March 5th - Employee Appreciation Day
Feb 18, 2021
March 5th is Employee Appreciation Day and it is the perfect chance to show your employees just how much they mean to you. Here are some thoughts on ways to show your appreciation.
First, keep in mind that recognition doesn't always have to come from the top. In fact, peer-to-peer recognition is 35% more likely to have a positive impact on the employee experience than recognition from a manager alone. Employee recognition at the employee level increases engagement and retention and boosts employee happiness.
Second, social recognition is a great way to share how proud you are of your employees. And it also helps build your employer brand by putting your culture and values on display for the world to see. Employees who are recognized are likely to share social recognition posts with their followers, creating brand ambassadors that represent your organization well.
Third, recognize special efforts with a surprise treat. Whether it is a gift basket, or a certificate or company apparel. find something meaningful and welcome and celebrate excellence with it!
Fourth, rather than giving employees a pat on the back or high five, send a card to their home. "Snail mail" has largely become a lost art and receiving a card from a leader or fellow employee is a special touch. You can consider these for years of service/work anniversaries, completion of special projects, or even welcoming new employees, among other things.
Fifth - and finally - has someone done a spectacular job or gone the extra mile at work? Give recognition that keeps the act in mind with a t-shirt or other wearable that sends a message. If you’re hoping to keep your mission and values top of mind, create a T-shirt for each company value and hand them out as an employee displays each value.
At Blue Sky Promotions, we can help you find the perfect way to show your appreciation to your valued employees, and they will always appreciate your taking the time to say, “I see you and I appreciate you,” Not to mention that your organization’s bottom line will benefit because of it!