Conference Brief.

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IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), created in 1973 to support the career and public policy interests of IEEE’s U.S. members. IEEE-USA is primarily supported by an annual assessment paid by U.S. IEEE Members.

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