29 Oct Employee Appreciation
The increased output of employees who feel that what they do is valued at a company far outweighs the time it takes to plan and implement a few appreciation activities.
At the end of the day, though, employee appreciation goes far beyond a single week. Employees know their work is valued by the way they are treated on a day to day basis. It’s important to step back and assess employee wellbeing at a company periodically. Are employees excited to come to work each day? Are they offering up new ideas or volunteering for tasks? How many sick days do they take on average? Does the company have a predominantly positive or negative atmosphere? Taking an in depth look at some of these questions can illuminate if it’s time to put more effort into employee appreciation.
As with most things, it starts at the top. With buy in from upper management, employee appreciation will come naturally. It doesn’t have to take a ton of time or money. Employee appreciation can be as simple as a “good job” email or a hand shake and a good morning to let your employees know you see them. Take time to eat in the break room with the ranks. Participate in company initiatives and community outreaches. Have an open-door policy. Your employees will thank you by giving you their best work and their loyalty, and the whole company and the community at large will be the better for it.