Tag: Employee Recognition

Invest in Recognition: Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day and Enjoy Year-Round Gains

Many employers celebrate holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Halloween with office parties and offer workplace feasts and a chance to socialize with coworkers as a way to show they appreciate their employees. Ironically, there’s a holiday designed specifically for that, and it’s often completely ignored by employers.

How to Thank Employees—and Make It Matter

As Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse, says, “a company is only as good as its people.” A solid team of qualified professionals makes for a successful and booming business—after all, they are what keeps the engine running! With all that your staff members do on a daily basis, it’s only right to express how […]

Improve Employee Morale with 7 Days of ‘Thank You’

By Donna Cutting, Author How many times a day do you tell someone, “thank you?” Three? Four? Do you look them in the eye when you say it? Do you mean it? Or are you merely adhering to the social convention of mumbling out a short phrase of appreciation when you know the situation calls […]

Research shows rewards, recognition programs not one size fits all

Figuring out how to keep employees engaged can keep human resources professionals up at night. Good pay, generous benefits, and various perks contribute to the mix of techniques used to motivate employees. But a simple pat on the back may be the best place to start.  Although employees value pay hikes and prestigious titles, a […]

Recognizing your employees: What’s appropriate?

by Cassandra Lewis People crave recognition. According to a Gallup survey, the number one reason most Americans leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated. It is human nature to crave that “thank you,” and it is our jobs as managers to ensure employees receive it. There are specific issues to keep in mind […]

Motivating on the cheap: Rewards don’t have to bust the budget

Dedicated, hardworking—and maybe even long-suffering—employees deserve rewards. Sometimes the appropriate reward is a well-deserved raise, but money isn’t always the best solution. And in today’s world of tight budgets, it’s often not even a possibility. But employers wanting to show appreciation have other options. In the Business & Legal Resources webinar “Small Budget, Big Employee […]

Boosting retention as turnover threat looms

2014 dawned with reports that employee turnover would reach critical mass during this year. Salary.com’s annual “January Job Hunters” survey claimed that employees were in many ways more satisfied with their jobs than in years past, but a whopping 83 percent of the people surveyed said they planned to look for a new job during […]