Your employees are central to your company. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to run your business. But are you treating them like the asset they are?
If you’re not, it could wind up hurting you in the form of an unhappy staff and higher turnover. The good news is with Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is the perfect time to turn the situation around and start showing your team more gratitude. Here are four easy ways you can do that:
One of the fastest and most cost-efficient ways to demonstrate your appreciation is by sending a note or email of praise or simply by stopping by an employee’s desk to thank them. When doing this, be both timely and specific, telling them how thankful you are for their contribution and the ways in which it helped the team or the company. This shows your people that you not only care but notice their hard work.
When an employee goes above and beyond, consider rewarding them with some type of perk or gift. Just make it personalized when you do. For that team member who’s a sports fanatic, give them tickets to a game. For the one who loves luxury, offer a gift certificate to a local spa. For the worker with a young family, an extra vacation day is always appreciated.
When employees are staying late or coming in early to get through the busy season or to finish up an important project, make sure you keep them well fed. Bring in bagels or donuts for breakfast and sandwiches or pizza for lunch. Also, encourage them to take a few minutes away from their work to eat, talk with their co-workers and relax.
For those employees making a big mark at your company, recognize them publicly. For instance, post something on your social media profiles about them, put it on the company website and include it in the corporate newsletter. Not only will they feel validated, but it will also motivate their co-workers to follow suit.
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