Your employees are the lifeblood of your company. Your success depends on their efficiency and their efficiency is directly tied to their happiness at work. So how do you show them you appreciate their hard work?
If you take some time to show the right amount of appreciation, you can continue attracting top talent while mitigating a high turnover rate on your roster.
You need to be creative and more importantly, you need to be sincere in your actions because your workers can tell if you’re faking it!
Here are the Top 10 ways you can give your employees the recognition that they deserve.
People love their likes and they love shout-outs on social media. Use your account or the company’s to recognize the success stories of teams or individuals within your organization. You can also never go wrong wishing someone a happy birthday or pointing out a service anniversary.
Turn output at work into a friendly competition. Award points to employees based on job performance. Let your workers use those points to claim prizes such as gift cards. Or maybe you could let them cash in the points for vacation days.
Exercise has been proven to boost morale and productivity so perhaps it’s time to invest in your employees’ physical fitness! Build a company gym or offer to subsidize gym memberships. Again, it could be a competition with a prize for whoever walks the most steps or exercises the most minutes in a month! Get creative and everyone in your office will feel rejuvenated.
Nothing says “I appreciate you” like a cash bonus. Many companies will give employees a little something extra at the end of the calendar or fiscal year. Sharing the proceeds of a profitable quarter can go a long way to motivating your employees. If the company does well, they will directly benefit from all that hard work the team is putting in!
Gift of Time
You might notice some of your employees putting in extra hours or even weekends to get the job done. Let them know that you recognize the personal sacrifices they’ve made by giving them some unexpected time off. If you tell them to take a day off or let them cut out early one afternoon, they won’t soon forget it!
Put In Some Face Time
The majority of workers at your company don’t get a lot of time one-on-one with the boss or other upper-level management. It’s important to take some time to mingle with everyone on the corporate ladder. Learning a few names and asking some personal questions about your workers can leave a lasting and positive impression.
Consider taking your employees on a getaway for a weekend or even just for a day away to do some team building! Play sports together or take a cooking class. It will boost morale, make the boss seem approachable, and more importantly it will let your employees bond on another level, ultimately increasing productivity.
It’s Appreciation Time
In today’s ultra-competitive world, you need every edge you can get to retain your most valued employees and keep attracting the top talent in your industry. Following some of these tips should go a long way to ensuring your company’s success and positive work culture for years to come.
The team at Saudi Technologies is here to help you develop a custom rewards program for your business. Contact us today for a free consultation.