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Monday, February 14, 2022

Valentine’s Day, The Day of Love and Employee Appreciation

Valentine’s Day is, of course, the day of love. It is a time to show the ones you love just how much you care. In the workplace, the holiday can serve as the perfect opportunity to show some of that love to your employees. After all, they are the ones who are working hard for your company, day-in, day-out, all throughout the year. 

By now, you probably know how much value an engaged employee can create for your organization. Businesses with strong employee engagement programs are proven to have a more productive and innovative staff that makes better decisions. 

Employee recognition is one of the key contributors to achieving higher levels of employee engagement. Positive reinforcement can boost morale and help motivate a team to reach its goals and produce real results. But more than half of employees say they don’t feel that their boss does enough to show appreciation. 

The Do's of Employee Recognition  

  • Make each employee feel special 
  • Offer personalized perks 
  • Show honest appreciation for a completed task 
  • Launch an employee recognition program that reflects the company culture 
  • Be fair when it comes to employee recognition 
  • Be proactive in recognizing your employees 
  • Explain why you chose to recognize specific employees 
  • Recognize also teams 
  • Do make employee recognition public 

The Don'ts of Employee Recognition  

  • Don't forget that your employees are your best asset so don't forget to recognize their contribution to the business success! 
  • Don't launch competitive games 
  • Don't forget to reward any kind of contribution to the business 
  • Don't set the bar too high  
  • Don't forget to reward team efforts 
  • Don't ignore your employees' hobbies so you can reward their hard work with personalized perks 
  • Don't forget to make employee recognition fun 
  • Don't forget to encourage your employees, even though they haven't delivered exceptional results yet 

Employee recognition is the key when it comes to employee motivation and employee engagement in the workplace. If you want your employees to feel engaged and stay at the company, you need to show them that you value their work and their contribution to the business. Everyone wants to feel appreciated in the workplace — so why not use holidays, such as Valentine's Day to show your staff how you feel. Remember that your employees are your best asset so take care of them! 

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