By continuing to show employees they are appreciated, you will improve your company’s retention and recruitment efforts. The bottom line is that when organizations implement people-centric approaches and, as a result, their employees feel truly valued, those organizations are able to consistently outperform their competitors.
Here are five things you can do right now to show your employees that you appreciate them.
1. Allow Employees to Recognize One Another on Cloud-Based Platforms
Allow employees to recognize one another on internal and external social sharing networks and cloud-based platforms. They can recognize another employee who went above and beyond to help his or her team, an employee who achieved a major career milestone, etc. Employees can also recognize one another’s birthdays and work anniversaries.
2. Solicit Their Feedback
To show your employees that you appreciate them, ask for their feedback and input. For example, ask them what they think about an upcoming project or initiative, truly listen to what they have to say, and then incorporate their suggestions and ideas into the implementation of that project or initiative.
For further insight, review “7 Sources of Employee Feedback You Should Explore ASAP.”
3. Offer Opportunities to Work Remotely and More Paid Time Off
To show your employees that you appreciate them and that you trust their ability to get their work done efficiently and effectively, allow them to work remotely. Also, encourage them to take more paid time off.
And employees who have a better work/life balance and take more paid time off than the national average are more productive and satisfied both at home and at work.
4. Invest in Their Projects and Help Gain Executive Buy-In
Show your employees that you appreciate their drive for innovation and excellence by investing in their projects and helping them gain executive buy-in. Help them gain access to the resources and information that they need to push your organization ahead, as well as their ideas and innovations.
5. Publicly Thank Them for Their Contributions
If you truly want your employees to feel appreciated and valued, publicly thank them for their unique contributions to your organization and/or its projects, and offer them awards and accommodations for major milestones or achievements.
If you want to encourage your employees to be more engaged and satisfied at work, consider doing one or more of the five things outlined above.