For many of us, the workplace is a true extended family. When employees feel their employer cares about their well-being, they’re 38% more engaged. And a great way to show your employees that you care is to call out their great work. In fact, 78% of employees would work harder if they felt their efforts were better appreciated.
Here are 7 Ways to show your team you care
1. Sincere Relationships
Get to know your employees by going out to coffee. Discuss their unique goals, wants and desires so they know you’re invested in their life inside and outside the office.
2. Public Recognition
Congratulate employees for a job well done by sending out a company-wide email or sharing their success stories in a team meeting.
3. Simple Thank You’s
Send an authentic note of support and appreciation with a handwritten thank you card.
4. Work Perks
Show appreciation for a job well done by encouraging employees to take an extra-long lunch break, a work-from-home day or send them to a conference of their choice.
5. Well-being Matters
Invest in programs and resources — like a free financial session or yoga class — to help employees improve in the areas they care about.
6. Surprise and Delight
Give small gifts such as a gift card to their favorite lunch spot or tickets to a local show.
7. Gifts That Keep Going
Design fulfilling jobs that offer growth opportunities. It’s all about creating a workplace where employees can do their best work and feel valued every day.
Things to keep in mind
You don’t need to request extra budget — a little goes a long way. Try to make it personal. The goal is to acknowledge the recipient and their accomplishment or hard work in a meaningful way.
And remember, ask your employee about the type of recognition they appreciate. It’s good to make them feel special in a way that works for them.