On average, people spend 7 or more hours every day at work. If you think about it, most of us spend more time with staff and co-workers than our own friends and family. Because the majority of our time is spent in the workplace, businesses need to put more effort into building happy and productive professional relationships. One of the ways to do this is through employee recognition.
Most of us have experienced giving a job our all without getting the acknowledgement we deserved for our hard work. On the other hand, it's also common to receive empty praise with no meaning behind it. While these situations are completely opposite, both show the importance of encouraging employees that go above and beyond for your business. So how can you do this right?
The merits of recognising hard work
Teamwork is all about different people contributing their time and skills to achieve goals, big or small. Every member of your staff has strengths that complement another's weakness and vice versa. This is why it's important to give all employees the opportunity to have their achievements celebrated. Not only does this keep everyone motivated, it also reinforces their behavior and results in a healthy and happy workplace.
Something as simple as giving out compliments make staff feel more confident and strengthens their sense of self-worth. When they feel that their hard work is appreciated, it motivates them to do better and stay loyal to your business. But more than that, it encourages their peers to also work hard and keep a positive attitude at work.
Small gestures make the biggest impact
There is no single best time for employee recognition. In fact, you don't have to make it just a yearly affair. Monthly staff meetings can be an opportunity for you to give everyone the chance to be applauded for the great work they do for the company. Small tokens such as giving out gift baskets after wrapping up a big project are effective ways of showing your appreciation.
Don't limit yourself to just giving out plaques, certificates, and bonuses. It's better to choose recognition gifts that they can use for a long time and proudly display at home. A luxury gift hamper is a classic way to say thanks and show how much you value your employees. Make sure that you add a personal touch with the packaging and by adding a handwritten note.
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