Great companies engage their top performers, align their employees with company values, and recognize their team’s achievements in the moment to drive employee success.
March 7, 2014 is Employee Appreciation Day. There’s no better time to share some gratitude, appreciation, and validation with your employees for all of their hard work. Whether it is staying late to finish a project, helping out another employee by going above and beyond the call of duty, or never settling for the status quo, these things can make a measurable impact on business success and should not go unnoticed.
Recognition is the catalyst to engage your workforce and align them to big picture. Recognizing employees for their hard work increases their productivity, and ultimately makes them more passionate and committed to their work—and your company.
Impress your employees like they impress you. Make Employee Appreciation Day count, but don’t stop there. Here are five recognition best practices to keep in mind when you appreciate your team today and every day:
- Recognize your individual team members weekly.
- Recognize team Achievements.
- Make recognition timely.
- Make recognition specific to encourage behaviors that align with your company goals.
- Recognize milestones as well as results.
Take a little time and make a big impact this Employee Appreciation Day.
What are you doing to celebrate Employee Appreciation Day? Let us know in the comments below.