Your employees are the ones who keep your business running; that is why the role they play in your business is very significant. They deserve to be appreciated, and they deserve more than a “thank you.”
When your employees feel appreciated, it boosts their engagement, retention, productivity, and morale. They will all the more love what they are doing and will continue to be committed to doing their job excellently. There are many things that you can do to show your employees that they are appreciated. Here are some creative ways that you can do:
Giving and Receiving “Props”
This is one of the ways that you can show appreciation on a daily or weekly basis. Be intentional in setting aside some time at the end of the day or every end of the week to give props to one another. Everyone can give props to anyone in the team that they appreciate. This promotes an atmosphere of appreciation, teamwork, and respect. Employees will feel seen as their efforts and accomplishments are recognized in front of the group. Respect will also be fostered as their hard work is being recognized.
Your hardworking employees would appreciate it if you bring them some doughnuts or host a pizza party for them. People love to be fed; therefore, you can once in a while bring along food and tell them the vital role they play in the company. This strengthens their interpersonal relationships and will give them that feeling that they are appreciated for their accomplishments and contributions, that you recognize their hard work for the company’s sake.
Social Media Postings
You can feature your employees on your company’s social media pages to make them feel appreciated in your company. You can post their birthdays or service anniversaries on your social media channels. You can also post a photo highlighting the employees’ contribution to the company. By doing so, the employees will feel the company’s thoughtfulness towards them personally and professionally.
Giving Employees Extra Time Off
A time off is a time to do something else besides work. Aside from the mandatory vacation leaves, you can give your best-performing employees extra time off to do the things they love, spend time with their families, or have a short vacation. Just make sure that the extra time off is still compensated. Your employees will indeed have the drive to work harder because they know that you appreciate their efforts in the company.
Offering Training Opportunities
Offering them training to further their knowledge and skills is one of the best ways to appreciate your employees. You can enroll them in an online course or send them to a conference. You can also offer tuition reimbursements or allow them to cross-train with others to develop new skills. By investing in their growth, the employees will feel their importance in the company and even to you.
Take note that if you appreciate your employees, they will reciprocate that by doing their best in what they do at work. That’s why never forget to show appreciation towards them and in what they do.