National Employee Appreciation Day: Show Your Team How Much They Mean to You

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Today is National Employee Appreciation Day.  A day that focuses attention on employees across all industries. Today, employers across the country in business and organizations are planning to honor employee achievements and contributions.  

But you don’t have to wait until the first Friday in March to recognize your employees. In fact, this article says 40% of employed Americans say they’d put more energy into their work if they were recognized more often. 

There are actually several easy, low-cost ways to show your employees they’re appreciated throughout the year.  

Write a Note 

In the digital age, a hand-written note that tells a member of your team that you appreciate them and thank them for their work goes a long way.  Don’t overthink it. It could be as simple as a small thank you on a sticky note or even an actual card.  Get in the practice of sending thank you notes to your employees.  

Celebrate Small Wins 

Many crumbs make a loaf. A large goal is rarely accomplished all at once.  Celebrating the “crumbs” that contribute to the overall goal helps keep everyone motivated over the long haul.  

Treats 

Literally, everyone loves donuts.  People are also fond of bagels, cookies and pizza.  Surprise your team with a treat, just because you appreciate them.  

Nominate Them for an Award 

Recognize the employees who go above and beyond by nominating them for an industry award.  For example, The Aspect and ASUGA GEM Award. This program recognizes the exemplary work of your colleagues and their use of Aspect products. It gives you the opportunity to recognize and reward them by sharing the story of their creativity, dedication and willingness to go the extra mile.  Learn more and nominate someone today.

Recognizing your employees is a privilege. It’s so much more than a to-do item. As a leader, you have the privilege of showing your team just how much you appreciate them and help them feel great about themselves.