It’s important that you show your appreciation for your employees. After all, they’re the most important resource that your business has. If you want to show your appreciation to them, a few thoughtful gestures and careful maintenance can make a major difference. Consider trying the four tactics below.
Hold monthly birthday recognition
One easy way to show your appreciation is to keep the big events in your employees’ lives in mind. If you want to make sure that everyone feels acknowledged, take a day each month to acknowledge the birthdays that happen in your office. Celebrating each one individually might be a bit much, but having a single day to provide recognition can be an excellent compromise and provide an opportunity for coworkers to better get to know one another.
Keep regular office maintenance
While awards and celebrations are nice, the way your employees feel about your attitude towards them has much more to do with the day to day operations of your business. If you want your employees to feel like you care, make sure that they can work in an office environment that is suitable for their needs. For the most part, this means keeping up with maintenance – after all, it’s very hard to feel appreciated when nothing in the office actually works.
Hold company lunches
Food is a fairly universal language when it comes to appreciation. From time to time, make sure you surprise your employees with a free lunch. Though the catered meal does not need to be particularly fancy, it should be nice enough for the employees to feel like you’ve really tried to do something special. Having company lunches is a good time to show your staff that you care and also a great time to spend time with them – another good way to let them know that they’re not just faceless workers to you.
Provide rewards for outstanding accomplishments
Finally, reward those who do outstanding work. In many cases, this means giving some kind of meaningful gift (a gift card or even cash) along with a trophy or plaque that you can pick up from the trophy outlet. Let your employees know that you care and then make sure to give them something that they can show off at work.
Showing appreciation is largely a matter of taking the right actions. Celebrate your employees, surprise them with good meals, and make sure that their working conditions are always up to par. If you can accomplish those goals, you’ll have a much more responsive and much happier workforce.