Employees are the heart and the most valuable resource of a company. Great companies recognize that satisfied and engaged employees can boost a company’s ROI in a significant way. If employees’ work gets noticed it will definitely encourage positive and productive employee engagement.
Without any doubt, appreciating good work of the employee is essential as your satisfied employees are an enhancement to your company. So, let’s have a look at a few ways that you can put into practice to encourage employee recognition.
1) Give Shout-Outs
Your employee knew it he/she did a good job. But, hearing it from the company’s CEO or boss is a totally different feeling. Public encouragement is a great way to inspire and motivate people. You can do email blasts or public announcements at company meetings. It is a great idea and plus, it is absolutely free.
2) Recognition Ceremony
Arrange annual or monthly recognition ceremony. In this ceremony, you can give corporate awards to employees. Also, make sure that the person giving the award to employee knows the value of each employee’s contribution. A supervisor can give an award to an employee with some specific note mentioning how the employee has contributed to the company.
3) The Employee of the Month
You can put an employee’s picture on an office wall as an employee of the month. Even, you can post your recognition to your company’s website to recognize the accomplishment of specific employees. To make the recognition more effective and memorable you can send a handwritten note saying thank you.
4) Non-cash Rewards
Always remember cash seems to be least effective when it comes to recognizing an employee. It is momentary and intangible. If you really want to say thank you to your employee for putting in a few extra hours on a tight deadline then you can give a gift card to a coffee shop or cafe, movie tickets or any other universally-appreciated gifts. This kind of recognition will let them know that you appreciate them with a reason to have some fun.
5) Birthday Celebrations
You can celebrate business birthdays and recognize employees by shouting down early and gathering the entire staff in a conference room for cake and other treats. You can give them some personalized recognition mentioning the specific things they have done for the company. You can also celebrate employee’s birthdays and their employment anniversaries.
There are many other easy on the pocket ways for management to show the employees the acknowledgment that they deserved. Sometimes the two simplest words ‘Thank You’ can make a great difference. Whichever method you use to appreciate your employee’s good job, be sure to make it a tradition and not just a show-off.